Library Picture of the Week

Today is the third Thursday of August, which means it’s Third Thursday in Tacoma, when citizens and visitors descend upon museums and galleries to enjoy art and meet artists. All events are FREE! One such activity participants may enjoy is the Chihuly Walking Tour, which features a stop at the University of Washington’s Snoqualmie Building Read More…

Library Photo of the Week

If you follow the library’s social media, you know we like to post pictures of our tea time, a weekly (sometimes semiweekly!) afternoon tradition where library staff (both permanent and student staff) gather in the breakroom for some refreshments. The IT director often brings and shares homebaked goods. Others also whip up fun bites that Read More…

Library Photo of the Week

We like to think of the library as being at the center of all things! You’ll find this geographically true on our campus as you navigate to the centrally-located Snoqualmie and Tioga Library Buildings. Whether you’re a UW student, employee, or public patron, we welcome you to find your way here to browse our physical Read More…

Library Photo of the Week

“Hey, what’s this sign about?” The UW Tacoma Library proudly houses a unique stand-alone collection of youth literature, the Professor Belinda Y. Louie Children’s and Young Adult Literature Library Endowed Collection. These shelves–housed on the south side of the first floor of the Tioga Library Building–carry a multitude of familiar and unique reads going back Read More…

Library Photo of the Week

See a book? Read a book! Library displays aren’t just there to look good (though they do look great, if we do say so ourselves)–these items are meant to be contemplated, handled, browsed, and checked out! Wander over and have a look today! Our current displays are That’s What She Said in TLB, Graphic Novels in Read More…

Library Photo of the Week

The hydrangeas are in glorious bloom alongside the south wall of the Snoqualmie Powerhouse! Did you know that the JSTOR Global Plants database contains high-resolution reference photographs and drawings of a variety of plants? Launch to this botany resource and others from the biology library guide in the science section of “Research by Subject.”

Library Photo of the Week

UW Tacoma faculty are participating in a library workshop this week to learn about and implement OER (Open Educational Resources). We invited UW Tacoma institutional analyst and astronomy professor Alice Few to Wednesday’s session to share her perspectives and experience in transitioning to OER teaching. In the coming weeks participating faculty will create OER implementation Read More…

Library Photo of the Week

(Photo courtesy of Z. Mayhook) The de-stress puzzle is finished! After a week-and-a-half, and many hands, the puzzle is complete! While it’s missing a few pieces, the end-result is nothing short of satisfying. Kudos to these three students for giving the puzzle it’s final push. Check out more de-stress activities in the Snoqualmie foyer, and Read More…

Library Photo of the Week

Toward the end of every quarter, the UW Tacoma Library takes on the role of an art gallery as it hosts numerous student projects throughout the Snoqualmie and Tioga Library Buildings. These installations are the culminating projects in various writing and art courses and reflect student perspectives on critical societal topics. Here are just a Read More…

Library Photo of the Week

Sunny days find UW Tacoma students enjoying all parts of our campus, including the skybridge between the Snoqualmie and Tioga Library Buildings. Wednesday was no exception for these two students who frequently spend time enjoying the warmth and views afforded from this perch over the Prairie Line Trail. What’s your favorite sunny day spot on Read More…