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Expectations of an academic library have changed dramatically.

Active learning areas, flexible spaces, labs for digital scholarship, data visualization and virtual reality labs, innovative classrooms, and more online materials are becoming the norm. We have done so much to meet these needs, but we have a long way to go.

Built in 1960 and expanded in 1980, the Fairchild-Martindale Library and Computing Center (FML) is now in line for a transformation to equip it for teaching, learning, and research in a digital world. The library is far more than a study hangout. It is an environment that fosters research, generates ideas, and creates scholarship. It enables faculty to experiment in their curriculum and teaching. It’s where discovery, exploration, creativity, and innovation take root and flourish. 

The lower level of the Computing Center will be reimagined as a campus technology hub where students and faculty collaborate, experiment, and solve problems in a tech-rich environment, featuring developer and creator spaces, and visualization and virtual reality labs.

With you, we can make change. Your gift will directly transform the library in a way that impacts all facets of a Lehigh education.

To provide your immediate support to GO: The Campaign for Lehigh, please click the Make a Gift button. For more information on how your gift can have a greater impact, please contact Bill Bole, associate vice president for development, at

What will a donation to LTS-Fairchild-Martindale Transformation make possible?

Computer Equipment for Student Sites $500 - $1,000
Collaborative Work Areas with Whiteboards $1,000 - $5,000
Huddle Rooms and Quiet Study Nooks $5,000 - $10,000
Creative Expression Spaces $10,000 - $15,000
Computing, Research, and Visualization Lab Equipment $15,000 -  $50,000
Collaborative Active Learning and Study Spaces $50,000 - $100,000 / room

For naming opportunities, contact Bill Bole at
If you would like to direct your gift to a specific area, please indicate it in the Comments box.