What does this mean? You now have access to the tri-campus print collection!
This service is the result of an involved and thoughtful tri-campus coordination navigating a set of complexities during a pandemic, and guided by our commitment to our staff and users, prioritizing their health and safety above all else to ensure a smooth launch! We are as happy as you are that this service is now available, as it is and always remains a part of our strategic plan to accelerate scholarship and learning through responsive collections.
Request books or media through UW Libraries Search, the same way you always have! Be sure to select ‘Tacoma’ as your pick-up location.
You will receive an email when your materials are on our hold shelf. To check the status of your holds at anytime, log in to your Library Account.
Once notified your holds are available, reserve a curbside window by selecting a day and time at the bottom of our Lib2Go Curbside form. You will be prompted to fill out a booking form that gives you a specific time slot for pickup. If you need assistance, email library staff at email@example.com. You will receive a follow up email, once staff have confirmed your curbside appointment.
When you arrive for your appointment, there are two free parking spaces in the Jefferson Parking Lot dedicated to curbside pick up. If you arrive by foot, please maintain a safe distance from our curbside service. Follow these links to see parking space and pick up location or for Google Directions.
Contact staff at 253-692-4831 (number also on curbside signage at the Library). Staff will verify your identity over the phone, then check materials out to you. Staff will only answer this line during curbside appointment windows.
Staff will place materials outside the TLB exit by the Jefferson Parking Lot. Once staff are back inside the building, you can retrieve your materials.
Please comply with our safety signage by wearing masks and maintaining 6 feet of distance to keep our community healthy and safe.
Thank you to Access Services across all three campuses for making this happen, and all of our staff who will be working behind the scenes to get books into your hands.
Thank you also to our patrons — the staff, students, and faculty at UW Tacoma — for your ongoing patience and understanding and support. As we maintain the safety of our Library staff, please note that the process of retrieving your books might take a little longer than it did before.