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Most locations have resumed normal hours.

Current hours by location:  

Fern Hill, Main*, Moore, South Tacoma, Swasey, and Wheelock Libraries 

Tuesdays and Wednesdays  12–8 p.m. 
Thursdays, Fridays, and Saturdays  10 a.m.–6 p.m. 

Kobetich and Mottet Libraries 

  Tuesdays and Wednesdays  12–3 p.m. 
Closed 3–4 p.m. 
4–8 p.m. 
  Thursdays, Fridays, and Saturdays  10 a.m.–1 p.m.
 Closed 1–2 p.m.
2 –6 p.m. 

Although the greater part of Main Library is closed for facility upgrades through fall 2022, the Main Library lobby is open for walk-in holds pickup and library card sign-ups.

No public computers, printing, copier, or restrooms will be accessible in the Main Library lobby at this time 

While the greater part of the Main Library’s building remains closed to the public, it will continue to offer appointments to visit the Digital Media Lab and Northwest Room for specialty services.

Services available during your visit:​​

(Except for Digital Media Lab and Northwest Room)

  • 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 60-minute session.
  • Print are 10 cents for black and 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, 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.

Make an Appointment to Visit the Northwest Room or Digital Media Lab

Appointments must be made at least 12 hours in advance. 

Digital Media Lab

Wednesdays

  • 3:00 - 5:00 p.m.
  • 5:30 - 7:30 p.m.
Northwest Room

Saturdays

  • 10:00 a.m. - 1:00 p.m.
  • 2:00 - 5:00 p.m.

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

1102 Tacoma Avenue South
Tacoma WA 98402
Phone: (253) 280-2812

1102 Tacoma Avenue South
Tacoma WA 98402
Phone: (253) 280-2814

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