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How do I check out an item?

All current Temple students, faculty, administration, and staff may borrow materials from any of Temple's Libraries using their Temple ID. For most materials the loan period for faculty and  administration is the academic year with items due in May. Graduate students may borrow books for the semester, and for undergraduates and staff the loan period is eight weeks. For courtesy borrowers the loan period is 4 weeks.

Books and periodical articles from other Temple campuses including the Library Depository may be requested through the request button in the Diamond catalog.

Lost Material Charges

The minimum cost for lost books is $50.00 plus fines. You can buy a replacement copy in place of the lost book fee with the advance permission of circulation supervisors. Please contact Media Services at tulmedia@temple.edu for permission to replace a lost DVD with a new, sealed copy of the DVD. If you find the book after you have paid for it contact the circulation supervisor to see if the book has already been replaced. If it has not you may be eligible for a partial refund.


Logging into My Library Account allows library users to see what items they have checked out and also to renew items. Fines are assessed for the late return of materials for most categories of borrowers.