The Lehigh University Libraries are excited to announce our summer storytime event in the LTS CIRCLE at the E.W. Fairchild-Martindale Library. Please join us on Tuesday, June 18 from 11:30 a.m. to 1 p.m. for an interactive reading by Veronica Moore, also known as Brown Skin Plant Mama, an educator, author, and plant therapy advocate

Extended library hours during finals (24/7), plus free treats and therapy dog visits!

Join us for a Friends of the Lehigh University Libraries talk in celebration of National Poetry Month, Tue., April 23

Join LTS for our 6th annual celebration of National Poetry Month. Every April since 1996, the Academy of American Poets has sponsored a month-long celebration of poetry. Lehigh has participated in National Poetry Month since 2019 with poetry readings, scholarly talks, and poetry workshops.

Two library staff members receive Letters of Commendation from LUPD for rendering assistance to library patron during medical emergency

The Lehigh Libraries invite your feedback on an exciting new “single search” capability in the ASA Library Catalog. Single Search lets users search the ASA catalog for e-journals, e-books, and many research databases, starting from one unified single search box.

Fall '23 extended library hours (FML 24/7) during finals, plus free treats and therapy dog visits!

The Lehigh University Libraries are excited to announce two children’s author reading events this Summer in the LTS CIRCLE at the E.W. Fairchild-Martindale Library. Please join us on Wednesday, June 14th and Friday, July 14th from 11:30 a.m. to 1 p.m. for an interactive reading by Dr. LaToya Council, an author, activist, and public intellectual and Assistant Professor of Sociology and Africana Studies at Lehigh University. Pizza, snacks, and drinks will be provided, and the program will close with an activity. One free copy of Dr. Council's book will be provided for the first 25 families who register.

After a distinguished 31-year career, Director of Library Access Services Sharon Wiles-Young, who oversaw the planning and implementation of open-source library systems FOLIO and OLE, will retire on May 31, 2023. A search committee has been formed to identify her successor.

Due to a water leak requiring major repair, the Fairchild-Martindale Library and Computing Center will be closed on Thursday, May 25 and Friday, May 26. Staff will not be allowed into the EWFM buildings as water lines will be completely shut down on these days. Repairs are expected to be completed, and water service fully restored, by late Friday. Both buildings should reopen at their normal times on Saturday, May 27.

Are you interested in learning more about AI and copyright? If so, please consider registering for a free webinar sponsored by the LVAIC Information Literacy Group.

The Lehigh University Libraries are very excited to announce a new, three-year pilot Open Access (OA) agreement with Wiley that will allow Lehigh-affiliated responsible corresponding authors to publish their research openly in Wiley journals. This “Read and Publish” agreement maintains subscription access to all journals currently published by Wiley.

The Zoellner Arts Center and Library and Technology Services are excited to announce a series of upcoming arts programs featuring the international aerial dance company BANDALOOP, performing LOOM: Field. Bringing together a collective of performing artists, climate scientists, regenerative textile artists, a visual technologist, and creative riggers, the piece will turn the exterior of Fairchild-Martindale Library into a giant loom where stories and dances interlace.

National Poetry Month was started in 1996 by the Academy of American Poets as a way to make poetry a part of everyday life. This year National Poetry Month coincides with the 400th anniversary of the publication of Shakespeare’s First Folio, so Lehigh Libraries will be celebrating the Bard all month! Join us for events and activities planned throughout the month of April, including open mic night now with Shakespeare cosplay, a virtual talk on Shakespeare, and a songwriting workshop!

The new space officially opened to students, faculty, and staff as a ‘Community & Inclusion Resource Center: A Library for Everyone’

The Lehigh Libraries invite you to the Student Library Advisory Board (SLAB) first Spring meeting on Tuesday, February 28, 2023 from 4:30-6:00 p.m. in the Linderman Library, room 200!

Ribbon-cutting and inaugural events, Traveling (Internationally) While Black: Black Students’ Study Abroad Experiences and Traveling While Black Through the Education System, to be held Feb. 15

In January 2023, the Lehigh University Libraries upgraded from MEDLINE Complete to MEDLINE Ultimate, a research database from EBSCOhost that combines the indexing of MEDLINE with cost-effective, full-text access to journals. More than 500 additional titles are now available, including:

The Lehigh Libraries invite you to the Student Library Advisory Board (SLAB) first Fall meeting on Wednesday, October 19, 2022 from 4:30-6:00 p.m. in the Linderman Library Rotunda!

The Friends of the Lehigh University Libraries invite you to join us on Monday, October 3, 2022 from 5:00 p.m. to 6:30 p.m. in the Scheler Family Humanities Forum (Linderman 200) for Paper Trail: A Conversation with Artist, Illustrator, and Writer Rob Sato.

The Lehigh Libraries Special Collections is pleased to announce the new fall exhibit “No Postage Necessary: Views of the Postcard World.” This Special Collections exhibit contains a panorama of vintage postcards representing locales near and far, as well as a selection of photo-postcards on loan from Professor Scott Paul Gordon. Much like today’s social media, postcards offer a finite amount of space for the writer to share their thoughts, travelogs, description, or provide reassurance to recipients that the sender is “having a wonderful time.” Postcards provide travelers with a means of communication, while providing visual evidence of their adventures abroad - or at home.Postcards are ephemeral treasures that contain vast evidence and visual record for social, economical, and political history. Advances in photography, printing technologies, shipping, delivery, and mailing industries have had a direct impact on the usage and distribution of postcards. Mailed or not, each postcard carries clues about the era and place that was captured and used. Today, with so many local, national, and international “postcard societies,” postcards represent aesthetic enjoyment, artistic adventure, and serious collecting passion. Postcards displayed in the exhibit date from the earliest days of this format in the 1890s through the beginning of the 21st century, and include original photographs, lithographs, and collotypes.While the Lehigh Libraries hasn’t collected postcards systematically beyond those depicting campus and the surrounding community, postcards presenting views of the world are also exhibited. These originate from a number of archival collections, including the South Bethlehem Historical Society, Cramer Family Collection, David Guise Papers, Bridge Postcards and Chris Eline Postcard Collection. Postcards provide historical evidence to historic preservationists and to environmental scientists, among other fields of study.In addition, included in the exhibit are postcards loaned by Professor of English Scott Paul Gordon, whose collection focuses on the work of D.C.M., a Moravian minister. Between 1907 and 1909, during a health-related “retirement” in Nazareth, PA, the Moravian minister D. Cornelius Meinert discovered a love of photography. He photographed many buildings, streets, and bridges in Nazareth and Bethlehem. One exhibit case in the Linderman Library is dedicated to a selection from Meinert’s photography: images of Lehigh University, of Bethlehem, and of the Lehigh River.This exhibit of historic images of sites and sights spanning over a century, begins in the Linderman Grand Reading Room and continues in the Cafe Gallery and Bayer Galleria. Examples from the collections are also on display in E.W. Fairchild-Martindale Library, 5th floor. Please see the libraries’ website for information regarding hours and access policies.The exhibit will be on display from August 22 through December 22, 2022 during regular building hours. Please stay tuned for details about an upcoming Friends of the Lehigh University Libraries program on postcards on November 17. For more information, please contact Special Collections at or call 610-758-4506.

Library and Technology Services is excited to introduce LUapps, powered by Amazon Web Services (AWS). LUapps improves the Lehigh teaching and learning experience by providing all Lehigh students, faculty, and staff with Windows virtual desktops installed with applications for the classroom or office, with ease of access wherever you are!

Library and Technology Services is pleased to welcome new and returning members of the Lehigh community to campus this fall and to announce hours of operations for all of our facilities.

In the Spring of 2022, Library and Technology Services engaged MOR Associates to perform an independent assessment of satisfaction with LTS services and resources. Working with a survey consultant allows us to obtain accurate, valid, and objective assessments of the services we provide. This was our third such survey with MOR Associates. The first was in 2016; the second was in 2018.  

In April 1996, the Academy of American Poets started National Poetry Month with the goal of bringing poetry into the daily lives of Americans. As part of this year’s national poetry celebration, Lehigh Libraries has a host of events and activities scheduled throughout the month of April, including poetry readings, open mic night, talks, and a bilingual poetry workshop!

The Friends of the Lehigh University Libraries invite you to join us on Wednesday, April 6, 2022 from 4:30 p.m. to 6:00 p.m. via Zoom for Who Decided to Commemorate the Walking Purchase and Why: 1920s Fanfare and Local Opposition, presented by Dr. Andrea Smith, Associate Professor of Anthropology at Lafayette College.

The Friends of the Lehigh University Libraries invite you to join us on Wednesday, February 23, 2022 from 4:30 p.m. to 6:00 p.m. via Zoom for Conspiracy Theories and the Manufacture of Dissent, presented by Dr. Anthony DiMaggio, Lehigh Associate Professor in the Department of Political Science.

Need a break during finals? Coffee and cookies of all types will be available to help you power through the long hours of studying. Stop by and take a minute to enjoy a quick snack!

Faculty: have you written a new book?

Digital archivist Alex Japha had a prescient peek at the future when in 2019 he suggested the topic of imaginary places as an upcoming Special Collections exhibit. A year later, the world would face travel restrictions brought on by the COVID-19 pandemic, leaving would-be globetrotters with only memories of past travels or visions of getaways that would have to wait. The topic of “imaginary places” became reality in the form of a Special Collections exhibit that opened in Spring 2021.

The Lehigh Libraries have partnered with 81 Eastern Academic Scholars Trust (EAST) libraries to preserve the scholarly record and participate in additional inter-library loan services via the Rosemont Shared Print Alliance. EAST libraries include academic libraries from Maine to Florida and large universities such as University of Maryland to smaller colleges such as Vassar College. These libraries agree to keep and preserve print titles that are unique, titles that are scarcely held, or titles that have high circulation and require more print copies to be retained in library collections. Lehigh has identified over 40,000 titles that will be retained in this partnership and will be available to the other partners for lending. The EAST partnership provides its members an excellent review of their scholarly collections and ensures that these collections are accessible to all the member libraries.

In celebration of the powerful legacy of Nobel Laureate Toni Morrison's work, the Bethlehem Area Public Library (BAPL) will be hosting virtual book discussion throughout 2021 of each of Morrison's 11 novels. Open to all, please join us for one book, all, or anything in between.

A Reading and Conversation with Lauren K. Alleyne

Founded by The Academy of American Poets, National Poetry Month is celebrating a major anniversary this year. Every April for the past twenty-five years, poets and lovers of poetry have gathered together in person and online to celebrate all aspects of poetry. This year, Lehigh Libraries has a slate of virtual and in-person events as our celebration of National Poetry Month:

A Conversation with Osagie K. Obasogie on Bioethics, Race, and Health 

Ever wonder if a service or system is down for everyone, or just for you? Wonder no more with LTS Alerts! Library and Technology Services publishes timely information about planned maintenance or system or service disruptions or outages through LTS Alerts.

Need a book? The Lehigh Libraries’ Grab ‘n Go service is up and running! With Grab 'n Go, you can request your book(s) via ASA, and we'll schedule a time for curbside pickup at the LOVE sculpture just outside FML, Monday-Friday, 10:00 a.m. - 2:00 p.m. 

Lehigh students, faculty, and staff can now enjoy full online access to The New York Times, the Wall Street Journal, and the Washington Post, courtesy of the Lehigh Libraries. Full-text of these publications is available via the web sites,, and through mobile apps.

Finding a place to do your best studying is an important part of your Lehigh success. Here you'll find some great places and spaces on campus to crack open a book or laptop, settle in, and get into your study groove during exam weeks and all year long!