What is Ask-a-Librarian or virtual reference?

Ask-a-Librarian is Tacoma Public Library’s chat serviceopens a new window to provide virtual reference assistance online

The Ask-a-Librarian chat serviceopens a new window is staffed by Tacoma Public Library staff and if we aren’t available another library will assist you.

You can also submit an email questionopens a new window and we will make every attempt to respond within 2 business days. Please note that Tacoma Public Library is closed on Sundays and Mondays.