The University of Chicago is a community of students, scholars, researchers, educators, and staff members devoted to the pursuit of knowledge. We seek to create an environment conducive to learning, teaching, conducting research, and working that values the diversity of our community. We are, therefore, sensitive to the academic, personal, and work-related needs of each individual, and we are committed to doing our best to help those with disabilities become full participants in the life of the University. Although we are able to respond to most requests for accommodation, there are natural and legal limitations to what we can do. In light of what is feasible and reasonable under the law, it is the University's goal to assist disabled individuals in being productive and successful in their endeavors. -- The Office of the Vice President and Dean of Students in the University.
The University of Chicago Library consists of five campus libraries, all of which are accessible to users with disabilities.
For information about emergency procedures, see the University's emergency evacuation procedures for persons with disabilities.
Each library building provides restrooms accessible to users with disabilities. For more information about library restrooms, including specific locations of restrooms accessible to users with disabilities and single user / family restrooms, see Restrooms.
The Library's assistive technology workstations are located in Room A01A and Room A01B on the A-Level of Regenstein Library. Both rooms are equipped with a computer and scanner, a Kurzweil 3000 ,and a Freedom Scientific (MAGic, Openbook, JAWS).
The library has 3 enhanced vision readers. They are located in Room A01A on the A-Level of the Regenstein Library, on the first floor of the Crerar Library, and in the 2nd floor Wilson Reading Room of the D'Angelo Law Library.
Assistive listening devices are available from IT Services.
The Library offers paging / bookstacks assistance to users with disabilities. To request assistance, go to the Circulation Desk of the particular library where the item is located.
Library staff will page materials for users and can often retrieve the material immediately. Users who wish to browse collections may also request staff to accompany them to retrieve items from the shelves. Depending on staffing levels and volume of requests, it may not always be possible to fulfill requests immediately, but we will work to do so as quickly as feasible.
If you need help with a research project, or have questions about the University of Chicago Library, our librarians are available to assist you.
For students receiving disability accommodations that include the provision of alternative text, you may use an online form for requests:
If you have additional questions or concerns about the Library's disability accommodations, please contact:
Head, Reference Services
The Joseph Regenstein Library