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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, in accordance with guidelines set forth by Lehigh University.

For general university information, see

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    Library and Technology Services Reopening Guide

    CURRENT STATUS (as of March 1, 2022)

    As noted in the recent announcement from the Covid Response Team, effective March 1, 2022 and continuing unless conditions change, masks will be OPTIONAL indoors and outdoors on Lehigh campuses, including in the Libraries and Computing Center.

    Masks may be required in location- or event-specific contexts or where people who are at high risk for complications due to COVID are located:

    • Events, meetings and registrar-scheduled classes held in LTS facilities may be areas where masking is required.
    • Faculty members, instructors, teaching assistants, event hosts and organizers have the discretion to require masks to be worn (whether the event, meeting, or class is held in a classroom, lab, studio, or gym), especially when indoors and including situations where individuals outside of Lehigh are in attendance. 

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

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    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.). Lehigh ID tap entry is required after 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 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