Pierce County Library System

Fife Library

The new 6,000-square-foot Pierce County Library System branch in Fife is the city’s first library. An enthusiastic community visits the library to browse collections and participate in library and community programs. The innovative modular building is designed as a permanent, full-service library offering places for people to learn, study and connect.

A pedestrian entry and generous windows on the north elevation connect the library to activity on the sidewalk and street. Native plants, street trees and large seating rocks offer a welcoming spot to read or meet friends.

Pierce County, WA

Lively engagement results in extraordinary places.

SHKS Architects finds elegance in necessity, elevating the core principles of each unique site and building project to reflect our clients' aspirations.

Through collaboration, care, craft, and discovery, we reveal architecture's inherent optimism, contributing to our local community and to the global stewardship of natural and built environments.