Get a Library Card
The Most Valuable Card in Your Wallet!
Your Pierce County Library card will bring you the world of information and imagination!
- 1 million books, movies and more.
- Online help in real time from professional tutors and coaches for help with homework and getting jobs.
- Audiobooks, e-books and songs to download. Download e-books for free to iPad, Kindle or other readers. Download audiobooks for road trips or to escape traffic nightmares.
- Computer access for up to 48 hours in advance and for 2 hours of use. Without a library card, a one-time visitor pass to use a computer up to 30 minutes.
- Credible, reliable information from e-sources of subscription magazines and databases such as Consumer Reports, Morningstar Investment Research Center and Chilton car repair. Home access to e-sources would cost an individual thousands of dollars to access these on their own without their library card.
- Museum passes to Museum of Glass, Tacoma Art Museum and Washington State History Museum.
Am I eligible for a free Pierce County Library Card?
With your military ID you’re eligible for a card if you live in the Library’s service area or in an area with a borrowing agreement with Pierce County Library!
You are also eligible for a free library card if you live on or own property in unincorporated Pierce County or a city or town annexed to Pierce County Library System – Bonney Lake, Buckley, DuPont, Eatonville, Edgewood, Fife, Gig Harbor, Lakewood, Milton, Orting, South Prairie, Steilacoom, Sumner, University Place or Wilkeson – or you live on a military base, tribal lands or National Parks within unincorporated Pierce County.
If you live in Puyallup, Roy or Tacoma, or Thurston County you may also get a free card through borrowing agreements between the libraries.
How do I get a card if I am eligible?
You may apply for a card online and the Library will issue you a temporary card number immediately. You can reserve books and materials, access most e-sources, and download audiobooks and e-books right away. To use our downloadable music (Freegal) service, and for complete access to all our e-sources, print, and other physical materials, you will need to get a permanent card by visiting a Pierce County Library.