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LINs, PINs, Usernames, and Passwords Explained

The LIN and PIN

Lehigh Identification Number (LIN): This 9-digit Lehigh identification number replaces the use of Social Security number (SSN) for identity purposes. Staff and Faculty use this number to open their computing accounts, to access the Banner Self Service, and to access library services such as PALCI and ILLIAD. This number does not change.


Assistive Technologies and Services from LTS

Lehigh University's Library and Technology Services (LTS) supports assistive technology and student access in numerous ways:

Printing Responsibly at Lehigh

Lehigh recognizes both the importance of printing to its students and the need to reduce unchecked waste. Each August, all Lehigh users - faculty, staff, and students - are given a public site print allowance of 75 points for the year, at no cost to them. Statistics show that this allowance meets the printing needs of most Lehigh students. The printing allowance also helps to make a dramatic difference in reducing paper waste while at the same time contributing to Lehigh's efforts to foster a sustainable campus.

Tips & Resources for Responsible Printing

Tips to Reduce Paper Waste

  • Always use double-sided printing
  • Reduce the margins and font size on your papers/projects
  • Use Print Preview and only print the pages you need
  • Print multiple PowerPoint slides on one page. Under Print Settings, you can change the print layout to "Handouts" and designate the number of slides - up to 9 - you want to appear on each page. PaperCut will only count that one side of the page rather than the number of slides that appear on it. -

Lehigh's Printing Policy

Policy for Printing in the Classroom or at Public Sites

  1. Introduction. LTS purchases, installs, monitors, and supports public site printers and printing software. Paper and toner are provided by LTS for some public sites. The public site and classroom printers are primarily for student and faculty use.
  2. Purpose. This policy:
    1. Promotes the responsible and ethical use of printers, printing software, or printing supplies.

Add Points to your PaperCut Balance

Each school year, Lehigh offers a generous allowance of free printing which satisfies the printing needs of over 90% of all users. However, we realize that this free allowance may not be sufficient for every user. Although we are not able to grant additional free printing beyond the standard allowance, users are able to add more printing points to their balance at any time.

To add points to your PaperCut account, simply go to the Circulation Desk of either library (EWFM or LInderman) and speak to a staff member. You can pay using either your GoldPlus or Bursar account.

Firefox Themes and Extensions

A theme is a type of Firefox add-on which changes the visual appearance of Firefox. This document describes how to find, install and manage themes in Firefox.

Firefox Download Manager

The Download Manager is a feature of Firefox that allows you to track and manage your past and current file downloads. It is a convenient way to escape the clutter of multiple downloading windows while still preserving access to download statistics, such as the file name, file size, time remaining before the download is complete, where the file was downloaded from, and the time or date of the download.