Lehigh University is a private educational and research institution, and the LTS services are intended primarily for the use of faculty, staff, and students of Lehigh. Researchers, government information users, and library visitors not affiliated with the University may use some of our resources and services. Generally, the Lehigh University computing facilities and resources are not available to visitors. Potential visitors to the Lehigh Libraries should also consider state-assisted libraries, such as public libraries and libraries of public academic institutions. These institutions may offer a broader range of services to local residents or visitors. For information about other libraries in the region, consult Lehigh's Regional Libraries page. Some guidelines for visitors are outlined below
Visitors may use:
Visitors may only use computers designated for library research. These are located in government documents; in the Fairchild Martindale Library Help Desk area; and in the Linderman Library Help Desk area. Lehigh credentials are NOT necessary to access these kiosks. Please be aware that there is no open internet access available on these computers.
Wireless access for guests is available by using the "guest" network, available in select areas of campus including the Lehigh libraries.
Visitors may use help desk services. The help desk can provide information about services available to visitors, answer general questions about the facilities and collections, and can assist in locating specific items. Visitors may request specialized assistance with federal documents research. Visitors are encouraged to call before visiting campus to make sure that Lehigh's collections can meet their needs (610-758-4357). General research assistance for the government documents collections is available when the help desk is staffed.
Members of the Lehigh community (Lehigh University Faculty, Staff, and Students) use their Lehigh identification card to check out items that circulate (note that some materials, such as reference books and journals, may not be checked out by anyone--they may only be used in the Library). Visitors may have or may be able to obtain borrowing privileges, as follows:
Please be aware that borrowing privileges for visitors does not include ILL (interlibrary loan) or document delivery services, and does not permit the use of general Lehigh computing facilities. ILL services must be obtained through your home institution or local public library. Available computing resources are limited to library kiosks (for catalog and database searching only).
Special Collections serves as the repository for the University's collections of rare books and manuscripts, and for holdings relating to its own history. Access to the Special Collections material is through the Bayer Galleria, on the third floor of the Linderman Library. Reading room hours are 1 p.m.to 5 p.m., Monday through Friday, except for University holidays. Researchers coming from a distance may make arrangements for longer access times. All persons, whether members of the University community or not, with a legitimate need to use materials in the collection, are welcome. Special Collections can be reached by email at firstname.lastname@example.org or by phone at (610)758-5185.
Monopolizing services or spaces, unauthorized use of restricted services or spaces, damage to the collections or facilities, vandalism, or other activities that compromise LTS services will result in curtailment of privileges.
LTS facilities are located in the Linderman Library and the Fairchild Martindale Library and Computing Center. Directions to the Lehigh campus are provided through Lehigh's home page.
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