While the spring 2022 semester at Temple is beginning primarily online in an effort to curb the spread of COVID-19’s latest variant, the Libraries are still here for you. So no matter where you are, we have the services, resources, materials, and expertise to help you succeed.
Most of our locations remain open, but our hours page has the latest information on any closures.
Check out our website to browse materials, access resources, or to contact us with questions. Below, we offer a refresher on the services, collections, and opportunities you can make use of, as well as some of our top tips to start the new year off right.
Tap into fully online support
As the semester begins online for the majority of students and faculty, read up on how you can make the most of library resources and services remotely.
Help with research
Librarians are here to offer personalized assistance as you work on your research papers and projects. No matter what you are studying or what major you pursue, we have a librarian who specializes in your field.
Access books, journals, archives, and more
We provide access to a broad range of physical and online materials—from books, databases, and journals to ebooks, archival materials, and movies—all searchable through our website: library.temple.edu.
Each semester, we also compile a list of digitally available textbooks and reading materials, based on information Temple faculty provide to the bookstore. Check out if your etextbook is on the list! [Note: this list is typically updated for each new semester within the first or second week of the semester.]
Apply for research and creative writing awards
Through February 28, we will be accepting applications for the Livingstone Undergraduate Research Awards, in which we recognize the best scholarly and creative work produced by Temple undergrads. There are cash prizes for the winners, and you can view past winning projects on our awards website.
The Libraries are also participating in Short Édition’s annual inter-university writing contest for students this spring. Hopefully, you’ve seen the Short Édition short story dispenser we have here on the third floor of Charles Library (if not, make sure you do next time you are on campus!). All submissions will be considered for international publication in 300+ dispensers worldwide, including our dispenser at Temple. There are also cash prizes!
Attend free workshops and events
We have a full slate of virtual workshops scheduled for the spring on everything from editing artwork in Photoshop to using citation managers to getting started with 3D scanning and printing. We hope you’ll join us for any or all of these specialized online learning opportunities!
And check out our Beyond the Page public programming series. This semester’s theme is What Comes Next?, and we’ll be offering a variety of virtual and in-person events.
As always, our events and workshops are free and open to all.
Even more tips!
- Once you’ve scoped out your syllabi, head over to our comprehensive Research Guides for each of your course subjects, as well as our How Do I…? guides for help with basic tasks and services.
- Looking for a place to study? We offer a variety of open study seating options, and you can book study rooms at Charles Library and the Ginsburg Health Sciences Library ahead of time.
- Make use of the Libraries’ advanced equipment and technology in the Loretta C. Duckworth Scholars Studio in Charles Library and the Innovation Space at Ginsburg Health Sciences Library.
- Take advantage of the Libraries’ laptop lending program and charging options, and look into Temple’s Print on the Go service for all your printing needs.
- More questions? Start with our library tutorials, undergraduate user guide, and graduate user guide.
- Follow us on Instagram, Facebook, and Twitter for even more library news and updates.