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Lehigh University Libraries - Library Guides

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More information on library services, including contact information and social media.

How do I enter the library?

Example of a Lehigh ID 

Students who are partially or fully on campus will have access to the libraries using their Lehigh ID card. Since the campus is operating on swipe-access in light of Covid-19, it is important you keep your Lehigh ID on you at all times. If you have questions about your ID or need a replacement, you will need to contact the IDEAL office. 

protective personal equipment

Everyone on campus in a public or shared space is expected to wear a face mask and practice social distancing--including the library. Disposable face masks are available at the front desk if you forget a mask. Frequent hand-washing for 20 seconds is encouraged and hand sanitizer stations are available through the library. 


How do I get a book? What if I'm not allowed to enter the library?   

Lehigh users can place book requests using the ASA library catalog. The requests can be picked up at either Fairchild-Martindale or Linderman Libraries. The other option for both off and on campus students is to request curb side delivery during library business hours. Books are delivered to the LOVE sculpture right outside the Fairchild-Martindale Library. Directions to the LOVE statue are available here.  If you have any questions on requesting materials or pick up of materials, please email or call 610-758-4992.                         

What if the library does not own what I am looking for?

Interlibrary loan (ILL) is available to the Lehigh community. ILL staff will try to borrow books from other libraries if what you need is not currently in the Lehigh Libraries collection. Lehigh users can also submit requests for book chapters, journal articles, reports, and conference papers. Many libraries are still in a re-opening phase due to Covid-19. ILL staff will make every effort to get your material as quickly as possible, but turn around times may take a little longer. 

If you have questions about ILL, please email us at or call us at 610-758-4992.

Material can be requested through ILLiad and a tutorial to register for ILLiad is available here

PALCI ILL services are still temporarily unavailable as of 8/22/20. We hope services will be able to resume with our partner libraries sometime in September. 

How do I find Linderman and Fairchild-Martindale library hours?

image of a clock A summary of library hours are available here. To view the Google Calendar library hours, click here

How do I get to Linderman or Fairchild Libraries?

image of a map Directions for both Linderman and Fairchild-Martindale Libraries can be found here

How do I find updates about Covid-19 information on campus?

image of typewriter with hashtag covid19Latest updates, Covid-19 FAQ's, health & safety, Lehigh community conversations, and transportation & travel can be found here

How do I complete the Covid-19 self assessment?


Everyone must complete the Covid-19 self assessment before coming to campus. This tool is not meant to take the place of consultation with your healthcare provider or to diagnose or treat conditions if you are feeling ill. The assessment only takes a couple minutes to complete and is completed through the Lehigh University Hawk Watch. Instructions for downloading the app/web-based version can be found here

How do I find information about the Health and Wellness Center?

 The Health & Wellness Center page includes FAQ's, staff contact information, list of services, and the Patient Portal here