Temple University Libraries is able to accommodate certain types of requests for visits from public and private school groups. Depending on the specific goal of the visit, the time of the year, the size of the group and other variables we may or may not be able to accommodate your request for a tour of the Libraries. Please read the information below and then, if you would like to inquire about a visit, please complete the form for requesting a school group visit.
Per our entrance policy the Library is open to public or private school students, and other non-school related student groups. The resources of the Temple University Libraries best meets the needs of students in grades 9 and higher.
All visits must be arranged through the Office of the Dean of University Libraries (215-204-8231) or designee.
Requests for visits must be made a minimum of two weeks in advance of the visit date.
Student groups may be accommodated only when the Libraries' resources are absolutely unique to a particular assignment, and when library staff would be available to meet with them. Student groups must be accompanied by their instructor or an adult chaperone throughout the visit.
This unit hosts visits from K-12 student groups, typically in support of a specific assignment that requires the use of special collection materials that are unique to the student project. Instructors should be able to identify how the visit to the special collections will support students’ work on the assignment.
General visits, those not specific to an assignment, may be requested, but they may not be accommodated. Visits to these units may be scheduled for any time of the year. If you would like to arrange a visit to the SCRC (including the Urban Archives) please complete the form and indicate which collection your group wishes to visit.