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Disability Services

Who can request services?

Students, faculty and other library users with special needs should address requests for accommodations to the Library's Coordinator of Services for People with Disabilities:

Tom McNulty
Phone: 998-2519
Fax: 995-4583
TTY (Leave Message): 998-4980
e-mail:

Is Bobst physically accessible?

All levels of Bobst (except the mezzanine) are accessible by public elevator. The mezzanine is accessible by a staff elevator located behind the circulation desk. In addition:

  • LL1 & LL2 (formerly A & B Levels) are accessible via two elevators closest to the Circulation Desk
  • Wheelchair accessible telephones -- LL1, North
  • Wheelchair accessible restrooms -- LL1, LL2 (multi-seat) and 5th floor, northwest wing (single seat)
  • Wheelchair accessible Internet computers -- LL1, LL2, 1st, 6th, 9th floor reference centers

What technology does the Library offer?

The Library offers a number of adaptive technologies, first-time users must contact the Library's Coordinator of Services for People with Disabilities (see above). Programs and technologies include:

  • Kurzweil 100 -- reads books and other print materials aloud
  • CCTV -- closed circuit enlargement print materials
  • JAWS -- a program that allows users to listen to the contents of the computer's screen
  • InLarge -- magnification software for Macintosh
  • ZoomText -- large print computer
  • Dragon Naturally Speaking -- program that allows users to dictate, rather than type.

Are there services for people with hearing impairments?

  • A portable TTY is kept in the Security Office, at the entrance to the Library
  • Closed Caption monitors for viewing video materials in Avery Fisher Center, 2nd floor
  • Students who need ASL assistance should contact the Henry and Lucy Moses Center for Students with Disabilities

What if I need personal assistance?

Need help...

  • using indexes?
  • photocopying reserve readings?
  • getting started with a research project?

If you do, the Library can provide assistance. For information, please contact the Library's Coordinator of Services for People with Disabilities

Anything you don't see here?

If there is anything that we can do to make your use of the Library more effective, don't hesitate to ask! Any information you provide is very strictly confidential. For all questions or concerns, please contact the Library's Coordinator of Services for People with Disabilities .

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