Welcome to the Temple University Libraries

September 2014 


Joe LuciaWelcome to Temple University Libraries, where you’ll find a vast collection of scholarly resources, leading-edge research instruction, media and computing support, and more. We meet you when and where you’re in need of our assistance—offering many of our materials and services both virtually and in-person.


Here on our website, you can search for books and other materials, ask a librarian for research assistance, reserve a study space, and find information on our upcoming programs and exhibitions. You can also link to thousands of databases, electronic journals, study and course guides, and e-books directly from our digital home. Our site’s new responsive design provides easy navigation from your tablet or phone.



Our library locations are equally engaging and exciting, serving as catalysts for creativity and scholarship across the entire university. We have spaces for study, media viewing, gaming, and learning. Visit the new Think Tank at Paley Library to consult with your subject specialist librarian or tutors from the Writing Center. Take part in our Beyond the Page public programming series, and see why the Libraries are the center of intellectual, cultural and civic life for Temple and its neighboring community. Or, visit the Blockson Collection and Special Collections Research Center to engage with history and material culture first-hand. Our rich primary source collections can inspire you-whether you are a new college student or advanced scholar.



With all we have to offer, I’m sure I’ll be seeing you at the Libraries soon. If you have a comment or suggestion, feel free to share it with us. If you’re interested in supporting our programs, services and collections, make a gift right here on the web. And, remember—contact your subject specialist with questions regarding research, discipline-specific resources, or to schedule a session with your class.



Best wishes,


Joe Lucia

Dean of University Libraries