COVID Test Kit

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Test Kit Inventory by Location 

Through a partnership with the Tacoma-Pierce County Health Department, opens a new window, Tacoma Public Library has free, COVID-19 test kits available to the public.  

Each guest may take two PCR test kits and two rapid Antigen kits. 

The table below reflects the availability of both PCR and antigen tests by location and is updated periodically while Tacoma Public Library is open. Please call the library directly to verify kits are in stock before visiting the location. 

Location  Antigen PCR
Fern Hill Library  Available Available
Kobetich Library  Available Available
Main Library  Available Available
Moore Library  Available Available
Mottet Library  Available Available
South Tacoma Library  Available Available
Swasey Library  Available Available
Wheelock Library   Available Available

  

Tests Available:

PCR Test Kits

PCR test kits must be registered, self-administered, and shipped. Postage is included. Results take 24-72 hours after test kit is received.

You can pick up to two PCR test kits at any Tacoma Public Library location during our scheduled service hours.  

Kit Details 

The kit includes simple instructions to register it online, self-administer the test, and then drop off the testing kit at a UPS Store or UPS drop box. Kits must be mailed by UPS the same day they are taken. Postage is included.  Results take 24-72 hours after test kit is received via mail. Please do not return the test kits to the library. 

More info on the PCR testing kits: 

Antigen Test Kits 

Antigen testing kits for ages 2 and older give you quick results in the privacy of your own home. Depending on test kit type, results are available in 10–15 minutes. It is recommended you take a second test 24-48 hours after your first test.  

You can pick up to two antigen test kits at any Tacoma Public Library location during our scheduled service hours. 

More info on Antigen Test Kits: 

Contact a Library

Testing kits can be picked up at the circulation desk or by curbside, no-contact pickup. Please call your library to request curbside pickup, or to inquire about current test kit inventory: 

Fern Hill Library: 253-280-2910 

Kobetich Library: 253-280-2920 

Main Library: 253-280-2800 

Moore Library: 253-280-2930 

Mottet Library: 253-280-2950 

South Tacoma Library: 253-280-2960 

Swasey Library: 253-280-2970 

Wheelock Library: 253-280-2980

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