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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Borrow a Discover Pass and Check Out Washington!

As part of a cooperative project called Check Out Washington with Washington State Parks, Washington State Parks Foundation, the Washington State Library and other public libraries around the state, Tacoma Public Library cardholders have the opportunity to borrow a Discover Pass!   A Discover Pass allows access to millions of acres of state parks and other state public recreation lands. Check one out today and start exploring!   Information…
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What’s the latest at Tacoma Public Library?

Updates on Tacoma Public Library’s plans for reopening two branches, refreshing the Main Library, and expanding services  Tacoma Public Library today announces several updates to its current operations: opening two more locations, upgrading facilities at downtown’s Main Library, and expanding appointment-based services to specialized library departments.   Two more locations will open May 11   On Tuesday, May 11, the Kobetich Library and…
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Tacoma Public Library now reciprocal with Seattle Public Library

Effective Monday, March 29, Tacoma Public Library card holders can get a library card at The Seattle Public Library through a reciprocal borrowing agreement. Get a Seattle Public Library Card To complete an application for a Seattle Public Library card, patrons of the Tacoma Public Library will need: A proof current TPL library card Library…
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