TUportal Support the Libraries
Chat

Health Sciences Libraries Privileges

A valid Temple ID is required to enter the Health Sciences Libraries, with the exception of Alumni, Faculty Emeritus, and Retired Faculty who must show a Photo ID.

Library Privileges for HSC and current Temple affiliates

HSC and current Temple affiliates (as noted in the table below) may access the Health Sciences Libraries at the security check-in during all open hours. Other privileges include:

HSC Faculty, Staff, Students, Residents, & Fellows

Books 4 weeks
Reserves 4 hours (library use only)
Interlibrary loan service  yes
Systematic Review Service  yes

 

HSC Faculty Emeritus

Books 4 weeks
Reserves 4 hours (library use only)
Interlibrary Loan Service  yes
Systematic Review Service  no

 

HSL Adjunct Faculty

Books 4 weeks
Reserves 4 hours (library use only)
Interlibrary Loan Service  n/a
Systematic Review Service  n/a

 

Shriner’s, Fox Chase Faculty

Books Library use only
Reserves 4 hours (library use only)
Interlibrary Loan Service  n/a
Systematic Review Service  n/a

 

Non-HSC Temple

Books 4 weeks
Reserves 4 hours (library use only)
Interlibrary Loan Service  n/a
Systematic Review Service  n/a

 

Loan Periods 

  • Journals (unbound): 4 hours or overnight (4:00 pm–10:00 am)*
  • Annuals (case bound): 1 week*
  • Books: 4 weeks + 1 renewal
  • Reference books: library use only
  • Reserve materials, including technology: 4 hours

*The Loan Periods at the Charles E. Krausz Library are the same as those at Ginsburg, except that journals and annuals are library use only at Krausz.

Interlibrary loan periods

Interlibrary loan (or ILLiad) loan periods vary for each item checked out.

What if I’m not currently affiliated with HSC or Temple Main Campus?

Those not currently affiliated with HSC or Temple University (noted below) may access the Health Sciences Libraries at the security check-in from Monday–Friday, 9:00 am to 5:00 pm. No borrowing services are included, except where indicated. 

  • Main Campus alumni and retired faculty*
  • HSC alumni**
  • Prospective HSL faculty, staff, and students
  • Unaffiliated health professionals
  • Paley Courtesy Card holders
  • Pharmaceutical reps, law firms, patients
  • The general public

*Main Campus alumni and retired faculty may use the reserve book borrowing service, library use only for up to 4 hours.

** HSC alumni may use the book borrowing service, and borrow up to 5 books at a time. 

Effective Date

JUNE 13, 2019