New for you! The Cafe @ FML, one-stop service desk, and new LUAG exhibit arrive at EWFM Library

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Lehigh FML renovations summer 2019

Welcome, new and returning students! We’re excited to announce a number of significant enhancements to places and spaces at the EWFM Library that were completed over the summer.

What’s new?

The Cafe @ FML!

The most anticipated addition to the library opened its doors on September 3rd. We’re excited to welcome The Cafe @ FML, a vibrant and inviting space where students can dine, work, collaborate, and socialize in a casual atmosphere. The 45-seat cafe offers grab-and-go options, such as coffee, tea, fresh sandwiches and salads, and doubles as a study space where students and visitors can take a break in their busy days to recharge.

The replacement of the west end facade with floor-to-ceiling glass offers a welcome connection to the outdoors, where students and visitors can enjoy more natural light and an open view to the EWFM Patio, now with additional outdoor seating. The cafe has two entrances: one from the main door to the library and one from the south breezeway, across from the Digital Media Studio. The current 3rd floor cafe will be converted into additional study space.

Just outside the cafe, you’ll find a new lounge seating area and information media wall, perfect for impromptu meetings, studying, and socializing.

A Grand Opening will take place on September 11, 2019 at 4:15 p.m. Watch your inbox for details!

Cafe regular hours:

Monday - Wednesday: 8:00 a.m. to 11:00 p.m.
Thursday: 8:00 a.m. to 9:00 p.m.
Friday: 8:00 a.m. to 3:00 p.m.
Saturday: Closed
Sunday: 12:00 p.m. - 11:00 p.m.

  • Cafe @ FML
  • Cafe @ FML
  • Cafe @ FML
  • Cafe @ FML
  • Cafe @ FML

Introducing your one stop service desk!

Also over summer, the Help Desk and Circulation Desk merged to form a unified service space located just inside the lobby. The new Help Desk will accommodate all your computing, library research, circulation, lending, and ILL walk-up services needs at this central location, making it easy to get what you need in one place. Questions? Just Ask!

Contact the Help Desk:

Phone: (610) 758-HELP (4357)
Text: (610) 616-5910
For hours or to submit a help request, visit

Unified Help Desk staff Lehigh University

Students, need computer help? Get it at STARS!

Whether you just need advice on your system performance, have a hardware issue, or want more in-depth service like backing up your data, reformatting your hard disk, or viruses/malware removed, our Student Technology and Repair Services (STARS) consultants can help!

STARS was relocated this summer from the lower level of the EWFM Computing Center to the 4th floor of the library, Room 453, just steps northeast of the Help Desk.

Access to Computer Repair Services (CRS) was also made more convenient. You can now get to CRS from inside the library if you need to take your computer or other hardware in for service.

STARS Hours:

Fall/Spring semesters: Monday thru Friday 10AM-8PM
Phone: 610-974-4978

STARS Lehigh University

New LUAG exhibit

We are pleased to host a new Lehigh University Art Galleries (LUAG) exhibition, a collection of abstract prints by British artists drawn from Lehigh’s permanent collection. The exhibition, British Abstraction: Three Views, includes a variety of bold prints on display in the Fairchild-Martindale LUAG Study Gallery space on the 4th and 5th floors and runs through May 22, 2020.

LUAG Exhibit FML

Take a look!

Want to see more? Check out before and after photos of all library enhancements in the EWFM Library Summer 2019 Renovations photo album.

These renovations and enhancements are a continuation of the EWFM 2020 plan which seeks to re-envision the Fairchild-Martindale Library in order to serve the Lehigh University campus community and provide spaces to inspire collaboration, innovation, creativity, and learning.

We invite the campus community to visit our new and updated spaces and places, and wish you an exciting and rewarding 2019-20 academic year!