Library Materials Center
To request material currently located in the LMC or other remote storage facilties click here. (Restricted by Lehigh username/password)

LVAIC users: place requests via PALCI.

Other users: request via local library's ILL department.

Library Materials Center

Hours: Monday - Friday, 8am - 4pm
Phone: (610) 758-4694
FAX: (610) 758-3044
E-mail: email

Address: 118 ATLSS Dr , Building J (upper level)
Bethlehem, PA 18015

Directions: Follow directions to Mountaintop campus. After passing the guard building at the entrance, at the next "Y" bear left. At the first stop sign take a right and procede to the parking lot. The entrance to the Library Materials Center is in the far left corner of the lot. See Mountaintop Campus map

On-site Staff:
Diana Toolan (610) 758-4694 Email
Jody Hijazi (610) 758-3524 Email
Site Administrator: Gail Kriebel, Team Leader Lending Services, (610) 758-3028 Email
Curator: Philip A. Metzger, Curator of Special Collections, (610) 758-5185 Email

The Library Materials Center is a climate controlled storage facility for lesser-used, fragile and rare materials owned by Lehigh Libraries. You can identify materials housed at the LMC by their location code in ASA. All materials housed at the LMC have a location code in ASA that either begins with LMC or Library Materials Center. All materials in the LMC have been carefully selected by the Libraries' bibliographers and include the following categories of materials:

  • Closed, infrequently requested journal runs
  • Older journals now available online
  • Infrequently used monographs and monographic sets
  • Some government documents, including the serial set
  • Older Law Reporters, Digests and Statutes available online
  • Fragile older materials that require special care and handling
  • Some Special Collections materials, including for the duration of the Linderman Library renovation project all Lehigh theses and dissertations and archival copies of the "Brown and White"
  • The entire monographic collection in the 700 and 800 Dewey ranges will be housed at the LMC for the duration of the Linderman renovation project

Accessing LMC Materials

Many of the materials housed at the LMC can be delivered to the Fairchild Library for next day use. To request material currently located in the LMC, simply click here

All Linderman monographs and many older monographs stored at the LMC can be borrowed according to regular library circulation policies for circulating books. Some older, fragile LMC material may be restricted in its use. You will be notified if there are usage restrictions on the material you have requested. Some items may be need to be used in the library or at the Mountaintop facility. Requests for such material will be reviewed on a case by case basis.

The Library Materials Center is open to the public. If you would prefer to visit the LMC to browse and select materials, the facility hours are Monday - Friday 8am to 4pm. There is no need to make an appointment. If you are driving, follow the directions above. The facilty is also accessible via the Mountaintop bus. Take the bus to the IMBT Laboratory and walk behind the lab across to the Bulding J parking lot.

Linderman Renovation

With the closing of Linderman Library for extensive renovation, all monographs within the 700 and 800 ranges will be available at the Library Material Center. This material may be browsed on our premises or may be sent to the Fairchild Martindale Library for pick up.

To request material currently located in the LMC, simply click here .