Welcome to Temple University Libraries. Whether you are looking to begin a new scholarly exploration, pick up the latest bestseller, or access new technologies, we are here to help you find what you are looking for and guide you in the process.
Our collections consist of more than 3.2 million volumes, 500,000 e-books, thousands of DVDs, and 80,000 online subscriptions to journals and research databases. The Special Collections Research Center in Paley Library and the Charles L. Blockson Afro-American Collection in Sullivan Hall hold thousands of original primary-source materials, from photographs and manuscript collections to rare books, oral histories and video recordings. Visit the collections to find out more, or delve into your research online.
If you need help sifting through this multitude of resources, getting started on a project, or finding something in particular, just ask a librarian. You can do so right here online or via email, text, phone and in person. Subject specialists are available for consultations, research meetings, and in-depth assistance in particular disciplines. Our librarian-developed research guides can also help get you started on course, topic, or subject-specific explorations.
Though we offer a rich array of resources right here on the web, there is much to explore at our library locations. We can put you in touch with technology: use our computers, printers, scanners and copiers to look up information or print out materials between classes and meetings or borrow electronic gear including iPads, GPS devices, and video cameras. We can put you in touch with our information experts. We offer a multitude of spaces for studying alone or in groups. In addition, we’re a gathering place for public programs, book talks and exhibitions.
Please let us know how we’re doing or make suggestions on how we can improve our services. I look forward to hearing from you, and I hope you visit the Libraries again soon.
Interim Dean of University Libraries