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What does it mean for library resources and services?
Last Updated: Feb 22, 2016 URL: Print Guide RSS Updates
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Many of you have approached members of the Talbot Research Library & Media Services staff with questions regarding how the affiliation with Temple University Health System will affect the Library. We are and will remain the primary information center for Fox Chase Cancer Center personnel and continue to provide access to quality resources and information services.

With this guide, we will endeavor to provide clear answers to some of the most common questions our users have asked us about the affiliation. If you still have questions, comments, or concerns after reading this guide, please contact us, not Temple libraries. Temple libraries are separate from the Temple University Health System.


Does the Talbot Research Library serve Jeanes Hospital?

Talbot Research Library & Media Services has been serving Jeanes Hospital for many years and will continue to do so for the foreseeable future.

Please note that under our current license agreements, Jeanes employees do not have direct electronic access to our journals, databases, or e-books. Jeanes employees are more than welcome to visit the library to use our resources. We can also email articles directly to Jeanes employees. To request an article, please use our document delivery form.

Talbot librarians are available to Jeanes employees for information support and research assistance. For more information about our support and research assistance, please call us at (215) 728-2710 or email us at


Can I access Temple's e-journals remotely?

Provided you have a faculty appointment and have secured a Temple Owl Card, you may use Temple University Libraries' electronic journals. If you do not have an Owl card, then you cannot use Temple University's electronic resources.

Fox Chase Cancer center is ailliated with the Temple University Health System. The Temple University Health System (TUHS) is separate from Temple University. Temple University Libraries have their own license agreements and their own subscriptions which we do not share. As a result, Fox Chase employees are not automatically granted access to Temple University Libraries.

For more information about academic status, please contact J. Robert Beck, MD, Chief Academic Officer.


Can I access Temple's databases remotely?

Provided you have a faculty appointment and have secured a Temple Owl Card, you may use Temple University Libraries' database. If you do not have a faculty appointment with an Owl Card, then you do not have access to Temple's databases. For more information about faculty status, please contact J. Robert Beck, MD, Chief Academic Officer.


Temple has a journal article that you don't have. Can I get it for free?

Talbot library has a reciprocal agreement with Temple University's Ginsburg Health Sciences Library. If there is an article you need that we do not have but Ginsburg does, submit a document delivery request and we will get the article for you. Havng a reciprocal agreement means that we can get it for you free of charge, but the same delivery schedule applies. Occasionally, a copyright fee is charged, but not often. Please, do not contact Temple University Libraries to request an article.

Please note that Temple reserves the right to reject any interlibrary loan request on the basis of license restrictions.


If I visit a Temple Library, can I use their resources?

Temple University Libraries are open to the public so long as they provide photo identification upon request, sign in to an entrance log, and observe the Code of Conduct for Library Users. Each library, however, has its own unique guest policy. For more information about a particular library's guest policy, contact that library directly

The Ginsburg Health Sciences Library is located at 3500 N. Broad Street, at the northwest corner of Broad and Tioga Streets. Fox Chase personnel may visit Ginsburg library to access its resources but they are not permitted to borrow books. Visitors must present proper identification to access the building.


Faculty Access to Temple University Libraries' Holdings via PubMed

For instructions on faculty access to Temple University library holdings via PubMed, click on the PPT below.

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