Educator Services and Resources

Request a visit

Request a Visit

Tacoma Public Library staff would love to visit your classroom or community event. We welcome school tours too!

Get Help

Get Help From a Youth Services Librarian

Get help or request a visit from a Youth Services Librarian. No question is too small! Librarians are here to help families and teachers.

Printable Educator Resources

Printable Educator Resources

On this page you will find PDFs of flyers, storytime rhymes and songs, an eResources Scavenger Hunt, and more!

Book Clubs and Kits

Book Clubs and Kits

Tacoma Public Library offers Book Club Kits with multiple copies of books that you can check out to read with your own Book Club.

Featured eResources (Accessible with Pathway Cards)

Featured eResources


Printable activities from Scholastic for any subject: math, science, reading comprehension, STEM, writing and more...


BookFlix provides a unique read-aloud experience that will help your child develop and practice essential reading skills.


(Grades 3-5) Combines award-winning True Books with a collection of related videos, images, and web links.

Peterson's Test Prep: Education and Career Center

Includes full-length practice tests for GED, SAT, ACT, AP, PSAT, GRE, LSAT, MCAT, TOEFL, U.S. citizenship, and more...

Featured eResources

Miss Humblebee's Academy

Fun and interactive online kindergarten-readiness learning for kids ages three to six. Explore lessons in math, science, language, literacy

HelpNow: Free online tutoring for all…

Get help with homework, ask a question, interact with a live tutor, send your paper to the writing lab, standardized test practice and more!

Overdrive eBooks & Audiobooks

Free eBooks and downloadable audiobooks from the library! Check out our collection on the library's OverDrive page and get eReading!

Libby, by OverDrive App

TPL's eBook, eAudiobook, and eMagazine all-in-one app called Libby, by OverDrive. Available for Android and iOS, and Kindle Tablets.

Pathway Partnership Information

The Pathway Partnership with Tacoma Public School District (TPS) allows every TPS student and teacher to have Tacoma Public Library access using their student or employee ID card. For more details and information, please visit the Pathway Partnership webpage.

Educators are invited to print additional copies, opens a new window of Pathway Partnership promotional materials to share with students as needed.

Pathway FAQs

  • For Pathway Partnership cards, your PIN is 1234 unless you have changed it after creating your online account.

  • The partnership between Tacoma Public Library and Tacoma Public School District (TPS) allows every TPS student (Pre-K – 12) and teacher to have Tacoma Public Library access using their student or employee ID card.  

  • Click on “Log in/My Account” in the upper right hand corner of any page of the Tacoma Public Library website and then click on "Log In / Register". Type your student ID number into the field “Username or Barcode” and type 1234 into the “PIN” field.

    You'll be able to create your library username and activate your online account.

    Once you have logged in, consider clicking on “Personal Information” to change your pin number and add an email address or phone number.

  • Each school year there is a two week maintenance window starting on the Friday before Labor Day. During this time you will not be able to use your pathway account (school ID) while the library updates student and employee records for the new school year.    

  • Yes. If you log in to a library computer with your student ID then you may print documents for $0.10 a page for black and white and $0.20 a page for color. Print up to $5 worth of prints for free! Please note, paying for printouts is cash only.

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