Tacoma Public Library’s Virtual Resources

Woman using the Tacoma Public Library's virtual resources to read an e-book with her cat at home

While the Tacoma Public Library is best known for the thousands of books that line its shelves, it also offers e-books, online language courses, and much more. Read on to learn how you can access the Tacoma Public Library’s virtual resources from the comfort of your North Tacoma apartment.

Rosetta Stone Library Solution

With Rosetta Stone, you’ll learn how to fine-tune your pronunciation from the very first lesson. They offer a patented TruAccent speech recognition engine, which allows students to hold conversations by the end of their first course. Library patrons can enjoy 30 different courses for free — all you need is your library card number. 

Summer Reading Club 2020

The Summer Reading Club features fun activities and exciting online events for readers of all ages. You can keep up with the assigned reading either through e-books or audiobooks. In addition, you’ll also be able to view special YouTube videos and try your hand at themed craft projects. The book club runs through August 29, 2020.


Hoopla offers digital movies, music, and e-books. This app even allows you to check out up to ten items each month. It boasts thousands of titles, and best of all, they’re all free with your library membership.

Tacoma Oral History Collection  

The Tacoma Oral History Collection provides a unique way to learn about the city. Their interviews offer not only a glimpse into Tacoma’s historical immigrant neighborhoods but also reflections on what it was like to live in Tacoma at the turn of the last century. One standout piece includes an enlightening interview with artist Dorthy Milne Rising.

Once you’re done exploring the Tacoma Public Library’s virtual resources, visit our blog for more exciting ways to enjoy your time at home. To learn more about Narrows Pointe, please contact us today. We’d love for you to discover all that our apartments near Tacoma Community College have to offer.

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