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:  

Fern Hill, Main*, Moore, South Tacoma, Swasey, and Wheelock Libraries 

Tuesdays and Wednesdays  12–8 p.m. 
Thursdays, Fridays, and Saturdays  10 a.m.–6 p.m. 

*Main Library is under construction through fall 2022 and has limited services. Main’s Lobby is open for books and materials check-out, library sign-ups, and program kit pick up. Public restrooms, printing, copies, and computer use are not available. 


Kobetich and Mottet Libraries 


Tuesdays and Wednesdays 

12–3 p.m. 
Closed 3–4 p.m. 
4–8 p.m. 

Thursdays, Fridays, and Saturdays 

10 a.m.–1 p.m.
Closed 1–2 p.m.
2 –6 p.m. 

To learn more about visiting libraries and to make appointments for the Northwest Room and Digital Media Lab at Main Library, please check out our Visit a Library page. 

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 


Thank you for your support. Please remember that masks are still required during your visit.