About Pierce County Library

Pierce County Library System’s 18 libraries and three bookmobiles bring people together, enrich lives and provide children and adults with opportunities to learn.

  • The libraries offer families and children fun, learning and free access to more than a million books, CDs and DVDs, and numerous events to help kids read and do their homework.
  • Libraries are key to successful communities and families.
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Fast Facts

Service area, service outlets, system statistics and more fast facts.

Mission, Vision, Values

Our library’s mission is to bring the world of information and imagination to all people of our community. More about the Library mission.

Library History

Pierce County Library System has been serving customers for more than 60 years. The Library System has changed a lot in that time.

In 1946 seven libraries served 55,000 people. Today, Pierce County Library is the state’s fourth largest library system with 18 libraries serving 554,000 people.

Read the complete Library history.