Study at the Lehigh Valley Library

Rooms and Spaces

Welcome to the Lehigh Valley Library!

Our attractive space offers some of the best study spots on campus--a place to both connect with other learners and disconnect from outside distractions--through both quiet group work areas and silent study spaces.

If you need a low-distraction environment to concentrate, try the silent zone in the Library's east wing. If you need a space for quiet group work, try the Library's west wing. To help manage noise levels in the Library, please bring your own headphones. Eating is not allowed in the Library; if you're looking for a good spot to eat, check out the new campus dining commons instead.

Textbooks and Other Course Reserves Items

Our course reserves service provides students with access through the library to many textbooks, articles, films, and more that are assigned in classes.

General Information For Students

Our physical course reserves items are available to borrow for short periods of time. These items are located in the library; ask at the help desk near the library entrance.

Our electronic course reserves (also called e-reserves) include electronic journal articles, e-books, scanned selections from books, and more. These are available through the Libraries’ e-reserves system and also through your courses in Canvas.

Need help locating reserves items for your classes? Contact us at UL-LEHIGH-VAL@LISTS.PSU.EDU or 610-285-5027.

General Information For Instructors

Making course materials available through the library’s course reserves service helps reduce students’ financial burdens and barriers. Instructors may put material on reserve, both physically in the library and electronically through through the Libraries’ e-reserves system. Course reserves items can include library-owned and library-licensed materials, as well as instructors' personal copies. For more information about course reserves at Penn State Lehigh Valley, please contact us at UL-LEHIGH-VAL@LISTS.PSU.EDU or 610-285-5027. The course reserves section on the University Libraries homepage also provides useful information, including copyright restrictions and linking reserves to Canvas.

Scan and Print

A Scannx scanner with touch screen interface and ability to send files to USB, email, or Google Drive is available in the library.

All current students, faculty and staff can print to the network printer located in the west wing of the library. This printer makes single and double-sided, black-and-white prints. (A color printer is available in room 220). Students receive 110 sheets free each semester. Additional sheets may be purchased.

Equipment to Borrow

Lehigh Valley Library Available Equipment
Item Number Loan Period Late Fees
Calculator (Financial) 4 24 Hours $2.00/hr to $100 max
Calculator (Graphing) 2 24 Hours $2.00/hr to $100 max
Calculator (Scientific) 8 24 Hours $2.00/hr to $100 max
DVD Player (Blu-ray) 1 7 Days $5.00/day
Flash Drive 4GB 5 24 Hours $2.00/hr to $100 max
Laptop - Dell Latitude 3410 15 7 Days $5.00/day
Laptop - Dell Latitude 7300 8 6 Hours $5.00/day
MacBook Pro A2159 7 6 Hours $2.00/hr to $100 max
Portable Charger - 10,000 mAh
- with Apple and Android cable
4 24 Hours $2.00/hr to $100 max
Portable Charger - 20,000 mAh
- with Apple and Android cable
4 24 Hours $2.00/hr to $100 max
Webcam - Adesso CyperTrack H3
- 720P with built-in microphone
3 4 Hours $2.00/hr to $100 max