Temple Libraries

Banned books lined up vertically
Temple researchers examine patterns of inequality in banned books
Type: News Story
A study of banned books at Temple explores questions of representation.
September 7, 2023
Charles L. Blockson pictured.
Remembering Charles L. Blockson
Type: News Story
Charles L. Blockson, curator of Temple’s prestigious Blockson Collection, has passed away.
June 21, 2023
President Epps and Kimmika Williams-Witherspoon talking
Acting President Epps discusses life and leadership during Chat in the Stacks event at Charles Library
Type: News Story
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 students interviewing a food truck operator.
What is a food truck? A Temple public history research project is finding out
Type: News Story
A Temple University graduate history class is studying food trucks for a digital walking tour project.
November 21, 2022
Carmen Maria Machado sitting next to Liz Moore
Temple hosts event with award-winning Philadelphia-based author Carmen Maria Machado
Type: News Story
Best-selling and award-winning author Carmen Maria Machado visited Temple for a Q&A during Hispanic Heritage Month.
October 19, 2022
An image of JFK Stadium, the Spectrum and Veterans Stadium in 1989.
40 years of historic Philadelphia photography gifted to Temple Libraries
Type: News Story
View over 1,200 rare images of Philadelphia captured by Temple Senior Photographer Joseph V. Labolito that he donated to the University Libraries this year.
August 31, 2022
a stack of textbooks
Textbook Task Force takes on the high costs of learning materials
Type: News Story
A group of faculty and administrators are exploring alternatives to expensive textbooks.
February 17, 2021
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
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
stack of textbooks
Two digital scholarship programs help Temple throw the book at big textbook expenses
Type: News Story
Temple’s Textbook Affordability Project and the newly established North Broad Press are encouraging faculty to give their students access to open educational resources.
August 26, 2019
the Metropolitan Opera House on North Broad Street in 1924
North Broad Street: A history in photos
Type: News Story
Peruse a selection of photographs from Temple Libraries’ Special Collections Research Center showing North Broad Street throughout the years.
July 29, 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
Tupac diamond earring and gold crown medallion
See for yourself: Tupac Shakur material at Temple’s Blockson Collection
Type: News Story
The memorabilia includes a dozen handwritten documents and bullet-dented medallion.
November 1, 2018
Rendering of the reading room
The Albert M. Greenfield Foundation makes historic $1M gift to Temple Libraries
Type: News Story
The gift will name a reading room in Temple’s future library after the business, civic and philanthropic leader.
February 21, 2018
Two women sitting in front of a computer
Temple Libraries to launch new online search tool
Type: News Story
The enhanced search tool aims to streamline discovery, making both electronic and print sources easier to locate and utilize.
May 4, 2017
Temple celebrates the record release of legendary Coltrane concert at Mitten Hall
Type: News Story
To mark the release of 'Offering: Live at Temple University'—a recording of John Coltrane's legendary concert—Temple University Libraries, Ars Nova Workshop and Resonance Records will host a panel discussion on that unique moment in music history.
September 23, 2014