Library Hours and Locations
Special hours of operation during winter quarter:
January 18, Martin Luther King Day - CLOSED
January 28, Assessment/IE Faculty day- Curbside 12 - 4 p.m., Reference 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. only
January 29, All District Inservice - Circulation CLOSED, Reference 10 - a.m. - 3 p.m. only
February 15, Presidents Day - CLOSED
January 4 to March 24
Mon, Tue, Thur, and Sat: 12–4 p.m.
Due to ongoing restrictions, these are the only hours we have been given approval to circulate library items. Once your hold is processed, you will receive an email with more detailed instructions.
Mon–Thur: 8 a.m. to 6 p.m.
Fri: 8 a.m. to 3 p.m.
Most Sat: 12 p.m. to 4 p.m.
Mon–Thur: 8 a.m. to 7 p.m.
Fri: 8 a.m. to 5 p.m.
Sat: 10 a.m. to 4 p.m.
Although the physical libraries are closed, our online resources are available! Librarians and library staff are available to work with you over the phone, through chat and email, or through Zoom videoconferencing.
The library is located on the third and fourth floors of the Cascade building. Entrance is on the fourth floor (400 level).
Contact the Library in Fort Steilacoom
- Reference Desk: Reference help is available from 8 a.m. to closing. For questions about research and databases, call 253-964-6555.
- Circulation Desk: The circulation desk is open from 7:30 a.m. to closing. For questions about borrowing materials, call 253-964-6547.
The library is located on the second floor (200 level) of the Brouillet Library / Science building.
Contact the Library in Puyallup
- Reference Desk: Reference help is available from 8 a.m. to closing. For questions about research and databases, call 253-840-8302
- Circulation Desk: The circulation desk is open from 7:30 a.m. to closing. For questions about borrowing materials, call 253-840-8300
How You Can Contact Us
There are three ways to contact us: by phone, by IM (instant message) and by email.
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.
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!
You can email a reference librarian with a reference question at email@example.com. 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.
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 writing assistance, visit a campus Writing Center. The Puyallup Writing Center is located within the PY Library in Room 207 and the Fort Steilacoom Writing Center is located within the FS Library in Room 403.