Charles Library

The inside of a book
Charles Library’s ‘The Art of the Book’ exhibition asks, “What is a book?”
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The exhibit presents 40 rare books from the Special Collections Research Center.
April 9, 2024
Ollie Goss in the makerspace
Temple University Libraries launches new Makerspace Residency program
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This new initiative supports the development of research and creative projects.
February 16, 2024
 Image of a photo exhibit in a white room on the first floor of Charles Library at Temple University. 
Temple hosts rare photo exhibit of Philadelphia’s history
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Explore Charles Library’s fall exhibit of historical images of Philadelphia by two photographers, Joseph V. Labolito and Jim MacMillan.
December 5, 2023
Banned books lined up vertically
Temple researchers examine patterns of inequality in banned books
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A study of banned books at Temple explores questions of representation.
September 7, 2023
President Epps and Kimmika Williams-Witherspoon talking
Acting President Epps discusses life and leadership during Chat in the Stacks event at Charles Library
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Acting President JoAnne A. Epps discusses her life and top priorities for Temple University with Associate Professor Kimmika Williams-Witherspoon.
May 10, 2023
Image of the newest exhibition on Chicken Bone Beach at the Charles Library.
Charles Library’s newest exhibition celebrates Atlantic City’s historic Chicken Bone Beach
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The exhibition features photography acquired by Temple University’s Blockson Collection from notable Philadelphia-area photographer John W. Mosley.
July 27, 2022
 Image of books in a case.
Library exhibit highlights staff picks from various collections
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Charles Library’s Special Collections Research Center staff selected material for the What’s Great, New, Next? exhibit.
March 14, 2022
Image of children outside Mr. Joe Grimm’s store the day after three men were shot there, two fatally.
Temple Libraries provides photos for new Philadelphia true crime book
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After researching true crime in Philadelphia for her book, Kathryn Canavan used the resources at Temple Libraries to tell the story.
November 17, 2021
Cesali Morales, business manager at Norris Square Neighborhood Project, at Las Parcelas.
Philly Community Wireless offers internet for the community, by the community
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The group hopes to address inequalities in internet access that were highlighted by the COVID-19 pandemic.
October 7, 2021
Kirtney Metz standing in front of Charles Library
Shhh … the Owls are researching!
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Learn about three Temple University Libraries’ Livingstone Undergraduate Research Award recipients.
July 14, 2021
Charles Library’s green roof, part of Temple’s continued sustainability efforts.
Charles Library earns LEED Gold certification
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The continued sustainability efforts at Temple gained recognition from an esteemed green building rating system.
April 13, 2021
Charles Library
Digital archive provides improved access to Temple-based research
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TUScholarShare enables faculty, students and staff to share research more widely and learn about projects from the university community.
January 26, 2021
Charles Library
The library where it happens
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Here are highlights from Charles Library’s first year.
September 23, 2020
directional signage in the book stacks of Charles Library
Temple Libraries’ physical locations are now open
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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
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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
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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
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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
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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
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"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
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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
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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
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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
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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
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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
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The Cultural Analytics Graduate Certificate is the first such program in the Philadelphia region.
June 3, 2019