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The Libraries’ goal is to provide access for all of our users, including those with permanent or temporary disabilities. For specific requests, contact Lauren Kehoe at, or by phone at 212-998-2509.

Bobst Library is Physically Accessible

There are no steps leading to the building’s entrance. Lower Levels 1 and 2 (LL1 & LL2) are accessible via two elevators on the east side of the building.

Wheelchair-Accessible (ADA Compliant) Restrooms

Wheelchair accessible restrooms are located on Lower Levels 1 & 2 (LL1, LL2) and on the 5th floor.

Adaptive Technology

The following hardware and software are available in Bobst Library:

  • Kurzweil 1000: reads books and other print materials aloud

  • CCTV: closed circuit enlargement of print materials

  • JAWS: allows users to listen to the contents of the computer’s screen

  • ZoomText: magnification and screen reading

  • Dragon Naturally Speaking: allows users to dictate, rather than type

Regular, on-going users of the Adaptive Computing rooms should be registered with the University’s Moses Center for Students with Disabilities.

Help Retrieving Books and Other Materials

If you need assistance retrieving books and materials from Bobst Library, contact Lauren Kehoe at, or by phone at 212-998-2509 in advance of your library visit.