Temple University Libraries (TUL) is composed of several University Libraries and Centers. The Samuel L. Paley Library, located on main campus, is the dynamic hub of support of the academic programs, research activities and cultural programs of Temple University. It provides access to over 3.5 million titles, nearly 900,000 e-books, and more than 60,000 periodicals and scholarly journals, Special Collections (Urban Archives and more), and vast digital resources. Temple University Library Collections include: Charles L. Blockson Afro-American Collection, Digital Collections, Digital Scholarship Center, Government Information, Leisure Reading Collection, Media Services and the Special Collections Research Center.
You'll also find computers, printers, scanners, photocopiers, group study rooms, quiet study areas, DVDs, and recent bestsellers, as well as the assistance and expertise of subject librarians and dedicated library professionals. Much more than a building or a collection of books, Paley Library is truly the center of intellectual life and scholarship on the Temple campus.
Learn more about the library and what it offers by exploring the various links on this page, or click on one of the tabs for detailed information about each floor of the building, including a floor plan and additional links to some of the resources, features, and services you'll find there.
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Temple ROUTE: An interactive map of Main Campus
Maps & Guide Organization: Gary K. Jarvis
Your Owl card is your library card. If you are enrolled in TU classes your account is created automatically. You can login to your Library Account with your TU AccessNet ID and password. This allows you to view the items you have checked out, renew items, and create lists.