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 materials checkouts, and library card sign-ups. No public computers, printing, copier, or restrooms will be accessible in the Main Library lobby at this time.
Patrons interested in visiting Main Library’s Northwest Room or Digital Media Lab can make an appointment online or by phone to schedule a visit.
Libraries are currently open on the following schedule, which is subject to change:
|Tuesday hours||Wednesday hours||Thurs, Fri, Sat hours|
Open 12–2 p.m. Closed 2–5 p.m.
Open 5–7 p.m.
Open for high risk individuals 12–1 p.m. Open 1-2 p.m.
Closed 2–5 p.m.
Open 5–7 p.m.
Open 10 a.m–12 p.m. Closed 12–3 p.m.
Open 3–5 p.m.
Other locations and services:
TPL To Go walk-up holds pickup, library card sign-ups, and creative and program kit pickups continue at the Eastside Microlibrary on Tuesdays between 12–2 p.m.. Library services are accessible via a window adjacent to the main entrance of the Eastside Community Center.
TPL To Go converts to contactless holds pickup by appointment; walk-up services cease
Now that libraries are open, patrons can visit any location to retrieve their holds from the holds shelf. If patrons prefer to pick up their holds without entering a building, they are encouraged to make an appointment for contactless holds pickup.
Summary of changes
Starting on Tuesday, June 8, most locations will be open at 50% capacity for general visits. On Tuesday, June 15, Wheelock Library will open at 50% capacity. The lobby of Main Library will open at 50% capacity for limited library services. No public computers, printing, copier, or restrooms will be accessible in the Main Library lobby at this time.
Due to libraries having higher capacity in Phase 3, it is no longer necessary to make appointments for general visits. However, patrons must make appointments to visit the Digital Media Lab and Northwest Room at Main Library, as the building remains closed for facility upgrades.
Patrons must continue to wear masks and practice social distancing while visiting libraries.
TPL continues to offer virtual programs, services, and assistance, as well as contactless holds pickup for patrons who do not wish to enter library buildings.
For the most up-to-date information on library services, visit tacomalibrary.org/tpl-now.