Academic Resources at Temple

Tyler School of Art offers an art school experience with the resources of a major university in Temple.  Students at Tyler have many resources to help them success academically and help ensure they graduate on time.  These resources are free and open to all students, so if you need them, take advantage of them!
 

The Paley Library

Temple's Paley Library is much more than a building with books.  Whether you are looking to begin a new scholarly exploration, pick up the latest bestseller, or access new technologies, we are here to help you find what you are looking for and guide you in the process. Our collections consist of more than 3.2 million volumes, 500,000 e-books, thousands of DVDs, and 80,000 online subscriptions to journals and research databases. The Special Collections Research Center in Paley Library and the Charles L. Blockson Afro-American Collection in Sullivan Hall hold thousands of original primary-source materials, from photographs and manuscript collections to rare books, oral histories and video recordings. Visit the collections to find out more, or delve into your research online.

If you need help sifting through this multitude of resources, getting started on a project, or finding something in particular, just ask a librarian. You can do so right here online or via email, text, phone and in person. Students at Tyler will find an Art subject specialists, Jill Luedke, who is available for consultations, research meetings, and in-depth assistance in art history/contempory arts research. Our librarian-developed research guides can also help get you started on course, topic, or subject-specific explorations. We can also put you in touch with technology: use our computers, printers, scanners and copiers to look up information or print out materials between classes and meetings or borrow electronic gear including iPads, GPS devices, and video cameras. We can put you in touch with our information experts.  We offer a multitude of spaces for studying alone or in groups. In addition, we’re a gathering place for public programs, book talks and exhibitions.  You will also find Jill regularly in the Tyler Lobby waiting to help you; just look for her Ask Me sign!
 

The Writing Center

Located in Tuttleman Learning Center (adjacent to the Library), The Writing Center's mission is to empower Temple students to effectively and eloquently communicate through the written word. We provide individualized support for both graduate and undergraduate students. Writers at all levels of experience benefit from talking about their work with a supportive reader. Writers at any stage in the writing process—from brainstorming ideas to the final stages of revision—are welcome to bring assigned writing (like essays, research papers, or presentations), writing for professional purposes (resumes, application essays, or cover letters), and self-sponsored or personal writing to the Writing Center. Our tutors are talented writers from across the disciplines who will offer a friendly and supportive, but careful and critical response to your writing-in-progress. Writing Center tutors respect writers’ rights to make choices about their own writing and believe Temple students are academically motivated; therefore our tutors expect writers to come to the center ready to actively engage in discussions of their writing, and will not take over or appropriate any writers’ work. Because developing strong writing practices is a life-long learning experience, we encourage writers to visit the center early and often throughout their writing process.
 

The Center for Learning and Student Success (CLASS)

At the Center for Learning and Student Success we strive to create an environment that fosters a balance of intellectual stimulation with productive and engaging academic support for our students. The Center provides a welcoming atmosphere for all students. The student centered learning and enrichment facility is designed to help all students achieve their highest potential as they aim to reach their academic goals. Here at the CLASS, our main goal is to help students learn and tutoring is our main interface to facilitate that. We offer walk-in tutoring ofr many courses, as well as on-line tutoring, review sessions. We also offer Peer Assisted Study Sessions (PASS) program. The purpose of these sessions, through your courses' content, is to develop the learning and study skills required to succeed in the class. With the guidance of PASS Leaders (fellow undergraduates who have succeeded in the course), you and your classmates will work together so that you may achieve academic success. Services are generally provided Monday – Thursday — 8:30am-8:30pm, Friday — 8:30am-3:30pm, and Saturday — 10:30am-2:30pm when classes are in session.
 

The Office of Scholar Development and Fellowships Advising

Also housed in the Writing Center is the The Office of Scholar Development and Fellowships Advising at Temple University.  This office provides support and guidance to students who wish to apply for merit-based scholarships and fellowships, meaning scholarships and fellowships that are awarded, at least in part, on the basis of your record of achievement. Achievement is not limited strictly to academics. If you have a strong record of community involvement, are passionate about a particular topic or issue, or have dedicated yourself intensively to an activity, there is likely an opportunity for you!

The services provided by Scholar Development and Fellowships Advising are open to any student at Temple, regardless of college, major or year. We will work intensively with you to develop the skills and experiences that will strengthen your potential for success, identify opportunities you are eligible for, and produce polished application materials. The earlier in your academic career you come to see us, the better. You do not need to have a particular award or goal in mind. 
 

The Tech Center

The TECH (Teaching, Education, Collaboration and Help) Center is a 75,000-square-ft., state-of-the-art technology facility with resources that cater to current learning styles. Designed with a variety of workspaces to enable students to work collaboratively or individually, the Center is the largest of its kind in the nation. This dynamic facility allows students to meet, study, collaborate, relax, and take advantage of the following resources:

  • a student computer center with 700 computers: up to 600 fixed workstations, 100 wireless loaner laptops, and 10 loaner iPads.
  • 13 breakout rooms for collaboration and group study.
  • specialized labs including video editing, recording booths, multimedia studio, graphic design, music composition, “quiet” zones, and advanced technology lab
  • a 24-hour Help Desk for students, faculty, and staff

During the academic year, the Tech Center is generally open 24 hours from Sunday afternoon to Friday evening.  All the software required of Tyler students is installed on Tech Center computers so Tyler students may not need to purchase their own computer. But if you do want to purchase a computer, Temple's Computer Recycling Center offers refurbished used computers at an extremely reasonable price.

All currently-enrolled Temple University students receive a free printing quota. This quota may be used for standard (8.5" x 11" black and white) laser printing only. There is a charge for all color printing and specialty printing. The amount of your quota depends on the amount of tech fee paid (based on credit hours) for the semester in which you are enrolled. If you exhaust your quota, your Diamond Dollars account will be automatically charged for any printing. At the end of each six-month printing period, any unused quota is deleted; The quota has no cash value; there are no refunds or transfers for unused quotas. For a full explanation of printing policies, time periods, and quotas, see the policy.

You can also use your quota at Print on the Go stations.  For details, see the information page.