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Need help with Research? Have a general question about the library's resources or services? We're here to help!

There are a number of ways in which you can reach us:

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Call a Reference librarian at (206) 592-3232 (on-campus extension 3232) during library hours.

Visit the Reference Desk, located on the Library Plaza Level (2nd Floor) during library hours.

Nearby libraries: Pierce County

Pierce County Library System

The Pierce County Library System is the largest provider of free books and information in Pierce County. In addition to books, recorded books, videos, and electronic resources, PCLS also has a collection of databases which are free for you to use - if you have a PCLS library card. Here's one of their featured items: online auto repair manuals - available from their databases page!

What if I don't live in Pierce County?

If you attend or work at Highline Community College you almost certainly have free access to the Pierce County Library System. Click HERE for a list of communities outside Pierce County that have access to free PCLS library cards. From Vancouver to Whidbey Island, PCLS is there for you.


Use these links to get started with the Pierce County Library System: