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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:

Chat with a Librarian 24/7. Need help now? Click here to chat with a librarian 24 hours a day, 7 days a week.

Email us at  When sending email, please allow 24 hours for a librarian to respond.

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: Tacoma

Tacoma Public Library

"Open the door to a world of information and enjoyment. Your Tacoma Public Library Card gives you borrowing privileges at the downtown Main Library and at all neighborhood libraries throughout Tacoma. Your library card provides remote access to full-text articles from hundreds of magazines, newspapers and journals; business resources; homework assistance; unique local history resources and lots more."

What if I don't live in Tacoma?

You can use Tacoma Public Library, and their electronic resources, if you live in most areas of Pierce or King Counties. Also included are residents at Joint Base Lewis-McChord and people in local temporary or transitional housing. Click HERE for a list of communities outside Tacoma that have access to free Tacoma Public Library cards.


Use these links to get started with the Tacoma Public Library: