Tacoma Public Library


(253) 591-5666

1102 Tacoma Ave S
Tacoma, WA 98405

Saturday closed (show)

Monday 8:00am - 5:00pm

Tuesday 8:00am - 5:00pm

Wednesday 8:00am - 5:00pm

Thursday 8:00am - 5:00pm

Friday 8:00am - 5:00pm

Saturday closed

Sunday closed (hide)

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More Than Books-programs & Activities to Educate & Entertain.

MON 8:00am - 5:00pm TUE 8:00am - 5:00pm WED 8:00am - 5:00pm THURS 8:00am - 5:00pm FRI 8:00am - 5:00pm SAT closed SUN closed
Description: There is hardly an institution in Tacoma that affects more lives than the Tacoma Public Library, the possibilities are endless. No matter where you are, or what time of day it is, library access is available either at a local library or through this website. The best place to start...Get your Tacoma Public Library Card! Here you can learn everything you need to know about taking full advantage of the library's many services, programs and resources!

The Tacoma Public Library has the information you need, when you need it.

Library Databases.
Up-to-date subject information from newspapers, magazines, journals, dictionaries, encyclopedias, statistical resources and more. Many of these databases require a Tacoma Public Library card.

Ask a Librarian.
The Tacoma Public Library's online information service. You can chat with a librarian day or night to get answers to your questions.

JobNow offers personal job coaching and assistance for patrons at all phases of their job search as well as resume and cover letter review and live interview practice. JobNow also has an extensive collection of resources, including resume/cover letter templates, interview tips, general sample interview questions, industry-specific sample interview questions, and a vast array of online resources and links.

Employment resources @ the library
Whether you are looking for a job, researching a career change, or seeking job training, these library resources and web sites and will get you started on the right foot.

The Web.
A data-base of web sites used daily by our reference librarians to answer questions and provide information to our library patrons. This is not meant to be a comprehensive directory of web sites; rather it is a collection of useful (and accurate) resources. . . a starting place.

Resources for Tough Times.
The Tacoma Public Library and the World Wide Web are the places to turn to now for convenient access to job listings, personal finance assistance, and-up to-date information to address many of your information needs in these challenging times.

Library Catalog.
Search our library catalog for books and other resources you need. Material available at one location can be easily and quickly delivered to a library in your neighborhood. The downtown Main Library has a terrific selection of non-fiction DVDs and videocassettes.

Northwest History Resources.
The online home of the Library's Northwest Room & Special Collections- a veritable treasure trove of information and unique databases focused on the exploration, growth and development of Tacoma and the Puget Sound Region.

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Libraries near Tacoma Public Library

Pierce County Library (253) 536-6500 - 3005 112th E
Tacoma Library Main (253) 292-2001 - 1102 Tacoma Ave S
Tacoma Public Library (253) 591-5666 - 3828 E Portland Ave
Tacoma Public Library (253) 341-4848 - 215 S 56th St
Moore Library (253) 341-4848 - 215 S 56th St
Pearl A Wannamaker Library (253) 566-5087 - 6501 S 19th St
Church of Jesus Christ of LDS (253) 564-1103 - 1102 S Pearl St
Tacoma Public Library (253) 617-7811 - 3722 N 26th St
Swasey Library (253) 617-7810 - 7001 6th Ave
Pierce County Library Summit (253) 548-3321 - 5107 112th St E
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Good reading program

by tay , 10/25/2007

We love the summer reading programs the library offers. We also like story time.


by jklsisneros , 10/17/2007

We love the Tacoma Public Library system. The staff is always friendly and helpful. We always borrow movies from the library for free rather than having to always rent them from the store.

we love the library!

by rd , 10/10/2007

My kids and I live for library days, they are so helpful at the desk and alwyas have what we're looking for. Thanks also for the museum passes, its one of our favorite outings!

Friendly librarians

by Kari , 09/21/2007

The ladies at check-out are delightful and chatty or discreet about your materials, depending on your personality and the nature of your media. While Wheelock is just a neighborhood branch, we find the online reserve system (topcat.tacomapubliclibrary.org) quite handy to have our items delivered there. A typical request is filled within 3 days when coming from another branch (overnight when from Wheelock). Library cards are free to Tacoma residents and some reciprocal library card holders. Note that fiction DVDs are not reservable.

Love the Public Library

by AS , 09/19/2007

We enjoy the Public library system for all the resources it offers to kids and adults. We look forward to friday night movie night and always pick up an interesting flick at the library.

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