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The Friends of the Lehigh University Libraries invite you to join an afternoon of poetry with Julie Phillips Brown on Wednesday, April 27, 2022 from 4:30 p.m. to 6:00 p.m. via Zoom.

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!

We are excited to invite the campus community to CITL’s Symposium on Teaching and Learning at Lehigh.

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 Thursday, March 24, 2022 from 4:30 p.m. to 6:00 p.m. via Zoom for Irony and Outrage: The Polarized Landscape of Rage, Fear, and Laughter in the U.S., presented by Dr. Dannagal G. Young, Professor of Communication and Political Science at the University of Delaware.

Save the Date! The 2022 Symposium on Teaching and Learning will be held on Wednesday, April 6 and Thursday, April 7.

LTS is pleased to announce the creation of the following mask-optional spaces in the Libraries and Computing Center, starting Thursday, February 17:

New Spring Show on Interesting and Unusual Dictionaries Opening Soon at Linderman Library

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.

You may have only met him under the worst of circumstances. Your computer made a sickening clicking noise on startup, wouldn’t boot at all, or you just spilled your half-caf, double tall latte all over the keyboard.

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!

The Friends of the Lehigh University Libraries invite you to join us on Thursday, November 18, 2021 from 4:30 p.m. to 6:00 p.m. via Zoom for Infodemic: The Pandemic of Misinformation, presented by Dr. Mariana De Maio, Lehigh assistant professor in the Department of Journalism and Communication.

On Thursday, September 30, 2021, the Friends of the Lehigh University Libraries hosted its 10th annual Harvest of Ideas reception in the Linderman Library Rotunda for faculty who published or edited a book or composition during the previous year. Judy Parr, president of the Friends of the Lehigh University Libraries, and Greg Reihman, vice provost for library and technology services, presided over the celebration.

Ilhan Citak, Archives and Special Collections Librarian, won the 2021 Vedat Türkali Poetry Award for Dil Tutulmasi (Tongue Eclipse). The jury’s statement included that “Ilhan pushed the form and language boundaries of his poetry and initiated the search for new narratives and expressions, and gave new breath and voice to Turkish poetry.”

Over 300 first-year Lehigh students -- some only hours after moving in -- hit the ground running at Linderman Library’s Bayer Galleria on Friday, August 20 for a hands-on introduction to select Special Collections material drawn from Lehigh history, literature, science and technology, and travel and exploration as part of the 5x10 program, “What’s So Special About Special Collections?”Arranged as a mini-exhibit, items on display included manuscripts, monographs, fanzine publications, drawings, and books chosen from over 60,000 items in the collection. Lehigh librarians and Special Collections staff explained the historical significance of artifacts spanning several millennia and their value to researchers and scholars around the world. While items that reflect the rich history of Lehigh University are a focus of both the collection and the event, students also got hands on with a 43-pound stiffening truss taken from the Brooklyn Bridge, a medieval choir manuscript, colonial Pennsylvania maps, and Sumerian cuneiform clay tablets.See what they saw! View more of the collection in the 5x10 Photo Album.

Beginning July 19, 2021, to dial an outside phone line from campus phones, users must dial 7 in front of the phone number instead of 9. This change is being made to prevent accidental misdials of 911. Read below for further instructions and note that the directions for reaching 911 remain the same and you do not need to dial 7 first.

The Advisory Council for Information Services (ACIS) is releasing a revised Acceptable Use of Computer Systems and Facilities policy for campus review. (Current version available here).

From Imaginary to Reality: A Conversation with writer, bibliographer, anthologist, librarian, and collector Alberto Manguel

The Lehigh University Information Security Team wants you to be aware of possible job scams this summer. There are several warning signs that indicate an email message is likely a job scam.

On April 27, Lehigh holds its 4th annual Giving Day, inviting every member of the Lehigh community to make a gift in support of our students, colleges, and everything that makes South Mountain great.

The Advisory Council for Information Services (ACIS) is releasing a new information technology and services policy for campus review.

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.

Join us for The Poets for Justice Poetry Slam, one of several events organized by the Lehigh Libraries in celebration of National Poetry Month.

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

LTS is pleased to introduce Dropbox at Lehigh, free for all faculty, students, and staff. Dropbox is a cloud-based file storage system that enables easy collaboration, file syncing, and sharing on any device. With a Lehigh Dropbox account you can:

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 

Want to reserve a private study space in FML? With 25Live Express Scheduling you can reserve one of 11 study rooms spanning the 5th and 6th floors (south) in Fairchild-Martindale Library.

Software vendors regularly identify and repair software security vulnerabilities by releasing patches and updates. Over time, vendors cease supporting certain software packages and stop releasing patches and updates. Computers with unpatched software are vulnerable to security compromise.

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.

Library and Technology Services is pleased to introduce eduroam (education roaming), a free and secure global roaming access service for the international research and education community.

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!

Passed in February 2018, federal law H.R. 582 placed new requirements on multi-line telephone systems (MLTSs) that are commonplace in hotels, office buildings, and university campuses. The bill requires MLTSs to allow users to directly dial 911 without additional digits or prefixes, such as “9” in order to reach an outside line.

The Advisory Council for Information Services (ACIS) has approved the proposed Desktop and Laptop Encryption Policy at their December 2015 meeting.