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Main Library, Tacoma Public Libraries

Tacoma's Main Library opened in 1903 and was the first Carnegie Library built in Washington state. Philanthropist and steel-czar Andrew Carnegie gave the City of Tacoma $75,000 to build the original library (which is now home to the Handforth Gallery, community meeting rooms, and the Library's Northwest Room and Special Collections). Today, more than 100 years later, the Library is still the heart and soul of our city, and a major cultural resource -- with art exhibitions, lectures, author visits, and more -- as well as home to more than 250,000 books, magazines, compact discs, and videos.

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