Public libraries in Pierce County offer learning, recreation, distance education, internet connections and other resources for users — all for free. In addition, school libraries that support the curriculum and offer internet access and other resources are in most public and private schools, and academic and special libraries are found in colleges and universities. The Washington State Library, www.sos.wa.gov/library, supports libraries in the state with resources, interlibrary loan and other assistance.
Residents can enjoy and make use of approximately 30 public libraries in Pierce County. Get information about services, hours and events by visiting the branches’ websites. For a full list of libraries in Washington, visit the Washington State Library website. The following public library systems are near Joint Base Lewis-McChord.
Pierce County Library System
3005 112th St. E
Tacoma, WA 98446 253-548-3300
The Pierce County Library System has 20 locations throughout the county. Patrons have access to 1 million books, CDs and films, as well as numerous programs and events.
Tacoma Public Library
1102 Tacoma Ave. S
Tacoma, WA 98402 253-292-2001
The Tacoma Public Library has eight locations in the Tacoma area. Visit their website for more information on workshops and classes, digital media labs, the education and job center, learning tools and more.