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The guidance on this page is designed to provide the Lehigh community with information about the reopening of Library and Technology Services' (LTS) facilities and resuming student, faculty, and client services for Fall 2021, in accordance with guidelines set forth by Lehigh University.

For general university information, see https://coronavirus.lehigh.edu.

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    Library and Technology Services Reopening Guide

    CURRENT STATUS (as of August 2, 2021)

    Beginning August 2, 2021

    Effective Monday, August 2, 2021, Lehigh’s masking policy requires both vaccinated and unvaccinated people to wear masks when indoors in public spaces. This includes both the Fairchild-Martindale and Linderman libraries, and the Computing Center. Masks are not required outdoors, but everyone should keep a mask readily available. For more information, please visit the Lehigh Coronavirus (COVID-19) Information Center.

    Beginning August 23 (view library calendar):

    • The Computing Center is open 24 hours, 7 days a week. Lehigh ID tap entry is required at all times.
    • The Fairchild-Martindale Library is open:
      • Monday-Thursday from 7:45 a.m. to 2:00 a.m.
      • Friday, 7:45 a.m. to 12:00 a.m.
      • Saturday, 9:00 a.m. to 12:00 a.m. 
      • Sunday, 9:00 a.m. to 2:00 a.m. 
        Lehigh ID tap entry is required after 6:00 p.m.
    • Linderman Library is open:
      • Monday-Thursday from 7:45 a.m. to 2:00 a.m.
      • Fridays 7:45 a.m. to 10:00 p.m.
      • Saturday, 9:00 a.m. to 10:00 p.m.
      • Sunday, 9:00 a.m. - 2:00 a.m.
        Lehigh ID tap entry is required after 6:00 p.m.
    • The Grind @ FML reopens with normal hours of operation. Lucy's Cafe at Linderman Library will remain closed until further notice. See all Lehigh Dining hours (subject to change).

    Please check the Library Hours Calendar for facilities hours of operation, and the LTS Help Desk Calendar for support hours (including remote support).

    Access to our facilities

    • Main entrances to Fairchild-Martindale and Linderman libraries will remain unlocked during regular business hours (Monday - Friday, 8:00 a.m. - 6:00 p.m.).
    • Entrances to the Center for Innovation in Teaching and Learning, the EWFM breezeway (near The Grind), and the Digital Media Studio will require Lehigh ID tap at all times.

    Essential services

    • The LTS Knowledge Base is available 24/7
    • We continue to offer curbside library material pick-up during normal business hours. You can arrange for pick-up via the “Request this” link on items found in your ASA Library Catalog search.
    • Lehigh’s librarians are available to provide support for library resources, synchronous virtual library instruction, interactive tutorials, course-customized pre-recorded videos and library guides, as well as in-person library instruction by using this form or by directly emailing a dedicated subject librarian.
    • Digital Media Studio equipment such as camcorders, tripods, headsets/microphones, and document cameras are available for pick up and drop off. Mac stations are available for class and lab use. Equipment reservations suggested via inmediad@lehigh.edu. Please see Digital Media Studio hours and reservations.
    • Electronic course reserves can be requested on the Libraries’ Electronic Reserve Request Form.
    • Special Collections digitization and scanning to support instruction and usage of primary resources in classes are available by request. Please send requests to Special Collections at inspc@lehigh.edu.
    Expectations for the Safe Use of LTS Facilities

    Effective Monday, August 2, 2021, Lehigh’s masking policy requires both vaccinated and unvaccinated people to wear masks when indoors in public spaces. This includes both the Fairchild-Martindale and Linderman libraries, and the Computing Center.

    Please wear your mask properly at all times

    • Quick sips are okay but you must put your mask back into place immediately.
    • Eating is permitted only in The Grind cafe.

    Masks are not required outdoors, but everyone should keep a mask readily available. For more information, please visit the Lehigh Coronavirus (COVID-19) Information Center.