Library Search Road Map

An enhanced version of the Library Search is currently under development at Temple University Libraries. This new search interface is currently in beta and contains only records from our local collections (such as books, journals, and media). As work continues through the Spring 2018 semester, the Libraries will incrementally be adding new features and incorporating more records, including those for online articles.

This updated version of the Library Search is scheduled to replace the existing interface by July 2018. Additional information about the current Library Search can be found in the Library Search FAQ's.

Work in Progress

Many key features are still in development and are not yet publicly available on the beta site. This includes:

  • Searching for online articles, book chapters, digital collections, etc.
  • My Library Account functionality
  • Journal Finder and Citation Linker features
  • Simplified request feature
  • Additional “Send to” export options
  • Ongoing updates to the user interface and displays

Over the long term, the Libraries will also be working on new approaches to browse and recommendation of resources and services, in conjunction with the roll-out of a new library website during the 2018-2019 academic year.


We want to know what you think about the new beta version of the Library Search. If you see something that you like or that doesn’t work for you, please take a moment to fill out our quick feedback form, so that we can incorporate your feedback into future improvements or enhancements.

Emily Toner
Technology Projects Librarian

David Lacy
Director of Library Technology and Knowledge Management Services