On behalf of Library and Technology Services, I'd like to welcome all new and returning students to the fall 2023 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, experts ready to help, and events that promote inquiry, deepen learning, and build community.
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)
Need a place for all-hours work and study? The Lehigh Computing Center is open 24/7 during fall, spring, and summer semesters with tap access when the building is open but the doors are locked. The space features flexible soft seating with convenient built-in mobile chargers throughout and plenty of portable whiteboards, Windows computers, and wall-mounted laptop-ready displays. Have a look!
Looking for more space to spread out and study? Check out the Top 10 Study Spots on Campus.
Dining at the libraries
Be sure to visit the newly renovated and reimagined Lucy’s Cafe on the lower level of Linderman Library, where you can dine, work, collaborate, and socialize in a casual atmosphere. The cafe offers Seattle's Best Coffee, breakfast sandwiches, fresh baked goods, on-demand milkshakes, grab and go, and more!
The Grind @ FML maintains its regular hours of operation.
View all Lehigh Dining hours (hours subject to change).
Getting (re)started in the Lehigh Libraries
The Lehigh Libraries offer 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 and audiobook Library. You can also use the PALCI EZBorrow interlibrary loan system to request books from over 64 partner institutions. This year’s new library resources include PitchBook, a leading resource on detailed data on venture capital, private equity and M&A landscape; TDM Studio, a text and data mining tool; the complete digital archives of Jet and Ebony magazines, major publications chronicling Black American life; enhanced access to the CNKI collection of Chinese academic journals; and Mango, an app-optimized language-learning platform.
Interested in exploring our Libraries' unique and special collections? Consider making a research appointment in our newly renovated Bayer Special Collections & Instruction Reading Room.
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 beautiful Linderman Library and browse Where Do We Go from Here? Maps and Atlases from the Duncan Payne and Lehigh Libraries Collections, an exhibition featuring historic maps and atlases celebrating the gift of a number of rare books bequeathed to the Libraries by a Lehigh alumnus Duncan Payne.
Visit Fairchild-Martindale Study Gallery (5th fl. south) for Bodies of Knowledge, a multi-site art exhibition that explores the many roles that the human body takes in shaping and creating knowledge.
Our Friends of the Lehigh University Libraries theme this year is Mental and Physical Wellness - watch the space for coming programs. Visit LTS Talks to catch up on recordings of talks by visiting speakers and faculty on earlier topics.
What’s new in software and technology?
Register for technology, research computing, or library resource training in the Fall 2023 Seminar Series. We offer over 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.
Important changes are coming to Google cloud-based storage. Be sure to take a look at your Google quota and reduce your storage before upcoming Google limits are implemented. LTS makes available an up-to-date resource page with step-by-step guides, data migration tools as they become available, and FAQs to help make the process easier for you!
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?
Do you have an interest in creating new immersive worlds and realities? Are you already designing and developing for VR or AR or even 2D? Get experience with hands-on tools, software, and resources to explore the fields of VR, AR, 3D modeling, 360 video production, and more in the CITL Student Developer Lab, located on the lower level of the Computing Center, just across from FML. Learn more and apply for unlimited access to the lab. 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.
Data skills aren’t just for a small handful of careers anymore. Today, they’re essential in every discipline. LTS is pleased to introduce DataCamp, an online learning platform specializing in teaching data literacy for all skill levels. There is no software installation as all learning takes place in a web browser, where students will have the opportunity to follow expert-led courses, complete bite-sized exercises, and receive real-time feedback. Learn more and get started.
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.
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.
Interested in working for LTS? We offer job opportunities from entry-level positions requiring no specific experience to highly specialized roles working with innovative and cutting-edge technologies. Visit LTS Student Employment Opportunities to learn more.
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