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FAQ Library Resources during COVID-19

Borrowing 

Borrowing privileges at the Lehigh Libraries are extended to current Lehigh faculty, staff and students; students and faculty at LVAIC institutions; faculty from participating OCLC and PALCI academic research libraries;  Friends of the Lehigh University Libraries at a contributing membership level of $75.00 annually.  For more information about borrowing books from the libraries call Lending Services at 610-758-4992.

Loan Periods

Loan periods vary according to borrower status and material type. Reserve items, media and laptops are loaned for periods ranging from four hours to seven days. Leisure items circulate for 50 days with one renewal. Reference materials and unbound journals must be used in the library.

Loan periods for books are listed below. Books are subject to recall after thirty days if a member of the Lehigh community makes a request.

  • Faculty, Staff: One year
  • Grad Students: One semester
  • Undergrads, Other (Friends, LVAIC, etc.):  50 Days

Paging and Recall Requests

A Paging service for books that are available on the library shelf may be initiated by Lehigh researchers from the online catalog: https://asa.lib.lehigh.edu/.  To place a Page request, select "Request This" from the item record page in the online catalog. Page requests will be held for pickup at the Circulation Desk of the book's home library location for 10 days.  Office Delivery service via Campus Mail to a campus address is available for Faculty/Staff and Graduate Students.

A book that is checked out for more than 7 days may be recalled by selecting "Recall This" from the item record; however, we strongly recommend using Lehigh Libraries' Interlibrary Loan Service before requesting checked out items as fulfillment times are usually faster.

For questions or concerns please contact Lending Services at 758-4992 or inlend@lehigh.edu.