“I can’t begin to tell you all the ways that the library has been useful for my family,” said Bonnie Warner, Buckley Pierce County Library customer. “I am using it to make travel plans, my oldest daughter is using books to study for the SAT, my youngest daughter is reading books for school requirements and pleasure, and we all enjoy watching DVDs and listening to music.”
Currently 256,000 people have Pierce County Library cards. With the card people get an array of free services, including access to:
- One million books, movies and more.
Adults and kids can get a card online 24/7 or at one of 18 libraries during open hours. People with smartphones can use a card app from either http://keyringapp.com/ or http://cardstar.com/ and take their library card everywhere on their phone.
People who live in or own property in unincorporated Pierce County, Bonney Lake, Buckley, DuPont, Eatonville, Edgewood, Fife, Gig Harbor, Lakewood, Milton, Orting, South Prairie, Steilacoom, Sumner, University Place, or Wilkeson; as well as people who live on a military base, tribal land or national park in the county, can get a free library card. Through a borrowing agreement with Puyallup, Roy and Tacoma Public Libraries, residents in those cities may also get free cards.
During the Library’s card drive in October 2012, 10,555 people got cards.