The Library recognizes and strives to meet its obligations to users with disabilities as part of its mission "to provide comprehensive resources and services in support of the research, teaching, and learning needs of the University community."
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 near the microform equipment in the 3rd Floor Reading Room of Regenstein Library. Both rooms are equipped with a computer and scanner, a Kurzweil 3000 ,and a Freedom Scientific (MAGic, Openbook, JAWS). Headphones are required for audio.
The library has 3 enhanced vision readers. They are located near the microform equipment in the 3rd Floor Reading Room of the Regenstein Library, on the 1st 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, Regenstein Reference Services
The Joseph Regenstein Library