Lehigh Libraries welcomes visitors to use library facilities and collections for research and scholarly work. Non-Lehigh visitors may enter libraries from 8am - 9pm, Monday - Friday. A Lehigh ID is required for entrance to libraries after 9pm. 

Linderman Library houses the humanities collection and Special Collections. Fairchild-Martindale Library hosts collections in science, engineering, mathematics, and the social sciences, including business and education and is home for a Federal Depository of Government Documents.

Acceptable Use of Lehigh Libraries

Lehigh Libraries expect all visitors to follow the general guidelines of respectful and quiet use of the facilities. Lehigh Libraries primarily serve faculty, staff, students and members of LVAIC institutions. Visitors may be asked to move to a different area of the building to accommodate Lehigh faculty, staff and students. Visitors are allowed to use library collections and resources on site, and the libraries will issue a fee-based library card to borrow books.
Lehigh Libraries will not allow disruptive behavior including:

  • conducting or operating a personal business from the libraries
  • sleeping in library spaces for long periods of time
  • using cellphones in quiet study spaces
  • listening to audio or video in quiet spaces without headphones
  • posting fliers, posters, or advertisements in violation of LTS policy.

Other Services

Visitors may join the Friends of Lehigh University Libraries at the contributing level of $75.00 per year. This membership includes a borrowers card for one year and allows borrowing privileges for library books.

Lehigh offers a guest-wireless SSID for visitors with laptops and mobile devices. This network does not provide access to secured campus network resources such as the library commercial databases. 

Visitors may use the library kiosks available in each library near the public service desks. The kiosks provide access to ASA, Lehigh's Library Catalog, and other library resources such as research databases and journals. The kiosks also allow the visitor to view full text electronic resources found in ASA or found on the library web page. Both libraries provide self-service scan and fax (domestic) services.

The Libraries does not offer public access printers. To capture print materials electronically, we offer book-edge self-service scanners.

Please note that permission is required for photography or filming in the Libraries.

Further questions can be directed to the Library and Technology Services Help Desk at helpdesk@lehigh.edu or 610-758-HELP (4357).