New Library Updates for the SCRC

rendering of the SCRC reading room in the new library
Rendering of the SCRC Reading Room in the new library 

Check this page for updates on the new library, currently under construction, and for updates on how our upcoming move, starting in the spring of 2019, will impact collection access, instruction sessions, and reading room availability.


For the duration of the move to the new Charles Library (May 10, 2019, to the start of the fall semester, August 26, 2019), the SCRC’s reading room and reference services are closed to the public.


We will respond to requests for information about and from the collections and to donation offers as time and access permits but may defer in-depth response until resuming regular operations.  We will do our best to respond to requests for information from Temple University administrative offices, unless collections are in transit.


If you are planning on using SCRC materials any time during 2019, be sure to visit this page and contact us at, (215)204-8257, for updated information.

For updated views of the construction site see this webcam.

rendering of the groundfloor and entryway of the new library
Rendering of the ground floor and entryway of new library