Search Collections

  • Summon

    Summon is a powerful, yet simple search tool that allows you to discover the breadth of Temple Libraries’ collections. Whether you need to find books, scholarly articles, films, music, dissertations, archival material or other library sources, Summon has you covered.

    Search Summon

  • Diamond: Library Catalog

    Search for books, journals, multimedia materials and select electronic books and resources in the Temple University Libraries collection.

    Search Temple’s Online Catalog

Electronic Resources


  • Academic Search Complete
    Academic Search Complete is an upgrade from Academic Search Premier. Academic Search Complete provides full text scholarly publications and full text journals for academic areas of study.
  • CCH Internet Research Network/IntelliConnect
    News and research resources covering federal legal issues.
  • Cheetah
    Cheetah is a legal research database that provides access to primary and secondary resources in a broad range of topics including tax law, corporate law, and legal compliance.
  • Google Scholar
    Search scholarly works and link to full-text resources in Temple’s digital collections.
  • HeinOnline
    A clearinghouse of page-image, full-text legal journals, classic treatises, world constitutions, ALI Restatements of the Law, session laws, and much more.
    Back issues of periodicals across all disciplines in page-image format.
  • LLMC Digital
    Digitized legal and government documents from around the world.
  • Oxford Scholarship Online
    Digital monographs from Oxford University Press.
  • Social Science Research Network (SSRN)
    A clearinghouse for law and economics pre-pub articles.

  • CCH Tax Research Network/IntelliConnect
    Primary sources, news and commentary for tax research.
  • Cheetah
    Cheetah is a legal research database that provides access to primary and secondary resources in a broad range of topics including tax law, corporate law, and legal compliance.
  • Tax Analysts Web Services
    Note: Users must register. Click Sign In from an on-campus Temple computer, and enter your Temple email. Then select Register Here under ‘New Temple University School of Law User?’
    Tax Analysts Web Services provides access to the Tax Analysts’ Federal Research Library and includes access to Tax Notes Today as well as Federal Tax Baedeker.

For more electronic resources from the University Library, click here.

Interlibrary Loan

Materials not available in Temple Law Library or Temple’s Paley Library may be obtained through interlibrary loan. Students are asked to search and use other Temple libraries before making requests.

  • Who may use interlibrary loan?
    Currently enrolled law students, law faculty and staff may use interlibrary loan.
  • What materials can be obtained?
    Books, copies of journal articles, government documents and other materials can be borrowed. Requests for rare books, reserve or reference books, bound law reviews, looseleafs or multi-volume sets may be refused. Microform material can be borrowed for copying.
  • Will it cost?
    There is no cost involved in requesting interlibrary loan articles.
  • How long does it take?
    It can take 1-6 weeks. The student will be informed by email when the item is received.
    Journal articles and book chapters generally arrive within 5-7 working days. You will receive a PDF of the article through your Temple email account. Books generally take about the same time but this depends on its availability from our consortial partners.
  • What is the loan period?
    The lending library determines the loan period, which can be a week to a month. The borrower is responsible to the lending library for overdue fines and must abide by its rules and policies.
  • How do I make an interlibrary loan request?
    Click here to submit a request.

Non-Temple organizations interested in borrowing directly from the law library may contact (215) 204-1195

Stack Map and Collection Directory

The OPEN STACKS contain:

Location Contents
3rd Floor
  • Reference Desk
  • Pennsylvania statutes and code
  • National Reporter System
  • Shepard’s
  • Federal Practice Digest
  • Annotated U.S. Codes
  • Legal encyclopedias
  • ALR
  • Copy machines
  • Network printers
  • Computer Lab
  • Periodicals A-M
  • Periodical indexes
4th Floor
  • U.S. Code,
  • CFR
  • Tax and Labor alcoves
  • Lexis printers
  • Group study room
  • Microforms
  • UN Doc Index
  • Periodicals N-Z
5th Floor
  • Regional reports and digests
  • State materials — Alabama–Maine
  • State materials — Maryland–Wyoming,
  • Pennsylvania materials, including D&C Reporters
  • International and Commonwealth materials
  • Customs Court Decennial Digests
  • Microfiche

Contact the Library

Information Desk: (215) 204-5819
Research Help: (215) 204-7891