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

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Visit a Library

All locations except Main are now open for in-building services. The Main Library Lobby is open for limited services, opens a new window and the Northwest Room and Digital Media Lab are open by appointment, opens a new window. Please review our current masking guidelines., opens a new window
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Holds Pickup

Holds pickup is available at all Tacoma Public Library locations and the 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 on Tuesdays only. 



How 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.

In addition, library patrons can utilize Interlibrary Loan (ILL) to borrow materials from a network of libraries.


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

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


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