Tacoma Public Library deaccessions Eastside Microlibrary due to technology issues


TACOMA, WASH.—Tacoma Public Library (TPL) announced it will remove the Eastside Microlibrary located inside the Eastside Community Center from its service offerings, due to ongoing technological malfunctions with the kiosk.  

The Eastside Microlibrary was installed in the lobby of the Eastside Community Center in September of 2019 to provide access to library materials on Tacoma’s Eastside, where a TPL branch was closed in 2011.  

“The Eastside Microlibrary was meant as a temporary solution as we worked with our partners at the City of Tacoma and in the community to develop a more sustainable and robust library service option on the Eastside,” explained Library Director Kate Larsen.   

“In order to explore our options for library services on the Eastside as well as Hilltop, we have relaunched a Feasibility Study that will ask for community input, compile viable options and fundraising scenarios, and present those findings to Tacoma residents by June of 2022,” stated Larsen. 

A TPL Outreach Librarian focused on Tacoma’s Hilltop and Eastside neighborhoods will continue to provide services, programs, and materials at the Eastside Community Center. 

For more information about current TPL hours, programs, and services, visit tacomalibrary.org. 


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