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Due to facility upgrades underway, Main Library's public restrooms are closed at this time. Main Library is offering express lobby service: walk-in holds pickup, library card sign-ups, express computer usage, printing, and copying. Make an appointment to visit the Digital Media Lab, opens a new window and Northwest Room, opens a new window. Learn more about the upgrades by visiting the Main Library FAQs page.

Current hours:  

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

Services available during your visit:

  • Material browsing, holds pickup, and checkout​​
    • Holds pick up is also available at the Eastside Community Center on Tuesdays from 12 to 2 p.m.
  • Account services (signing up for a library card, paying fees, etc.)​​
  • Restrooms​​ (except at Main Library)
  • Public computer terminals are available on first-come, first-serve basis
  • Print are 10 cents for black and white and 20 cents for color
    • Print up to $5 worth of prints for free per week with your TPL library card!
  • Book sale​​ with proceeds benefiting the Summer Reading Challenge program

Please note for your visit:

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


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


  • 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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