Library Policies

Borrowing Privileges

All current employees of Fox Chase Cancer Center and Temple University Hospital – Jeanes Campus may borrow materials. 

All new borrowers must present a valid employee ID so that they can be registered in the library's integrated library system.  Users are responsible for returning library materials in good condition and by the due date.

Online Access to Electronic Resources

All Fox Chase employees are authorized to access electronic resources in the library's collection. Users should go directly to the library's website and our system will prompt a user for credentials. Simply type your Fox Chase username and password and it will authorize you to access the resources. Off-campus access works the same way for FCCC employees. Other library users (visitors, Jeanes employees, volunteers) may use the library's computers to access proprietary e- resources. Remote online access cannot be granted to other users due to licensing agreements with publishers.

Appropriate use of the Library's Electronic Materials

The copyright law of the United States (Title 17, U.S. Code) governs the reproduction and distribution of copyrighted material, including electronic materials. Under certain conditions specified in the law, libraries and archives are authorized to furnish a print or electronic reproduction. One of these specified conditions is that the print or electronic reproduction is not to be used for any purpose other than private study, scholarship, or research. If print or electronic copies of material are used for purposes in excess of what constitutes "fair use," the user may be liable for copyright infringement.

Publisher license agreements govern the use of electronic resources provided by the library for the FCCC community. Permissible actions generally include: downloading, temporarily storing, or printing reasonable portions of the electronic materials. Prohibited actions generally include: sharing passwords or access codes with unauthorized users, systematic downloading of significant portions of the materials (entire issues of electronic journals or several sequential chapters in online books), or commercial exploitation of the licensed information. Systematic downloading of content can be detected by information providers and can result in loss of that information service to the relevant computer addresses or the entire institution. If you have any questions about the interpretation of this law as it relates to your use of copyrighted or licensed materials, please email us at [email protected] or phone us at (215) 728-2711. 

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Circulation Policies

Library materials can be checked out at the Reference Desk between the hours of 8:45 a.m. and 5 p.m., Monday through Friday. A 24-hour book drop is available for the return of library materials at the library entrance.


May be borrowed for three months  with unlimited renewals, but are subject to recall for another patron's use. The library staff may recall a book for another patron if it has been checked out for a minimum of four weeks.

New Books

May be borrowed for three weeks.  Renewals are possible but are subject to recall (see above)..


Bound journals may be checked out for a two-week period; unbound journals do not circulate.

Reference Materials

Nursing and medical texts in sections Ref.25 and Ref.26 may be checked out overnight. Other reference materials should not leave the library without special arrangement with a librarian.


May be checked out indefinitely, but subject to recall if needed by another patron, please email us at [email protected] or phone us at (215) 728-2711. 

Laptop Computers

Laptop computers may be checked out overnight by Fox Chase faculty.  Priority is given to their use in meetings on campus.

Software, presentations, and documents loaded on the laptop must be deleted before being returned to the library.  Please speak to a librarian.




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