Visitor's Guide to Library and Technology Services

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

LIBRARIES COLLECTIONS

LIBRARY RESEARCH SERVICES

CIRCULATION AND DOCUMENT DELIVERY SERVICES 

SPECIAL COLLECTIONS 

COMPUTING FACILITIES AND RESOURCES 

PHOTOCOPYING 

ABUSE OF PRIVILEGES 

CONNECTING FROM OFF-CAMPUS 

DIRECTIONS TO THE LEHIGH CAMPUS 

CONTACTS IN LTS 


                                                            Fairchild Martindale Library

 

I. LIBRARIES COLLECTIONS

Visitors may use:

 

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.  
 
 



Linderman Library
III. 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:

  • Students who are currently enrolled in an LVAIC member institution may use their student ID card to check out up to 10 items at a time for a period of up to 28 days, for free.
  • Any other current high school, college, or university student may become a student member of the Friends of the Lehigh Libraries for one year for a donation of $25; this includes borrowing privileges. Items may be checked out for a period of 28 days; there is no set limit on the number of items that may be checked out at one time.
  • All other visitors may become Friends of the Lehigh Libraries for one year for a donation of at least $50; this includes borrowing privileges. Items may be checked out for a period of 28 days; there is no set limit on the number of items that may be checked out at one time.

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).


 

 

IV. SPECIAL COLLECTIONS

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 inspc@lehigh.edu 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:

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.

 

VI. PHOTOCOPYING

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 privileges.
 
 
 

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


Service  Phone number  Web Page  Email 
Help Desk  610-758-4357  http://www.lehigh.edu/~inlts/help/helpdesk.html inref@lehigh.edu
Circulation Services  610-758-3070  http://library.lehigh.edu/content/borrowing inlend@lehigh.edu
Special Collections  610-758-4506  http://www.lehigh.edu/~inspc/spec.coll.html inspc@lehigh.edu
Building Hours  610-758-2828  http://www.lehigh.edu/lts/hours.html n/a 
Govt. Publications 610-758-5337  http://www.lehigh.edu/govdocs/staff.htm e049@lehigh.edu

 

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Last updated: Tuesday, 11-Dec-2012 14:52:13 EST