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Library Hours and Locations


Fort Steilacoom

Location:
The library is located on the third and fourth floors of the Cascade building. Entrance is on the fourth floor (400 level).

Hours: Fall Quarter: September 22 - December 11

  • Monday - Thursday: 7:30 a.m. - 9:00 p.m.
  • Friday: 7:30 a.m. - 4:00 p.m.
  • Saturday: 10:00 a.m. - 3:00 p.m.
  • Sunday: Closed

Contact Us:

  • Reference Desk Reference help is available from 8:00 a.m. to closing. For questions about research and databases - 253-964-6555
  • Circulation Desk The circulation desk is open from 7:30 a.m. to closing. For questions about borrowing materials - 253-964-6547

Puyallup

Location:
The library is located on the second floor (200 level) of the Brouillet Library / Science building.

Hours: Fall Quarter: September 22 - December 11

  • Monday - Thursday: 7:30 a.m. - 9:00 p.m.
  • Friday: 7:30 a.m. - 3:00 p.m.
  • Saturday: 10:00 a.m. - 3:00 p.m.
  • Sunday: Closed

Contact Us:

  • Reference Desk Reference help is available from 8:00 a.m. to closing. For questions about research and databases - 253-840-8302
  • Text Message Reference Text a reference question to - 253-370-8969
  • Circulation Desk The circulation desk is open from 7:30 a.m. to closing. For questions about borrowing materials - 253-840-8300
 

Special hours of operation during Fall Quarter


  • Friday, November 7, Monday, November 10 and Tuesday, November 11 - open 9am to 3pm for Veterans Day
  • Saturday, November 8 - open 10am to 3pm
  • Wednesday, November 26, Thursday, November 27 and Friday, November 28 - closed for Thanksgiving
 

How you can contact us

There are four ways to contact us: in person, by phone, by IM (instant message) and by email.

In Person
You can find a librarian on staff at the reference desk during the library's open hours. This is the best way to contact us if you are on campus, need immediate assistance or have an in-depth question.

By Phone
You can contact a reference librarian at Puyallup at 253-840-8302 or at Fort Steilacoom at 253-964-6555 during the library's open hours.

By IM
You can contact a librarian through the library's instant messaging service. We participate in a program where librarians from all over the country answer questions, 24 hours a day, 7 days a week! It may not be a Pierce College librarian, but they are all trained to help you. You can even IM us from the library!

By Email
You can email a reference librarian with a reference question at library@pierce.ctc.edu. This is an alternative to chat IM if you want help from a Pierce College librarian. Emails will be answered Monday through Friday during normal business hours.

 

Reference Help

Each campus is staffed with reference/instruction librarians to help you with your research needs. Pierce College librarians have faculty status and have the skills to help you determine what your research needs are and connect you with the best resources, whether they are from books, periodicals, or the Internet.

Reference/instruction librarians are available to students, faculty and staff, and the general public. However, during busy times, Pierce College students, faculty and staff are our top priority and will receive assistance first.

Please note that reference librarians do not edit papers. For assistance, visit a campus Writing Center (The Puyallup Writing Center is in C170 in the College Center building, and the Fort Steilacoom Writers' Studio located within the FS Library in Room 403).