Library Photo of the Week

This joyful rainbow balloon arch in Gillenwater Plaza on Wednesday reminds us of the beauty that results when we combine and include all parts to make a whole. The UW Tacoma Library is dedicated to helping create and maintain that whole: The University of Washington Tacoma Library strives to create an environment of intellectual freedom Read More…

Discourses on Civil Rights: A New Exhibit in SNO

In honor of Black History Month (also called African American History Month), the UW Tacoma Library has a new exhibit up in the Snoqualmie Building. We wanted  to highlight literature written by contemporary African American authors (such as Jacqueline Woodson’s Brown Girl Dreaming), as well as scholarship about the Civil Rights movement.  To enhance the relevance Read More…

Dr. Martin Luther King Jr’s Legacy: Interviews with Local Civil Rights Activists

Today, Monday Jan. 21st, we honor Reverend Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. Dr. King was a nonviolent, civil rights activist committed to equality and social justice. His work and legacy have inspired communities and individuals to campaign for equal rights, demand economic justice, and to enact social and political change. In recognition of Dr. King’s Read More…

Growing the Graphic Novel Collection at UW Tacoma Library

We are thrilled to announce that we applied for — and received! — an Allen Opportunity Grant that will allow us to build and expand our graphic novel collection. We will build a free-standing, browseable, curricula-supporting collection of diverse graphic novels for the University of Washington Tacoma Library. Recent scholarship has highlighted the pedagogical possibilities of Read More…