The Information Commons is home to the Ambler Library and Information Technology Services at Temple University Ambler.

Located on the first floor of the Ambler Learning Center in Learning Center Room 106, the Information Commons includes new compact/moveable library shelves, new furniture and redesigned collaborative layout. A significant portion of the Ambler Campus book collection has also returned to the Ambler Campus from the Charles Library where they were housed, and remained available for use.

The Information Commons provides a dynamic space on campus for learning, studying and collaborating.

The Information Commons and the ITS Help Desk are open from Monday through Thursday 8:30 a.m. to 8 p.m. and Friday and Saturday, 8:30 a.m. to 5 p.m. (regular semester hours) and 8:30 a.m. to 5/5:30 p.m., Monday thorough Friday and closed Saturday and Sunday during the summer. (Contact ITS for any questions related to summer hours.)

The Ambler Library

Sandra Thompson, Head of Ambler Campus Library

Temple University Libraries

Regular Semester Hours
Monday through Friday
: 9 a.m. to 5 p.m.

Summer Hours
Monday through Friday: 
9 a.m. to 5 p.m.
Saturday and Sunday: Closed
Chat with a Librarian or a subject matter expert daily. See Chat Hours here:  

The Library includes 11 units of compact, mobile shelving — nine of which are moving carriages, which together have provided the space for 30,000 books in Temple Ambler's Library collection to return to campus in addition to the more than 5,000 books that were already in the library following its move to the Learning Center.

The Library has added individual workspaces in addition to the collaborative spaces and continues to provide service at the service desk, consultations with students, instructional support with faculty members and assistance with intra-campus and interlibrary loan for anyone in the campus community and our surrounding communities — the Library's resources are also available to the public.

There is also a new way to check out books from the Information Commons, a self-checkout system called Meescan.

Learn more about the Ambler Campus Library.

Information Technology Services

Help Desk
267-468-TECH (8324)

  • Faculty, staff and student consultant help area offering support services
  • PC Clinic assisting with computer repairs, spyware and virus removal

Regular Semester Hours
Monday through Thursday
: 8:30 am to 8 p.m.
Friday and Saturday:  8:30 a.m. to 5 p.m.
Sunday: Closed

Summer Hours
Monday through Friday: 8:30 a.m. to 5/5:30 p.m. (Contact ITS for any questions related to Summer Hours.)
Saturday and Sunday: Closed

Need help during other hours? Visit here to learn how to chat with an ITS professional:

Note:  The computer lab may be closed or have different hours during holidays, breaks, semester intersessions and Wellness Days. For details, please call 267-468-TECH (8324).  

The Information Commons includes new computers, which have software that supports all programs and new furniture designed for collaboration.

ITS offers a laptop and battery loaner kiosk, which is helpful in supporting group projects or study sessions. ITS also continues to offer a diversity of output and scanning capabilities, such as both wide-format plotting and scanning, 3-D and black and white and color printing.

Printing/Peripheral Resources - Room 106

  • Duplex black and white and color printing with student printing quota
  • Large format plotting
  • Wide format and flatbed scanning

Note: Laser duplex black and white printing available in computer classrooms.

Equipment Loans  

  • There is laptop and battery loaner kiosk just outside the Information Commons main doors.


Temple University Technology Usage Policy

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Other Campus Technology

Collaborative Learning Spaces

  • Breakout Room, Room 115 – Smart conference technology room with seating for seven people. Reservations to use this space can be made in advance through the TUportal Room Request (Events and Meetings) link under TUapplications.
  • Zoom Room - Learning Center room 206
  • Lounge/café areas (6) – 2 on each floor; Wireless collaboration areas with lounge furniture and tables/chairs, flat panel displays, cable television and Four Winds digital signage.

Auditorium – Room 101

  • 300-seat multi-purpose lecture hall and event space
  • Theater capabilities and green rooms
  • Sound equipment/mixing board, streaming, etc.

Education and Technology Lab (ETL) – Room 301

  • Faculty Support facility with PC computers
  • Technical consulting services on Canvas, TurningPoint, Zoom, PowerPoint, Adobe and other instructional applications

Help Desk/PC Clinic

  • Staff/Student consultant help area (6 days/wk) offering consulting services
  • PC Clinic assisting with computer repairs, Spyware and virus removal

Wireless Technology

The Ambler Campus provides a wireless infrastructure in almost every building on campus. The entire Learning Center supports wireless technology.

Additional Technology Facilities

Smart Classrooms

Smart classrooms are available to faculty and instructors requiring multimedia, computer-based video, and audio instructional equipment in the following buildings on campus: Bright Hall, Cottage Hall, Dixon Hall, Hilda Justice, the Learning Center, the Library, the Visitor’s Center and Widener Hall.

Landscape Architecture and Horticulture Computer Facilities

The department maintains workstations at or above specifications used at leading design firms. Available to the students as well are wide format and flatbed scanners, plotters and color and black and white laser printers. Software is kept current and relevant to the industry and includes applications like Adobe Creative Cloud, AutoCAD, ArcGIS, Google SketchUp Pro, Land F/X, Rhinoceros and V-Ray. Dual monitors are provided in labs and studios where physical space is available.

There are a number of studio spaces with computers in Bright Hall and Dixon Hall which accommodate the rest of the LA/Hort students. Public computers and other instructional PC teaching facilities are located in the Learning Center.