The Charles library contains approximately 1.5 million items across several locations on Main Campus, including the BookBot, the 4th floor open browsing stacks, and the library depository. Highlighted collections housed throughout the library include a juvenile collection on the 4th floor and a leisure reading collection on the 1st floor. The BookBot holds a collection of over 20,000 DVDs, Blu-Rays and other Video material.
Federal Depository Library Program
Temple University Libraries is a member of the Federal Depository Library Program and houses over 24,000 print and microfilm items on a variety of topics.
Our Digital Collections offer free worldwide access to the unique primary historical and cultural resources held by the Temple University Libraries and to selected scholarly works and other publications produced at Temple.
Special Collections Research Center
The Special Collections Research Center (SCRC) is the principal repository for and steward of the Libraries’ rare books, manuscripts, archives, and University records. We collect, preserve, and make accessible primary resources and rare or unique materials, to stimulate, enrich, and support research, teaching, learning, and administration at Temple University. SCRC makes these resources available to a broad constituency as part of the University's engagement with the larger community of scholars and independent researchers.