Library Services

The Temple University Library System is a one-stop resource for online learners, providing access to millions of both print and digital books, over 600 research databases, streaming educational media, hundreds of online research guides, and the expert services of librarians with diverse research expertise.


Library Search

"Library Search" is a powerful, yet simple research tool that allows you to discover the breadth and depth of the Temple Library System’s collections. Whether you need to find books, scholarly articles, films, music, dissertations, archival material, or other library resources, Library Search has you covered.


In partnership with the Office of Digital Education online learners may now request any regularly circulating item owned by Temple at Paley Library or Temple's Ambler Campus Library.

Library privileges for Temple's online learning cohort extend to Document Delivery, enabling eligible members of the Temple University community to request PDF scans from print items owned by Temple at the Charles, Ambler, and Health Sciences Libraries.

It is recommended that any member of our Online Learning community intending to use Off-Campus Book Delivery or Document Deliver take a moment to register for their free ILLiad account in order to manage their request.  This service is available to all current Temple students.


Interlibrary Loan

“InterLibrary Loan” is a service that helps us obtain materials that are unavailable in the Temple University Libraries, giving students, faculty, and staff access to materials from libraries all over the world.


Need Help?

The staff of the Temple University Library system is here to support your academic success.


Ask Us

“Ask Us” is a chat service that connects you to a live chat with a library expert right away.


Subject Specialists

Subject specialists who have expertise on a certain subject are available to be booked for one-on-one consultations at your convenience.


Library E-mail

For all other types of assistance, from obtaining books to learning how to use a particular database feature, consult our list of frequently called numbers, search for an answer in our “Knowledgebase” system, or email us with your question.


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