Lehigh University is a private educational and research institution, and the LTS services are intended primarily for the use of faculty, staff, and students of Lehigh. Researchers, government information users, and library visitors not affiliated with the University may use some of our resources and services. Generally, the Lehigh University computing facilities and resources are not available to visitors. Potential visitors to the Lehigh Libraries should also consider state-assisted libraries, such as public libraries and libraries of public academic institutions. These institutions may offer a broader range of services to local residents or visitors. For information about other libraries in the region, consult Lehigh's Regional Libraries page. Some guidelines for visitors are outlined below
Fairchild Martindale Library
I. LIBRARIES COLLECTIONS
Visitors may use:
Government documents resources, whether in print or electronic format
Print collections. Some resources (e.g., reserve items) may require a form of identification.
ASA, Lehigh's online catalog, and selected resources on the LTS pages (at computers designated for library research near the help desks).
Library databases, accessed through the library kiosk stations (however, printing requires a Lehigh computing account).
Microfilm/fiche readers (printing requires a Lehigh computing account) and photocopiers
Other online electronic resources such as electronic journals and electronic books may be accessed through the library kiosk stations only. In order to comply with licensing agreements, these resources cannot be accessed off campus without a Lehigh computing account.
II. LIBRARIES RESEARCH SERVICES
Visitors may use help desk
services. The help desk can provide information about services available to
visitors, answer general questions about the facilities and collections, and can
assist in locating specific items. Visitors may request specialized assistance
with federal documents research. Visitors are encouraged to call before visiting
campus to make sure that Lehigh's collections can meet their needs
(610-758-4357). General research assistance for the government
documents collections is available when the help desk is staffed.
LIBRARY BORROWING PRIVILEGES
Members of the Lehigh community (Lehigh University Faculty, Staff, and Students) use their Lehigh identification card to check out items that circulate (note that some materials, such as reference books and journals, may not be checked out by anyone--they may only be used in the Library). Visitors may have or may be able to obtain borrowing privileges, as follows:
Please be aware that borrowing privileges for visitors does not include ILL (interlibrary loan) or document delivery services, and does not permit the use of general Lehigh computing facilities. ILL services must be obtained through your home institution or local public library. Available computing resources are limited to library kiosks (for catalog and database searching only).
Special Collections serves as the repository for the University's collections of rare books and manuscripts, and for holdings relating to its own history. Access to the Special Collections material is through the Bayer Galleria, on the third floor of the Linderman Library. Reading room hours are 1 p.m.to 5 p.m., Monday through Friday, except for University holidays. Researchers coming from a distance may make arrangements for longer access times. All persons, whether members of the University community or not, with a legitimate need to use materials in the collection, are welcome. Special Collections can be reached by email at firstname.lastname@example.org or by phone at (610)758-5185.
V. COMPUTING FACILITIES AND RESOURCES
Visitors may use computers designated for library research. These are located in government documents; in the Fairchild Martindale Library Help Desk area; and in the Linderman Library Help Desk area.
Visitors may not use:
Most of the computing facilities and resources. Networked computers, network jacks, software, and scanning services are password protected as of Fall 1999.
Any services requiring a computing account (e.g., email).
Children and spouses of Lehigh faculty can obtain a computing
account for electronic mail. Contact LTS (610-758-4357) for more information
about eligibility for computing accounts and privileges.
Self-service photocopiers are available in the Fairchild-Martindale (EWFM) and Linderman Libraries and require the use of a copy card available at the Circulation Desk. Copy cards come in set values of $2.00, $5.00, and $10.00. The cost reflects a one-time charge of $1.00 for the card itself, plus the value of the copies. Each copy is five cents, so the cards initially provide for 20, 80, and 180 copies, respectively. Once copies are depleted on a card, the card can be recharged at the Circulation Desk for any value. Cards may be purchased with cash.
VII. ABUSE OF PRIVILEGES
Monopolizing services, unauthorized use of restricted
services, damage to the collections or facilities, etc, vandalism, or other
activites which are compromise LTS services will result in curtailment of
VIII. CONNECTING FROM OFF-CAMPUS
Non-affiliated users who have an Internet connection and Internet Service Provider can connect to Lehigh's LTS pages at http://www.lehigh.edu/lts. The Libraries' online catalog and a selection of other resources are available to unaffiliated users. However, many licensed databases are restricted to Lehigh affiliates when accessed off-campus and require authentication.
IX. DIRECTIONS TO THE LEHIGH CAMPUS AND LTS SERVICES
LTS facilities are located in the Linderman Library and the Fairchild Martindale Library and Computing Center. Directions to the Lehigh campus are provided through Lehigh's home page.
Library Street Addresses:
The Linderman Library is located at 30 Library Drive.
The Fairchild-Martindale Library is located at 8A Packer Avenue.
The postal address for Lehigh University is Bethlehem PA 18015
X. CONTACTS IN LTS
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