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Temple University: Charles Library

The striking 225,000 SF Temple Library contains a variety of study spaces, resource centers, public spaces, and event spaces, and boasts sophisticated information technology.  The facility also utilizes a state of the art, automated book retrieval system.  The Library has an outdoor balcony and green roof system with LEED Gold Certification.



Overall Cost / $71,000,000
Owner / Temple University
Architect / Stantec / Snohetta Joint Venture
Project Status / Completed 2019

The Library contains 1.8 million volumes in a storage vault that are retrieved by robotic equipment in addition to 175,000 books on display for student browsing.



Photographs taken by Temple University Photography.