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COVID-19 Update

Access to the service(s) or space(s) listed below is suspended due to the University’s response to the COVID-19 pandemic. More information on available services and resources can be found here.

Get a Library Card (Non-Temple)

If you are a current faculty, student or staff at Temple University your Temple ID serves as your library card.

Community computer users

You can apply for a Community Computer User card by visiting the Service Desk in Charles Library.

You will need to bring with you a valid government issued photo ID, showing that you are at least 18 years old. The library staff will have you fill out a short application, which requires you to have an email address, and they will make a photocopy of your ID. 

Your application will be reviewed by Temple Police and if approved your card will be ready for pick up at the Service Hub within two weeks.

Your Community Computers User card will allow you to log yourself onto one of our 12 community computers for two hours each day. You will also have access to charging stations, scanners, and cash printers that cost 10 cents per page for black and white ink.  

Assistance is provided by Guest Technical Assistants during Community Computer Lab hours.

We also provide free wireless internet if you have your own device and a cell phone. 

You can also browse our physical collection.

If you want to use a computer at the Ambler Library, you must speak to library staff. You will be required to follow the policy for Entrance to the University Libraries.

If you want to use a computer at the Ginsburg Health Sciences Library, you will be required to follow their Visitor Policy.

PA Residents

You can apply for a PA Residents borrowing card by visiting the One Stop Assistance Desk in Charles Library.

You will need to bring with you a valid Pennsylvania State issued photo ID, showing that you are at least 18 years old. The library staff will have you fill out a short application and they will make a photocopy of your ID. 

Your application will be reviewed by Temple Police and if approved your card will be ready for pick up at the Service Hub within two weeks.

Your PA Residents borrowing card will give you all of the same privileges as the Community Computers User card with the addition of checking out 10 books at a time. More detailed borrowing privileges are on the library’s website.

You can check your due dates and renew items needed longer by logging into My Library Account.

Visiting Scholars

If you are a Visiting Scholar you can request computer and library privileges through your sponsoring department. The department can request most privileges through the Guest Access Request System in TUPortal.

You can use our free wireless internet or Eduroam, if you are a student at a participating school