A Message to Our Users
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 would like to express to our users that we will remain as the primary information center for all personnel at Fox Chase Cancer Center 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 direct them to us and refrain from contacting staff at a Temple library.
For access to the Temple University Libraries website & the Temple University Ginsburg Health Sciences Library website, click on the images below:
Can I access Temple's e-journals remotely?
If you have a faculty appointment and have secured a Temple Owl Card, you may use Temple University Libraries' electronic journal collection. If you have questions about faculty status, please contact J. Robert Beck, MD, Chief Academic Officer.
If you do not have an Owl card, then you cannot use Temple University's electronic resources remotely. Temple's libraries are part of the university, not the health system. Temple University and Temple University Health System (TUHS) are separate entities. Fox Chase Cancer Center is affiliated with TUHS, not the university. Therefore, Fox Chase employees are not automatically granted access to Temple Libraries. Electronic journal licensing forbids unauthorized users from using e-resources. Temple's journal licenses prevent remote access to anyone outside of the university system.
Can I access Temple's databases remotely?
If you have a faculty appointment and have secured a Temple Owl Card, then 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?
We can get articles for you at no charge, so long as the journal is held at the Ginsburg Health Sciences Library. Please note that Temple reserves the right to reject any interlibrary loan request on the basis of license restrictions.
Talbot library has a reciprocal borrowing agreement with Temple University Ginsburg Health Sciences Library. If there is an article you need that we do not have and the Temple University Ginsburg Health Sciences Library does, you can submit a document delivery request. The same delivery time and copyright fees, when applicable, still apply. Please, do not contact a Temple library to request an article. We are more than happy to make the arrangements for you.
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. Anyone can visit and use their resources. 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. FCCC personnel may visit this library to access Ginsburg's resources but are not permitted to borrow books. Visitors must present proper identification to access the building.
Talbot Research Library & Media Services accommodates guests who are not employees of Fox Chase Cancer Center. For more information about our guest policies contact us at (215) 728-2711.
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 years to come./p>
Under our current licenses, Jeanes employees do not have direct electronic access to our journals, databases, or e-books outside the library. However, we can send articles through a secure system to Jeanes employees by request. Please use our document delivery form to request articles. Jeanes employees are also welcome to visit the Library to use our resources.
Talbot librarians are available to Jeanes employees for information support and research assistance. Please visit our Ask Us web page to find out how to contact a librarian.