Do the libraries subscribe to the New York Times?
Long answer: We do not offer educational subscriptions to nytimes.com. There are multiple ways to access current and historic content from the New York Times. Access options:
- Recent news:
- Print: current print issues are kept in Linderman and Fairchild-Martindale for 3 months
- Historic news:
- ProQuest: 1851-2015. Full text with page PDFs.
- Microfilm: 1857-2008 housed in Linderman
Are you being prompted to purchase an article that should be accessible, or with a login that does not accept your credentials?
- If you're connected to Lehigh remotely, make sure you are connected to the VPN using the “Library Resources” option – not the default which is "General Access."
- If you're not using the VPN, and you are off campus, download and install the Cisco Anyconnect VPN using the LTS VPN instructions. Make sure to select the 'Library Resources' option from the dropdown menu.
- If you are on campus, try accessing the article through Asa. Links there will send you through our EZproxy instance, which should ensure you get access to everything Lehigh owns or subscribes to.
How do I set up library instruction for a class or group of students?
You can find details about setting up a library session and the request form on this page of the Library Website.
You can also contact your subject librarian directly.
How do I put an item on reserve?
- To place a print item on reserve use the Print Reserve Request form. If you need assistance, please contact Marge Misinco by phone 610-758-3029 or email firstname.lastname@example.org. You can also contact Ricky Houck at 610-758-4924 or email email@example.com.
- To place an electronic item on reserve use the Electronic Reserve Request form. Contact Kathleen Dugan at 610-758-4925 or email firstname.lastname@example.org with any questions.
To learn more about 'reserves' please visit this page on the Library Website.
You can view items currently on reserve in the ASA Library catalog.
How can I access a book in Special Collections?
If you have a valid Lehigh User ID you can use this online form to request an item from Special Collections.
If you do not have a valid Lehigh User ID you can:
- Submit an InterLibrary Loan request with your local or university library.
- To visit in person to examine materials, contact library staff at 610-758-4694 or email email@example.com
*Please be aware that most of the material housed in the Library Materials Center and Special Collections must be used in the library and some fragile material has restricted use.
To learn more about Special Collections at Lehigh please visit this page on the Library Website.
How can I tell if the libraries have an item (article, journal, or book)?
The single most authoritative source for what the Libraries have purchased or subscribed-to is ASA, our online catalog at library.lehigh.edu (see image below for ASA's main page).
Enter the title or title keywords in the search box. In the All Fields dropdown, choose Title and click on Search.
To search for a journal, enter the journal title or keywords from the title in the search box. From the All Fields dropdown, choose Journal Title. Click on Search. In the search results, find the journal title you want and click on the title. This will show you the holdings, or range of years that libraries owns/subscribes to, and the format (electronic, microfilm, print).
To see if we own an article in any format (print, electronic, etc), search for the journal title (above). Check the holdings in the journal record and see if we own or subscribe to the journal for the date/year the article appears in the journal.
What access do I have to library resources as an alumnus or alumnae? Can alumni use library resources?
The alumni mylehigh or online community credentials are separate/distinct from the credentials that are used by current faculty, staff, and students. Lehigh signs licensing agreement(s) with companies like JSTOR, EBSCO, and ProQuest that obligate us to restrict access to resources to current faculty, staff, and students. If you are prevented from using a resources by a login, it is likely one of these restricted resources. You can contact the LTS Help Desk – we can clarify the access policies for the particular resource(s) that you need.
How do I obtain copies of dissertations and/or theses?
Current information about Lehigh access to dissertations/theses can be found in our Libguide on dissertations.
Do the Libraries subscribe to the Financial Times?
Yes, you can find the Financial Times link within the Libraries Database List. You must sign into this resource by using the Subscribe option in the upper-right-hand corner of the screen while on campus or connected to the VPN from off-campus. Then click on the Join Now button to enter your information and preferences.
Where can I find resources related to Lehigh history and its documents and publications?
A good starting point will be the guides on Lehigh history, publications and Asa Packer.