On 29 January 2000, the Weinberg Memorial
Library joined 22 other PALCI (Pennsylvania
Academic Library Consortium, Inc.) members
in an initiative designed to improve reciprocal
borrowing and resource sharing services among
the leading academic libraries of Pennsylvania.
Through use of the PALCI Virtual Union Catalog
and its direct request system, University
faculty, staff, and students are able to search
and borrow over 31 million books from other
Pennsylvania college and university libraries.
With request services available 24 hours per
day, patrons are able to borrow directly from
participating libraries themselves and have
books delivered to their home libraries in
four to five business days. Instant e-mail
messages alert borrowers when their books
are ready for pickup. The loan period is 30
You may search the PALCI catalog and place
requests directly by pointing your browser
or by clicking on the PALCI link in the Online
Public Catalog box on the Library's
home page. Login with your personal Library
ID number or as Guest and test out the catalog.
For a complete list of participating libraries
and more information about PALCI and the Virtual
Union Catalog, point your browser to http://www.lehigh.edu/~inpalci/abtmenu.htm.