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Welcome to the Paley Library!

Essential information about the Paley Library of Temple University Libraries.

Library Basics

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 CollectionDigital Collections, Digital Scholarship CenterGovernment InformationLeisure Reading CollectionMedia 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.

Samuel L. Paley Library  1210 Polett Walk Philadelphia, PA 19122     Directions

Reference Desk: 215-204-8212     Circulation Desk: 215-204-0744     Contact Us

Temple ROUTE: An interactive map of Main Campus

Maps & Guide Organization: Gary K. Jarvis

My Library Account

My Library Account

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.