Your local public library is a gateway to inspiration, information, and lifelong learning! At your public library, you can find a great variety of resources, all available to you for free. For example...
Below you will find information about resources at Pierce County Library, and links to other local public libraries and Washington State libraries.
Below are links to public library systems throughout the Puget Sound region. All of our neighboring public libraries have a wonderful variety of books, DVDs and other materials for patrons to borrow; comfortable spaces to study, read, and relax; programs for all ages to enjoy in person and online; and access to computers, technology services, and printing.
Visit your local library for information on obtaining a library card. Many libraries also have online registration forms that will give you instant access to online databases and downloadable materials!
Washington State Library - The Washington State Library offers state history and government collections, historical state newspapers, the Washington Talking Book and Braille Library, and more.
Washington State Law Library - The Washington State Law Library offers access to reliable legal information and expert legal reference assistance.
Pierce County Library is CPTC's neighborhood library! The Lakewood branch is currently closed, so you may wish to visit the nearby Parkland/Spanaway or Steilacoom locations. Lakewood libarary staff are also providing "pop-up" services throughout the city - including at the CPTC Library, every Tuesday from 12:30-3:30pm!
Below you will find more information about resources at Pierce County Library that may be of interest to you and helpful during your time at CPTC.
If you live or own property in most areas of Pierce County, you are eligible for a free Pierce County Library card. AND, if you have a library card at one of the area libraries on the left (and more!) you are eligible for a free library card through local library reciprocal agreements.
Visit the Pierce County Library website for more information, and to apply for a card online so you can begin using the resources below right away.