Study at the Lehigh Valley Library

Service Updates


Visit our current hours to see when we're here. Please note that this information is subject to change.

Rooms and Spaces

Like the rest of campus, the library is reconfigured with physical distancing and safety in mind. The east wing remains a silent zone for those who would like to concentrate in a quiet environment. The west wing is also available for studying or even participating in Zoom classes (with noise level management guidelines in effect). Please note that other spaces on campus are also available to participate in Zoom classes.

A limited number of desktop computers and laptops are also available in the library. Please bring your own headphones. All library users must practice physical distancing and wear masks at all times. Please note that other desktop computers are also available in campus computer labs.

Due to the nature of COVID-19's transmission and consistent with policies for instructional spaces, eating will be prohibited in the library until further notice. Drinking should be limited to quick drinks and straws are highly encouraged to prevent the need to de-mask.

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 (Scientific - not graphing) 8 24 Hours $2.00/hr to $100 max
Chromebook 17 Semester Loan
(during Remote Learning period)
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 7300 8 Semester Loan
(during Remote Learning period)
Laptop - Dell Latitude E5470 3 Semester Loan
(during Remote Learning period)
Laptop - Dell Latitude E5470 2 7 Days $5.00/day
MacBook Pro A2159 7 Semester Loan
(during Remote Learning period)
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