New hold slip format

Beginning January 2, 2018, Tacoma Public Library will use a new format for hold slips. The new format is: First four letters of last name First three letters of first name Last four numbers of patron barcode So, Sherlock Holmes’ hold slip would look like: HOLM SHE  1234 This format is similar to those used…
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All Staff Training Day

On Thursday, October 19th, 2017 from 9:00am to 6:00pm, all branches of Tacoma Public Library will be closed for in-depth staff trainings. These trainings provide public servants with necessary skills geared towards ensuring quality service from all facets of the library. Tacoma Library thanks you for your patience during this system wide closure. We look…
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Tacoma Library Welcomes TPS Educators to the Pathway Partnership

Through this new phase of the Pathway Partnership, Tacoma Public School (TPS) educators may access premium public library resources with their employee ID. Educators share this privilege with their students, who have been able to use their school ID as a library card for four years. Learn more. We, at Tacoma Public Library, hope this…
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Hunger selected for Tacoma Reads 2017

Hunger is Roxane Gay's powerful memoir discussing the effects of trauma on self-image and weight, and exploring the author’s experience interacting with societal expectations around a woman’s appearance. The title is Mayor Marilyn Strickland’s selection for Tacoma Reads 2017, the city's community wide reading program, now in its 15th year. Copies of Hunger are currently available at all…
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SelfCheck Machines are Here!

Starting August 29th, Tacoma Public Library is making it easier for you to get in and get out quickly with the installation of SelfCheck machines at every branch.  Intended to increase efficiency, 30 new SelfCheck machines have been added as part of a system-wide improvement plan supported by funds from the city.  In addition, each location…
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