Service Hours Update

Tacoma Public Library is now offering more in-building hours! Most locations have resumed their pre-pandemic hours.   You do not need an appointment for general library visits. However, you can make an appointment to visit the Northwest Room or Digital Media Lab at Main Library through the Visit a Library page.  Current hours by location: …
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All locations now open for services

All eight of Tacoma Public Library’s neighborhood libraries are now open–with some limits to hours, building capacity, and services. Masks and social distancing are required while visiting all library locations.   Although the majority of the Main Library is closed for facility upgrades through fall 2022, the Main Library lobby is open for walk-in holds pickup, book and…
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More locations opening in Phase 3

TPL will open more locations and adjust services and operations for Phase 3. Changes include ending the quarantine of materials, opening three more locations, and adjusting services.   June 1: Quarantine no longer required by state mandate  Following updates to state guidelines, returned library materials no longer require a 24-hour quarantine period before being checked in and recirculated. Tacoma Public Library ceased quarantining…
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Tacoma Public Library is fine free!

Tacoma Public Library has adopted a policy to permanently eliminate overdue fine collection on late items. Additionally, TPL will clear all overdue fines on patron accounts. TPL will also absorb fees from missing or damaged items that incurred a charge on Jan. 1, 2016, or earlier from patron accounts. “This gives patrons who have been…
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