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Yes, the TCC library is a spacious home for thousands of books. But did you know we also have a wealth of digital resources to help you succeed in all your classes at TCC? We invite you to plug in or unplug while you study, research, get help with class work, or relax between classes in one of our quiet study spaces.

Learn more about the library – watch our 2-minute video!

How Can We Help You?

  • Find and check out materials: Our collection houses 50,000 print books, magazines, DVDs and audio CDs in our Library Catalog
  • Get 24/7 access: Full-text access to 72,000+ e-books and over 16,000 academic journals and newspapers in our TCC Databases.
  • Find articles, books and online resources: Use OneSearch.
  • Improve your research skills: Learn to do research, including finding, evaluating, using and citing sources.
  • Course-related technology: Access your email, ANGEL or Canvas classroom, Word, Excel, PowerPoint and more.
  • Use our computers and other equipment: Make use of 80+ computers and other equipment including printers, scanners, DVD players and VCRs, photocopiers, laptops for checkout use in the library, and adaptive technology for students with special needs. The library is fully wired for your laptops and wireless devices.
  • Find a place for quiet study or to work with your small group: We have quiet spaces for individual study, as well as larger group areas and a group media room.

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Members of the community are welcome to visit. Books and magazines can be used in the library. In order to check out books and magazines, community users must purchase an annual “community borrower” card for $50. 

Ask at the Circulation desk for a guest computer account which will provide access to the internet, Library databases and to photocopies and print-outs for a fee. Due to limited space and resources, we must first serve the needs of our students. Computers for community members are often not available during the Library’s busiest hours (9 a.m. until 2 p.m.). The “community borrower” card does not include off-campus access to the Library’s databases.

Location & Hours

The Library is located in the center of TCC's campus in Bldg. 7 (South end).

Summer Library Hours:
Monday-Thursday: 7:30 am - 5:30 pm

General Library phone numbers:
Reference Desk: 253.566.5134
Circulation Desk: 253.566.5087

Email: library@tacomacc.edu

Library Staff Directory

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