Access to Ancestry.com is available from within the Library. Contains billions of names from census records, passenger immigration lists, vital records (birth/marriage/death), war and muster lists, court/land records, images, indexes, narratives and much more.
Home & Hobbies
Car repair info you can get at home! Chilton's provides exclusive photographs, diagnostics, step-by-step repair procedures, Original Equipment Manufacturer (OEM) maintenance schedules, wiring diagrams, recalls and Technical Service Bulletins (TSBs) for automobiles and light trucks in one easy-to-use web site.
Access to Consumer Reports' website from the Library! Information and advice on consumer products providing ratings and reviews, recommendations and buying advice.
Enjoy movies, TV shows, eBooks, comics, music albums, and audiobooks on Hoopla. Check out up to 10 items per month.
Official, WA State Specific, Federal, Business, Personal, Real Estate and General forms covering hundreds of legal subjects and issues. Also includes Attorney Directory.
Find new books to read! Search for a favorite author or title, browse booklists, award lists, or find the next book in a series. Fiction and Nonfiction books for all ages are included.
(Ages 0-18) The Novelist we love but limited to fiction and nonfiction for kids and teens! (Does not include books for adults.)
Enjoy free eBooks & Downloadable Audiobooks from the Tacoma Public Library.
Get direct access to magazines and academic journals with Publication Finder. You can search by periodical title, browse by subjects, search within publications, or view the full-text articles within individual volumes or issues.
Explore the world of digital magazines - online, offline and on all your devices. (Previously offered as Zinio.)
Access to a suite of ReferenceUSA databases including U.S. Businesses, U.S. New Businesses, U.S. Consumers/Lifestyles, Canadian Businesses and U.S. Standard White Pages.
Enjoy level 1 of Rosetta Stone courses for 30 different languages for free!
Indexes home construction news in Tacoma newspapers from 1883 through 1950. Lists architects, contractor and building style, if known. Indicates whether architectural plans are known to exist. Includes many photographs and indexes over 200 books related to Tacoma architecture or history. Nearly 50,000 addresses included.
RBdigital Magazines, the world's largest newsstand, offers full-color digital magazines for anytime, anywhere reading on desktops, mobile devices, and apps. Your library's collection of popular digital magazines includes both new and backlist titles with no holds, no checkout periods, and no limits.