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Research Design in Geography and Urban Studies: GUS 2197

Recommended research resources and guide to library Special Collections materials for GUS 2197, Research Design in Geography and Urban Studies

Guide to the Special Collections Research Center

View of SCRC Reading room in Charles Library




















The Special Collections Research Center (SCRC) is the principal repository for and steward of Temple University Libraries’ rare books, manuscripts, archives and University records. We collect, preserve, and make accessible primary resources and rare or unique materials, so as to stimulate, enrich, and support research, teaching, learning, and administration at Temple University and beyond.

First time visitors should create an SCRC Researcher Account. To do that follow this link and click on either “Temple University Affiliates” or "Non-Temple Affilates."  You’ll need this account in order to request materials for your own research in the future.


Contact Us

Location and Hours

  • We are located on the first floor of The Charles Library. 
  • Our hours are Monday through Friday, from 8:30 AM to 5:30 PM
  • No appointment is necessary, but some materials are housed off-site and may take up to 48 hours to retrieve, so plan ahead

Duplication Services

  • Photocopying and high resolution scanning (up to 10 scans) of SCRC materials at no charge for students
  • Duplication fees for non-students can be found here.  

Reading Room Policies

  • Open to the Public
  • SCRC materials must stay in the reading room
  • No food or drink allowed
  • No ink allowed; pencils or laptop computers are OK
  • Cameras are allowed for taking pictures for personal use
  • Bags and jackets must be stored in lockers

Tutorial introduction to the Special Collections Research Center