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Exciting library news!

decoration - a party hatShe's retiring! 

Meet Oanh Tran

Oanh has played a significant role in making the library what is it today, as she has been responsible for acquisitions and cataloging here in the TCC library for over three decades! Because of her dedication, all of us here at the TCC Library want to acknowledge and honor our fellow colleague and her coming retirement after 34 years of hard work and dedication serving the TCC community.

Current library hours and info

Library hours for Fall quarter 2022

Welcome back to campus! The Library will be open for in-person services for both TCC students, faculty, and staff, as well as the general public. Students are welcome to come to the library to check in/out materials and equipment, use a computer in the library, and/or use a study space in the library.  

  • Masks are not required in the library, but they are strongly encouraged (and readily available at the library & building 7 entrances).
  • For information on health guidelines for a safe return to in-person learning, please visit "Covid-19 Information" on the TCC website (

Fall quarter 

Fall quarter runs from Monday, September 26th - Thursday, Dec. 15th 

The library will be open the following days/hours:

  • Monday - Friday | 7:15 a.m. - 5:00 p.m. 
  • Saturday & Sunday | Closed
    Note: The library will be closed for the following holidays: 
    • Veteran's Day | Friday, November 11th

    • Thanksgiving | November 23rd - 25th  (Wednesday - Friday)

After hours help: 

For help after hours, over the weekend, or when a librarian is not available, please use the "Ask a Librarian" chat option linked below to chat with a 24/7 back-up librarian who can help guide you in how to search the library's resources, get citation help, and ask any additional questions.

Note: Questions submitted over the weekend & holidays will be responded to on the next open business day.

Library services

  • Check out items
    • Books, DVDs, Newspapers & Magazines in the library's collection

    • Course Reserve/Textbooks for some courses

    • Technology equipment such as laptops, headphones, webcams, phone chargers, calculators, and more

    • Water quality kits

    • Interlibrary Loans (ILL)

      • See "Borrowing materials" under the "About" tab for more information about checking out and returning items.

  • Computer use & printing/scanning
    • Printing from library computers, as well as wireless printing are available
    • Wireless print drivers & information about wi-fi access
    • Options including printing in black and white or color, and scanning from or to a USB drive using the copy machines.
  • Library Study Spaces & Group Study Rooms
    • Open computer lab on both wings of the library, all equipped for printing (black & white, color)
    • Study spaces with large and small tables and individual study carrels
    • A Silent Study Room
    • Four Group Study Rooms
    • One Group Media Room
    • The Pleneurethics Group Room/Music Room

  • The TCC campus is open to the public and limited library resources and computer/printing access is available.

Questions? Contact the Library: (253) 566.5087 or email

Need help with research or citation?. Come to the Research Desk during library open hours to work with a librarian or chat online with a librarian using the chat box on this page, or by using the link below.

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In collaboration with TCC's Safe Start "Combatting COVID-19 Together" task force, your TCC Library is offering a free, non-credit, mini-course that provides reliable information about COVID-19.

  • Course content is intended to empower you and others to make informed decisions based on up-to-date facts so we can all have a safe start, and do more by knowing more.

Click the course flier below, or the link below, to get started! Ask your instructors if they are participating in offering extra credit for completion of this course.

In celebration of Oanh Tran!

Oanh, celebrating her 33rd year at TCC back in 2021

Always thoughtful, Oanh brings goodies to celebrate!

Oanh and her family - her sons, Linh & Luan, and her husband, Phi

Oanh with her beloved dog, Bella

Oanh always enjoys a good time...even when her son has to force her as he did here, at the Puyallup fair!

Oanh, recognized for her 30 year of service at the holiday luncheon in 2018.

Oanh and her beautiful 30 year service award

Such a remarkable achievement!

Some gifts and celebration for 30 years, 2018

Celebrating 30 years with colleagues and friends, 2018

Family is the most precious thing for Oanh!

A day in the sun with Oanh, her mom, and two older sisters

Oanh's father, Anh - greatly loved and missed

Her hardworking father tried for years to bring his family out of Viet Nam after the war. Once here, he continued to serve, always wanting to “carry their daily burden” of work - and always encouraged Oanh and her siblings to continue with their education. 

Oanh celebrating the holidays with her mom, siblings, and niece.

Oanh and her husband in St Maarten, Caribbean

Perhaps there will be more travelling in retirement! 

Oanh and her husband, Phi - along with Bella and their snowy creation!

Oanh with her older sister

Oanh has four siblings and they are fortunate to be so close!

Oanh with her older sister

Oanh, helping her son remodel and update his new house!

Oanh, helping her son remodel and update the house he bought

Rather convincing as a helper elf, Oanh helped give out gifts and awards at the 2019 holiday luncheon 

Clearly Oanh knows how to celebrate! 

(And her dog Bella approves!)

Oanh knows that a festive library is a happy library!

Celebrating Oanh's 30th year at TCC, back in 2018

Oanh, helping out with a surprise for another colleague's retirement earlier this year

( ....she insisted on the blindfold!)

Here is Oanh, in 2021, wrapping up 33 years with TCC! 

Oanh, counting down the days!

Such a small name for someone who has done such great work for so many years!

And yet, this small name belongs to someone who is most dear to our hearts. It is a name that will long be remembered in this library. 

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