If you don’t have a Pierce County Public Library card, you’re missing out on some amazing perks. And don’t forget – once you have a Pierce County Public Library card, you’ll have reciprocal access to libraries across Western Washington!
Download free movies, audio books, e-books and more!
The Pierce County Public Library offers access to many different types of software. Some can be checked out for home use; others can be used directly from the Internet!
- Stream free movies, music and TV shows with Hoopla!
- Access free e-Books from Overdrive, TumbleBooks and more!
- Download free audio books from the Overdrive, Hoopla and more!
- Download digital magazines, such as Cosmopolitan, Popular Science, Every Day with Rachel Ray, Martha Stewart Living, PCWorld, Reader’s Digest, Newsweek, National Geographic and more from Zinio.
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Free Admission to Museum of Glass and more.
The Pierce County Public Library offers a culture pass to interested patrons. The pass provides FREE admission to two people at a participating venue or performance event. Passes are available on a first-come, first-serve basis.
You can check out a culture pass for the following institutions:
- Museum of Glass passes are available to Pierce County Library card holders. The Glass Pass offers free admission for two adults and all family members under age 18. The passes can be picked up from the Pierce County Library, the Puyallup Public Library and the Tacoma Public Library. Call or check online to confirm availability.
- Tacoma Art Museum passes provide free admission for up to four people. Please note that museum policy states that there must be one adult present for every three children under the age of 12. The Art Access Pass can be picked up from the Lewis-McChord Library System, Pierce County Library, Puyallup Public Library, Roy Library and Tacoma Public Library.
- Washington State History Museum offers free admission for two adults and all family members under the age of 18 with the library’s History Pass. Pick it up at the Pierce County Library.
Learn new skills with online classes!
Learn something new with Universal Class. There are over 500 classes to choose from. You’ll learn at your own pace while working with a real instructor. From Algebra to Yoga, there’s something for everyone!
Learn basic to advanced computer skills at Microsoft Imagine Academy. This service will teach you how to master basic computer literacy, make the most of Microsoft’s extensive applications and even study more complex computer skills like Visual Study, SQL Servers and more. You can even get Microsoft Certified for free!
Learn a new language with Pronunciator!
Learn something new with exclusive access to databases like Adult Learning Center, Consumer Reports, Wall Street Journal, World Vital Records and more.
Visit the library to learn even more!
Join the Tech Club and meet up at the Administrative Center Library every third Thursday to network with other tech enthusiasts in this casual and informative meetup. Coffee is provided!
Take on-site classes and participate in meetups at the library! Topics include book clubs, basic computer skills, workshops, small business advising, used book sales and more. Of course, you can start your own book club and check out Book Club Kits!
Take a citizenship class and prepare for the citizenship process. To participate, you must be at least 18 years old, able to read, write and speak basic English and have been a lawful permanent US resident for at least 5 years.
Get help with your job search or small business startup. Whether you’re looking to get hired or get started with your small business, the library can assist you. Click here to find out what the Pierce County Library can do for you!
Continue your education at the Adult Learning Library. Located inside the six larger libraries in Gig Harbor, Lakewood, Parkland/Spanaway, South Hill, Sumner and University Place, the Adult Learning Library provides helpful resources for adult learners. You’ll find step-level workbooks in mathematics, English skills and helpful resources such as classic novels, science texts, financial documents and more.
Special Stuff for Kids & Teens
Get homework help online. Knowledgeable Brainfuse tutors are available online every day between 1pm and 10pm for one-on-one homework help. Service is available in English and Spanish to students of all ages.
Check out a Science to Go backpack from the library. This free program promotes STEM skills by encouraging families to do science together at home. There are five themed books and activities available.
Disabled patrons can receive home delivery.
Homebound patrons can receive monthly visits (and books)! If you reside in the library’s service area and are homebound, you may receive a monthly visit by a Community Outreach Services Department staff member. Your library needs will be discussed and materials will be loaned. Contact (253) 548-3530 for more information.