Use your UW NetID and password to access databases, request items in our catalog, and more. (This is the same user name and password that you use for email and Canvas.)
The library is open 82.5 hours each week, and our electronic resources never sleep. Our website has information on when we open, Reference Desk hours, and holiday closures.
The University of Washington Tacoma Library is located in two buildings on campus, connected by a sky bridge.
The Snoqualmie Building (SNO) has our media collection, laptops for checkout, the Reference Desk, and group study and practice presentation rooms.
The Tioga Library Building (TLB) has our main circulation desk (where you go to check out library books and pick up requested library items), course reserves, our collection of books, and quiet study areas.
As a UW Tacoma student you have access to all UW Libraries materials—that’s over 8 million books and 300 databases! We are also part of a 37 academic library consortium which means you can request materials from these libraries, too.
If the item you want is still unavailable, you can use interlibrary loan service and we will search worldwide to find what you need.
The UW Tacoma Library has:
Your student technology fee pays for the single-use computers, laptops, and Media:Scape technology.
Navigating through UW Library website’s many resources and services can be complex. Use the Start Your Research to begin your research.
For assistance with your research project:
The Learning and Research Commons (LARC) supports teaching, learning, conducting research, and the integrated use of technology. The LARC is located in the SNO building. Visit the LARC website to learn about printing, reserving group study rooms, starting your research, and making writing and tutoring appointments with the TLC.
Don’t waste time struggling, contact us with any questions you have.