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Welcome back!

Starting Tuesday, March 16, Fern Hill Library and Swasey Library are open for in-library services for four, 45-minute sessions each day.

Make an Appointment to Visit a Library

Appointments must be made at least 24 hours in advance. Limited walk-in access is also available on a first-come, first-served basis. Please note that the first session each day is for high-risk individuals. 

Multiple people from the same household may visit the library together, but individual appointments need to be made for each person. 

Tuesdays and Wednesdays 
  • 12:00 - 12:45 p.m. for High-Risk Patrons     
  • 1:00 - 1:45  p.m. 
  • 5:00 - 5:45 p.m.   
  • 6:00 - 6:45 p.m.   
Thursdays, Fridays, and Saturdays
  • 10:00 - 10:45 a.m. for High-Risk Patrons 
  • 11:00 - 11:45 a.m. 
  • 3:00 - 3:45 p.m. 
  • 4:00 - 4:45 p.m. 

Schedule an Appointment (online or by phone)  - Select a library

765 South 84th Street
Tacoma WA 98444
Phone: (253) 280-2910

7001 Sixth Avenue
Tacoma WA 98406
Phone: (253) 280-2970

Services available during your visit:​​

  • Material browsing, holds pickup and checkout​​
  • Account services (signing up for library cards, paying fees, etc.)​​
  • Public computer terminals are available on first-come, first-serve basis for a 30-minute session
  • Print are 10 cents for black & white and 20 cents for color
    • Print up to $5 worth of prints for free with your TPL library card!
  • Limited seating for wi-fi and electrical outlet access​​
  • Restrooms​​
  • Book sale​​

When visiting a branch, please:

  • Wear a face mask
  • Practice social distancing
  • Follow signs posted outside the library to enter

Please do not enter the library if you are sick, experiencing symptoms of COVID-19, or have recently been in contact with someone who has a confirmed or suspected case.

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