Charles Library

directional signage in the book stacks of Charles Library
Temple Libraries’ physical locations are now open
Type: News Story
Temple University Libraries have opened their doors for in-person visits. Learn about the modifications they have put in place to keep you healthy and safe.
August 5, 2020
Short Story Dispensor in Charles Library
We interrupt this broadcast
Type: News Story
Submit your short story to Temple Libraries’ creative writing contest by July 24.
June 25, 2020
Librarians Michael Carroll and Stefanie Ramsay are part of a team at Temple Libraries digitizing science fiction books.
Byte-size books: Digitizing Temple University Libraries’ science fiction collection
Type: News Story
Librarians are making sci-fi books accessible in a new format.
June 15, 2020
the Student Training and Recreation Complex (STAR) under construction in 2017.
An extraordinary evolution: Temple’s campus throughout the years
Type: News Story
Over the past several years, Temple University has worked to update campus with these exciting renovations.
May 5, 2020
Students studying in Charles Library, with the green roof visible through a window nearby.
On Charles Library’s green roof, sustainability starts from the top down
Type: News Story
A closer look at the green roof as it celebrates its first spring.
April 22, 2020
Eric Battle at the "Black Lives Always Mattered!" exhibition.
A new graphic novel brings African American history in Philadelphia to life
Type: News Story
"Black Lives Always Mattered!" highlights influential figures from the city’s past.
March 26, 2020
exterior of Charles Library
In the media: What reporters are saying about Charles Library
Type: News Story
Temple University’s Charles Library has drawn positive publicity from media outlets locally, nationally, and internationally.
September 25, 2019
Temple Libraries staffer Emily Schiller and Tony Ransome
With Temple Libraries’ help, he self-published a book
Type: News Story
Temple University’s Libraries system serves roughly 1,000 visitors each year with community resident privileges like free computer usage and book borrowing.
September 16, 2019
exterior of Charles Library
Your library questions answered
Type: News Story
Temple’s highly anticipated Charles Library is transforming the landscape of Temple University—and more than just physically. We asked you, the students, what you wanted to know about our new state-of-the-art library. From printing to the robot to the green roof (one of the largest in PA, we might add), we have the answers.
August 23, 2019
Charles Library with Temple flag
Charles Library shapes the future at Temple and beyond
Type: News Story
Temple’s highly anticipated Charles Library will change the landscape of the university and provide unique spaces for learning and collaboration.
August 23, 2019
Charles Library
Our library is your library
Type: News Story
Charles Library will be open to the public. Here’s how to access its resources.
September 10, 2019
man on a laptop in silhouette with data visualization on screen
Temple Libraries launches interdisciplinary cultural analytics certificate
Type: News Story
The Cultural Analytics Graduate Certificate is the first such program in the Philadelphia region.
June 3, 2019
a student labeling books in Paley Library
Library logistics: How staff will prepare to move more than a million books
Type: News Story
What does it take to move a library?
May 7, 2019
construction site of Charles Library, interior
10 construction projects happening at Temple this summer
Type: News Story
Upgrades and renovations are taking place across Main Campus as the university continues to grow and improve.
May 6, 2019
Charles Library under construction
A journey through photos: Charles Library rises
Type: News Story
A university photographer and professor of architecture joined forces to detail the creation of Temple University's new Charles Library on the heart of Main Campus. Follow the transformation two years in the making through their photo gallery. 
April 17, 2019
Construction of the skywalk
A dozen construction projects that are changing Temple—at home and abroad
Type: News Story
An overview of a dozen notable projects, some completed over the summer and others ongoing, that are revamping Temple’s campuses, both domestic and international.
August 23, 2018
Rendering of the Charles Library
In recognition of $10M gift, Temple’s new library to be named for Steve Charles
Type: News Story
Charles Library, to open next year, will carry the name of the trustee and philanthropist.
March 13, 2018
Construction workers standing together at the library site
Union workers unite to build Temple’s new library
Type: News Story
As the new library rises, construction workers have become familiar faces on campus. Meet six of the union members working on the project.
December 13, 2017
The robotic book retrieval and delivery system is lowered into the new library.
The robots have landed
Type: News Story
The robot systems at Temple’s future library will allow students to easily retrieve books in minutes.
October 18, 2017
A peek at the inside
Type: News Story
New renderings from Snøhetta reveal exciting spaces for collaboration, research, study and more inside Temple's new library.
September 8, 2016
The green roof on Temple’s future library.
New library receives state support for massive green roof
Type: News Story
The green roof is one of seven water-infrastructure projects supported by the Pennsylvania Infrastructure Investment Authority (PENNVEST).
May 3, 2016
The BookBot in action at a library at N.C. State University.
Book retrieval powered by robot in new library
Type: News Story
Plans for Temple’s new library include Bookbot, a state-of-the-art book retrieval system.
January 25, 2016
New library will redefine Temple campus and academic experiences
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With Visualize Temple—Temple University’s comprehensive campus plan—drawing closer to completion, anticipation is building for the plan’s centerpiece: a new, state-of-the-art library.
December 11, 2014