Special Collections Research Center







View Research Guides to selected topics in the Special Collections Research Center.

Researcher registration and requests to use SCRC materials can now be made online using your SCRC Researcher Account.

See our FAQ to learn more about the benefits of using your SCRC Researcher Account.

The SCRC is the principal repository for and steward of the Libraries’ rare books, manuscripts, archives and University records. We collect, preserve, and make accessible primary resources and rare or unique materials, to stimulate, enrich, and support research, teaching, learning, and administration at Temple University. SCRC makes these resources available to the Temple community and a broad constituency as part of the University's engagement with the larger community of scholars and independent researchers.
While we are constantly striving to increase the discoverability of our materials, this website only covers a small portion of our actual collections and holdings--which is over 90,000 linear feet, many terabytes, and growing. If you don't find what you are looking for on our website, we encourage you to visit, call or e-mail us.