Welcome to the Temple University Libraries

September 2015

Joe Lucia

Welcome to Temple University Libraries. I hope our new and continuing initiatives will help support, inform, and inspire your work as we begin the academic year.

One of our most exciting additions this fall is the Digital Scholarship Center (DSC) at Paley Library. Located on the ground floor, the DSC is the Libraries’ newest space for exchange, discourse, and discovery. Through workshops, programs, and other services, I believe the DSC will contribute significantly to the development of scholarship and creative work that utilizes new media and innovative technologies. Please join us for the DSC’s formal opening on October 22. This celebration begins at 4:00 p.m. on the Ground Floor of Paley; confirm your attendance by RSVPing to byndthpg@temple.edu.

In addition to our DSC, there are plenty of other ways to find inspiration, information, and collaboration at the Libraries. Reserve a study room or book the gaming den for group projects. Check out our Beyond the Page public programs, or take in an exhibition at the Charles L. Blockson Afro-American Collection or the Ginsburg Health Sciences Library. Looking for assistance on a paper or project? Reach out to our librarians for general reference services, or meet with the subject specialist in your major or area of expertise. Our collections, from unique archival materials at the Special Collections Research Center and the Charles L. Blockson Afro-American Collection to thousands of monographs and e-resources, will help you begin your research or provide the key to new discoveries.

I hope the Libraries continue to inspire you and provide the research and academic support you need throughout this new school year. If you have suggestions for further service and support, visit our suggestions blog.


With warm wishes,


Joe Lucia

Dean of University Libraries