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August 2019

The 2019–2020 academic year marks an important milestone for Temple University: the opening of the new Charles Library on Main Campus. On behalf of the Libraries, I am thrilled to introduce you to Charles Library, which offers the Temple community and members of the broader community a state-of-the-art environment with more access to flexible and collaborative spaces, advanced technology, and an abundance of services.  

Along with the opening of Charles Library, we have simultaneously launched a new library website. Designed with the user in mind, the new website was created on an open source and flexible platform and serves as a point of access for all our library locations. The new site enhances discovery of library resources and services, alongside book, article, and database information in Library Search.

Library Search also allows you to browse materials in the Special Collections Research Center (SCRC) and the Charles L. Blockson Afro-American Collection. I encourage you to also make the trip to visit each of these special collections—there is nothing quite like interacting with primary source materials in person. 

If it’s research assistance you’re in search of, subject librarians and subject matter experts are available for questions and consultations in a variety of ways. Visit our Contact Us page to find staff members, book an appointment, or to chat, text, email, or call us. 

The Libraries continue to offer a variety of free events and workshops as part of the Beyond the Page public programming series, as well as innovative services and spaces. Visit the brand-new Loretta C. Duckworth Scholars Studio in Charles Library or the Innovation Space at Ginsburg Health Sciences Library to learn about the advanced equipment and services available to you. 

Looking for more? Follow us on InstagramFacebook, and Twitter for library news and updates. We are so excited about this academic year, and wish you the best as you embark on your studies. And remember, we are here to help, so be sure to take advantage of all the Libraries have to offer!

With warm regards,

Joe Lucia

Dean of University Libraries