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Public Use of the Internet at the Tacoma Public Library

The Tacoma Public Library offers free public internet access to valid card holders on about 180 computers installed system-wide.  All stations allow access to the Library catalog, databases and web site.  Most stations allow general internet access, the use of office applications for word processing, spreadsheets, databases, etc. Not all internet sites may be accessible from all stations due to technical and other issues. Anyone using public internet computers must follow the Tacoma Public Library Policy for Public Use of the Internet - Administrative Policy #10.53.

Reserve a Computer

To reserve for a computer, you will need a valid Library card . You can now reserve online or at your local library. If you don't qualify for a Library card,  non-residents may also purchase a Library card.

You should keep in mind:

  • Library card users have three (3) hours maximum time per day at a Library.
  • You may reserve a computer up to five (5) days in advance.
  • Reserved computers will be held for ten (10) minutes, after which they will be made available to others.
  • The children’s and teen computers are not available to reserve.

Is printing available? Yes. The Library charges $0.10/page for black and white, and $0.30/page for color printing. 

How Your Privacy is Protected

When your session ends and you log off, the system automatically deletes information about Web sites you visited and/or data you saved to the computer. The Library purges all patron reservation information daily.

Last Updated 04.05.2012