Plans to Reopen Fife and Lakewood Libraries with Limited Technology Services
The Pierce County Library System is reimagining technology services, so the public may use computers at the Fife and Lakewood Pierce County Libraries by the end of the year. The Library System is reviewing Washington State’s Safe Start requirements, for reopening libraries in Phase 2 counties up to 25% capacity. The Library System selected these two locations because they serve communities with among the lowest in-home access to technology in Pierce County.
The health and safety of the public and staff is a top priority of the Library’s plan to expand services. The Library System will continue to monitor COVID-19 cases in Pierce County and follow the guidance and information from state and local health officials, to determine the dates the Library System may safely reopen Fife and Lakewood Libraries with technology services.
The Library System is excited to continue to serve Pierce County communities. Watch the Library’s website for information about the Library System’s plan and timeline.
The library buildings are closed to help reduce the spread of COVID-19 and we are here to serve you with library services at the curb. You can get Library Curbside through the website or by calling a library.
We’re very glad to offer curbside service.
Face coverings and socially distancing required while on library property.
The Library System will not assess fines for overdue books and materials for the remainder of 2020 given the ongoing economic burden brought on by the pandemic as well as the overall disruption to library service.
Book Drops Open
Book drops are open at all locations. Materials will be checked in after being quarantined for several days and there are no late fines in 2020.
Free Wi-Fi service is on for limited use outside of the buildings in parking lots. Please be sure to social distance – keeping a minimum of six feet away from others when you are in the parking lots and respecting all library instructions. Connectivity issues may arise as Wi-Fi coverage is intended for use inside the library buildings. Staff is not available to assist with connecting with this service. If you need assistance, please contact your mobile service provider or other support.
Get a Library Card
Sign up for an online library card and access books, movies and digital resources.
Check out e-books and audiobooks without having to leave home. Download the Libby app and get started.
Flip through numerous popular magazines on your computer, tablet or other digital device. Choose from titles such as Oprah, Newsweek, Country Living and more.
Read local newspapers, access homework tools, learn a new language, and explore your ancestry with online resources.
Personal Book Recommendations
Call your library or complete a My Next Read form and staff will recommend some new titles for you.
Find story time videos, cooking classes, author interviews and more on the Library's YouTube channel. Videos are available in both English and Spanish.
Visit the Library System's calendar to find online classes and events including book discussions, story times and more.
Download the current calendar of virtual events.
No volunteers or Friends of the Library activities will be underway during this time. We will not be accepting donations.
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