University Libraries
Get a Library Card (Non-Temple)
If you are a current faculty, student or staff at Temple University your Temple ID serves as your library card.

Community computer users
You can apply for a Community Computer User card by visiting the One Stop Assistance Desk in Charles Library.

You will need to bring with you a valid government issued photo ID, showing that you are at least 18 years old. The library staff will have you fill out a short application, which requires you to have an email address, and they will make a photocopy of your ID. 

Your application will be reviewed by Temple Police and if approved your card will be ready for pick up at the One Stop Assistance Desk within two weeks.

Your Community Computers User card will allow you to log yourself onto one of our 6 community computers for two hours each day. You will also have access to charging stations, copier/scanners, and cash printers that cost 10 cents per page for black and white ink.  

Assistance is provided by Guest Technical Assistants during Community Computer Lab hours.

We also provide free wireless internet if you have your own device and a cell phone. 

You can also browse our physical collection.

If you want to use a computer at the Ambler Library, you must speak to library staff. You will be required to follow the policy for Entrance to the University Libraries.

If you want to use a computer at the Ginsburg Health Sciences Library, you will be required to follow their Visitor Policy.

PA Residents
You can apply for a PA Residents borrowing card by visiting the One Stop Assistance Desk in Charles Library.

You will need to bring with you a valid PHL City ID or Pennsylvania State issued photo ID, showing that you are at least 18 years old. The library staff will have you fill out a short application and they will make a photocopy of your ID. 

Your application will be reviewed by Temple Police and if approved your card will be ready for pick up at the One Stop Assistance Desk within two weeks.

Your PA Residents borrowing card will give you all of the same privileges as the Community Computers User card with the addition of checking out 10 books at a time. More detailed borrowing privileges are on the library’s website.

You can check your due dates and renew items needed longer by logging into My Library Account.

Visiting Scholars
If you are a Visiting Scholar you can request computer and library privileges through your sponsoring department. The department can request most privileges through the Guest Access Request System in TUPortal.

You can use our free wireless internet or Eduroam, if you are a student at a participating school

Print This Page
Support the Libraries
Quick Links
E-ZBorrow
ILLiad
Refworks
Find by citation
Patron Forms
Community Standards
Diversity Statement
Virtual Reference Privacy Guidelines
Employment Opportunities
Temple University homepage
Temple University Libraries
1900 N. 13th Street
Philadelphia, PA 19122
(215) 204-8212
Frequently Called Numbers
Staff Directory
Library Organizational Charts
Staff Forms
BooksArticlesDatabases
AboutVisit & StudyResearch ServicesContact UsMy AccountChatHours
Visitor & Alumni Access HomeAlumni ServicesCommunity Computer LabEntrance to the University LibrariesGet a Library Card (Non-Temple)Group Visit RequestsGuest & Alumni Access to Computers & Online DatabasesHealth Science Libraries Visitor PolicyVisiting from Partner Libraries