The new Tioga Library Building connects the current UW Tacoma Library by a pedestrian bridge across the old railroad corridor that runs through the middle of the UW Tacoma campus. It houses an expansion of the Library on the basement, first and second floors. The program also includes general education classrooms on the first floor and offices on the second floor.
The new building shares a staircase with the Tioga Building to the north. The exterior is clad with a terracotta rain screen, a unique and highly sustainable building product.