Everything you need to know about current Tacoma Public Library services.

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Visit a Library

All locations are now open for in-building services. Please wear a mask and practice social distancing. Find out how to Visit a Library.
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Holds Pickup

Holds pickup is available at all Tacoma Public Library locations, including the Eastside Microlibrary at Eastside Community Center.

There are two ways to pick up your holds:

Holds Pickup hours at Eastside Community Center: 

Tuesday   12p.m.–2 p.m.  

Note that this is a walk-up service (no phone available) at the café window and is available one day per week, on Tuesdays. 



There are two ways to borrow physical materials from Tacoma Public Library 

  1. Make an appointment for Contactless Holds Pickup 
  2. Visit a Library building during our service hours
  3. Use your library card, opens a new window (eCard or physical card) to access eBooks, eAudiobooks, and streaming movies and TV shows, opens a new window via our eResources, opens a new window.

Interlibrary Loan (ILL) service is now available.


Tacoma Public Library is accepting returns at all locations, including the bookdrop at Eastside Community Center. Bookdrops are available 24/7.



Services at Your Neighborhood Library

When will TPL reopen its libraries to the public? Short answer: when it is safe to do so. Please read our full statement for more information.

Click the name of your library to find out what services it is currently offering:


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