This page provides information on some of the ways the library tries to facilitate access to resources and services for those with disabilities.
What kind of assistance is available?
Librarians are accommodating and experienced in helping students with disabilities make the best use of information resources at the Library. They will make adjustments for special circumstances, requests, and/or needs. Individual or group instruction is available for students with learning disabilities and/or students with physical disabilities.
Is the building accessible?
The Baron-Forness Library is completely accessible for students with disabilities. Two elevators service the building with tactile indicators on each floor. Appropriate access areas, phones, and rest room facilities are available.
Is the furniture and equipment accessible?
Modifications have been made to tables, study carrels, and workstations to allow for wheelchair access and ease of use. Computers are equipped and configured with the software and hardware necessary for use by students with specific disabilities and/or physical impairments. Oversized monitors and adjustable desks are available in the 1st Floor Reference Area and in the library's computer lab.
What resources are available outside the library?
Many resources are now available via modem access and allow users to search for journal articles, citations, book reviews, and more. Please visit any of our electronic resources' page for a listing of all electronic resources. Many of these resources are accessible via modem access. Text-only versions are also available for many resources.
Phone: (814) 732-2253
Text: (814) 230-2069