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While in the online catalog, click the button on the right side of the page. If you chose “availability by branch” you can see which library locations have this item and whether it is currently available.

If an item is being used by another person you may put yourself on the hold list for the item. When the item is returned, it will be sent to the next person in line.

Items you borrow are yours to enjoy typically for three weeks. If no one else has requested your item, you may renew your checkout for another three weeks. You may renew up to three times before you must return the item. Entertainment DVDs are available for one week.

E-books and audiobooks borrowed from OverDrive or the Libby app are available for 7, 14 or 21 days – you choose. Items can be renewed from within OverDrive or the Libby app within three days of their expiration so long as no one else is waiting for the item.

Your Pierce County Library opens a world of imagination and information through more than just books. Check out these additional resources: 

Pierce County Library System has made reciprocal borrowing agreements with other libraries, allowing people who live in one library’s service area to check out books and other items from another library for free and vice versa. Find the full list of partner libraries.

Everywhere! Find a location near you and visit today.

Library hours and all you need to know about the Pierce County Library’s locations are available on this website. Learn more about what each location provides.

The Pierce County Library creates inclusive, welcoming and respectful spaces and experiences for all community members. The Library supports activities and usage that is safe, non-discriminatory, and advances the varied ways customers choose to engage with the Library. Specific behaviors are required to maintain this positive and beneficial environment.

Learn more about the Library Rules of Conduct.

Executive Director
Gretchen Caserotti

Learn more about our Executive Director.

Assistant to the Executive Director | Manager, Executive Office Administration
Designated Public Records Officer 

Petra McBride

Deputy Director of Public Services
Connie Behe 

Collection Management Director
Amy Anderson

Facilities & Capital Projects Director
Kristina Cintron

Business & Compliance Director
Clifford Jo

Finance Director
Mary Stimson

Information Technology Director
Brian Lee

Pierce County Library Foundation Director
Dean Carrell

Marketing & Communications Director
Mary Getchell

Staff Experience Director
Chereé Green


Public Services Directors

Customer Experience Director – Programs and Services
Alison Eckes

Customer Experience Director – Public Operations
Melissa Munn

Service of Process
Service of process, including summons, complaints, subpoenas, court orders, discovery requests and any other formal legal process, shall be served on the Pierce County Library System Executive Director, Deputy Director, or Manager, Executive Office Administration at the Administrative Center during regular business hours.

No other employee, representative, or other person associated with the Library System is authorized as a statutory agent to accept service of process on behalf of the Library System or Library System employees.

Pierce County Library does not accept unsolicited requests for links to information, products or services. Pierce County Library staff curates all web content.