Lehigh University is pleased to offer alumni a variety of library services.
Through Special Collections, alumni also have access to a wealth of Lehigh history. Special Collections offers such services as assistance with Lehigh history, yearbooks, and holdings of rare books and manuscripts. Some of these services can be provided via phone, e-mail, or through their electronic offerings.
Some of the special projects available online through Lehigh University's Digital Library include Digital Bridges, History on Trial, The Vault at Pfaff's, and Lehigh Valley Geology.
By giving at least $50 you can qualify for a library borrowing card by joining Friends of the Library. This group helps support Lehigh's Libraries in many ways. Friends may borrow books from the general collection for a period of 28 days.
Any visitor to Lehigh may use many of the library services. Visitors can browse the collection, do research, access some online resources, and make photocopies. Visitors can stop by the Help Desk for general assistance, such as information about services available, answers to general questions about the facilities and collections, and assistance in locating specific items. It is recommended visitors contact the Help Desk (610-758-4357) first to insure the services or library items are available.
And don't forget to check out and support your local libraries! Most libraries allow access to their collections and also provide interlibrary loan services to allow you to borrow material they may not have themselves. Many states also offer access to online full-text journal and magazine articles through statewide library programs. Stop in your local public library to learn more about what is available to you. Check out LIBWEB to find your local library on the web.
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