On behalf of Library and Technology Services, I'd like to welcome all new and returning students to the fall 2022 semester.
Read on for some information about our hours, newly improved study areas, upcoming events, and some reminders of the many resources and services that are available to you.
What’s Open When?
LTS provides students with study areas, access to resources, and experts ready to help. (And, did you hear that Linderman Library recently ranked 7th in Architectural Digest's 26 Stunning University Libraries Around the World You Need to See?)
Fairchild-Martindale Library (FML) and Linderman Library hours (Lehigh ID tap entry is required after 9:00PM):
- Monday-Thursday: 7:45AM - 2AM (both libraries)
- Friday: FML: 7:45AM - 12AM; Linderman: 7:45AM - 10PM
- Saturday: FML: 9AM - 12AM; Linderman: 9AM - 10PM
- Sunday: 9AM - 2AM (both libraries)
The Grind @ FML maintains its regular hours of operation, while Lucy’s Cafe at Linderman Library will remain closed until further notice. Please check the Lehigh Dining website for details.
Looking for more space to spread out and study? Check out the Top 10 Study Spots on Campus.
Lehigh Computing Center: Open 24/7 with fresh look, new features!
LTS has renovated the lower level of the EWFM Computing Center with new flexible soft seating and convenient built-in mobile chargers throughout. The updated space also features plenty of portable whiteboards, Windows computers, and wall-mounted laptop-ready displays. Come visit and make it your new favorite spot for work and study. Have a look!
The Computing Center is open 24/7, with Lehigh ID tap entry required after 6 PM, Monday-Friday, and all day on weekends.
Getting (re)started in the Lehigh Libraries
The Lehigh Libraries offers access to an extensive collection of digital journals, print books, ebooks, databases, tools, and rare and archival materials. Deepen your reading and research by searching our collection, keep up with news such as the New York Times and Wall Street Journal, and explore fiction, poetry, non-fiction and beyond by BIPOC and LGBTQ+ writers in our Overdrive ebook & audiobook Library. You can also use the PALCI EZBorrow interlibrary loan system to request books from over 50 partner institutions.
New to the Libraries this year are Ancestry.com, a genealogical research database; Pronunciator, a language learning tool, and ComicsPlus, a digital graphic novel and comics platform. For any research or library questions, your liaison librarian will be happy to help you.
We want to hear from you too: if you’re interested in representing the student body and giving your voice to help shape the Libraries, join our Student Library Advisory Board!
Arts & Events
Come by the beautiful Linderman Library and browse No Postage Necessary: Views of the Postcard World, an exhibition featuring vintage postcards from Lehigh's Special Collections, including rare depictions of Lehigh buildings.
In FML, explore Paper Trail, a collection of 20 works by Rob Sato, a Los Angeles-based artist, illustrator and writer whose work is boundless and eclectic in design, color, medium, and meaning. Watch for details about the artist’s campus visit, talk, and interactive workshops in October.
Save the date for coming talks on the theme of climate change, sponsored by the Friends of the Lehigh University Libraries. All will be held via Zoom at 4:30PM.
- Wed., Sep. 14: Adapting to Climate Change in One Square Mile: Lessons Learned from Hoboken, New Jersey with Jennifer Gonzalez ’08 ’09G, Director of Environmental Services and Chief Sustainability Officer for the City of Hoboken, NJ | Read more and register
- Thu., Oct. 20: Spaceship in the Desert: Energy, Climate Change, and Urban Design in Abu Dhabi with Gökçe Günel, Associate Professor of Anthropology at Rice University
- Tue., Nov. 8: Performance Goals for Civil Infrastructure: Managing Risk in an Era of Climate Change with Bruce Ellingwood, Professor of Civil and Environmental Engineering at Colorado State University
Visit LTS Talks to catch up on recordings of talks by visiting speakers and faculty on topics such as political and media psychology and humor, poetry, misinformation, and modern conspiracy theories and political dissent, held this past year.
What’s new in software and technology?
Register for technology, research computing, or library resource training in the Fall 2022 Seminar Series. We offer nearly 30 seminars highlighting Lehigh tools, software, and services designed to help you work more efficiently and maximize your productivity in the office or the classroom.
We’re excited to introduce LUapps, powered by Amazon Web Services (AWS). LUapps improves the Lehigh teaching and learning experience by providing students, faculty, and staff with Windows virtual desktops installed with applications for the classroom or office. With LUapps powered by AWS, access is seamless. Unlike traditional LUapps, there is no need to download the Citrix client software or connect to the Lehigh VPN in order to run software virtually. Enjoy the new LUapps experience right in your web browser, with all the advantages of a full virtual desktop, including easier file management. Get started at Lehigh Virtual Labs.
Can’t remember a hundred passwords? Neither can we! LastPass -- available free to the Lehigh community -- allows you to easily access, save, and update your passwords for any website or app - and the only password you have to remember is the master password for your LastPass account. Let LastPass manage your passwords for you and enroll today!
Need software? Before you purchase, be sure to check your options for free or reduced-price software available through Lehigh or our academic software partners.
What’s new in teaching and learning?
Explore our Digital Media Studio, DIY Video & Lightboard Studio, and Audio Recording Studio. And, if you are a graduate student in an instructional role at Lehigh, sign up for our Teacher Development Program for Graduate Students.
And coming later this Fall, a new Student Developer Lab will be rolled out as a place to design, develop, create, and learn! Get experience with hands-on tools, software, and resources to explore the fields of VR, AR, 3D modeling, 360 video production, and more. You can also stay current with the field of XR at Lehigh and beyond by joining Lehigh's VR/AR Community of Practice, an avenue for learning and sharing.
In the News
- Lehigh Libraries, with NISO and PALCI, awarded a $593K National Leadership Grant by IMLS
- Linderman Library ranked 7th in Architectural Digest's 26 Stunning University Libraries Around the World You Need to See
- ‘Extended Reality’ Expands Learning at Lehigh, Lehigh News article featuring work done in the CITL.
- Alex Japha and Lisa McColl honored with the 21-22 Louis & Helen Zirkel Library Staff Award
- LTS Spring 2022 Client Services Satisfaction Survey Results
- Julia Maserjian retires as Digital Scholarship Manager of the Center for Innovation in Teaching and Learning
How can we help?
Our wide range of services, programs, and resources includes research consultations with librarians; digital scholarship, instructional and computing technology support; teacher development services; information security; and advanced research computing resources.
Need help but not sure where to begin? Start with the Help Desk at help.lehigh.edu.
As always, we are dedicated to providing innovative, state-of-the-art resources; library, teaching, and technical consultation; and expert assistance for all students, faculty, researchers, and staff.
Welcome again and best wishes for a rewarding and successful semester!
Greg Reihman, Ph.D.
Vice Provost for Library and Technology Services