Collins Memorial Library

Coming Summer 2014: New Library Search

Big changes are in store for Collins Memorial Library! A new library system will debut in mid-June 2014. We are moving with our partner libraries in the Orbis Cascade Alliance from 37 stand-alone systems to one powerful, shared system.  Through a single search box on the library home page, you will be able to search across a much broader array of content from our collections, including journal articles, our local collections, along with regional and global resources. READ MORE...

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New in the Popular Collection: "The Remedy" By Thomas Goetz

In this nonfiction title, Goetz takes readers behind the scenes of a marvelous tale of hubris and ambition involving two of history’s greatest men. In 1890, Dr. Robert Koch announced his cure in Berlin for century’s deadliest disease: tuberculosis.
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Food for Fines! April 21 - May 11, 2014

This spring, Collins Memorial Library and Backpacks of Hope are co-sponsoring Food for Fines. Pay off your library fines with food instead of cash, April 21st – May 11th. Donate to a worthy cause AND clean up your library debt at the same time. Bring in 1 can of food and we will waive $1.00 of your library fines (for returned items). That’s right! $1 per can! No limit! READ MORE...

Collins Memorial Library’s Spring Exhibition Stan! Celebrates Professor Lyle S. “Stan” Shelmidine (1906-1966)

Collins Memorial Library’s spring exhibition Stan!, April 3-May 30, 2014, celebrates the life of Professor Lyle S. “Stan” Shelmidine (1906-1966), a well-loved member of the University of Puget Sound and Tacoma communities. The professor of  Near and Far East history left the Archives & Special Collections a remarkable collection of artifacts, letters, and books collected during his travels abroad. READ MORE...