Three Tacoma Public Library branches, Moore, Wheelock, and Kobetich are now open six days per week during the public school year, holiday weeks excluded. The Moore and Wheelock branches are the system's "regional" libraries and busiest locations, while Kobetich geographically triangulates library services that are available in Tacoma on Sundays. All three locations are open from 1-5 p.m on Sundays.
In November 2018, the Tacoma City Council approved Library Director Kate Larsen's proposal for instituting the six-day schedule as part of the City's biennial budget. Funding for the new six-day schedule comes from the City's General Fund.
Based on current daily usage, Tacoma Public Library expects the additional days of service will create significant weekly benefits for the community, including: more customers being able to use the Library; additional youth homework needs served; more library items borrowed or renewed; more uses of public computers; and potentially more engagement programs offered across the three branches for patrons of all ages.