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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From the Archives: Homer T. Bone papers

Homer T. Bone served Washington State as an attorney, house representative, and state senator.  Included in his papers is an original work seen here, painted on canvas. READ MORE…

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...