In consultation with Emory’s Office of Disability Services, resources are provided to students with visual impairments, mobility impairments and/or chronic medical conditions that prevent them from fully accessing the University's libraries.
Eligibility for this accommodation will be based on appropriate documentation submitted to the Office of Disability. For this accommodation you must notify ODS within three (3) days of services needed.
Accommodations available include but are not limited to the following resources:
Book & Journal Retrieval
The staff at the Library Service Desk on level 2 will retrieve books and journals from the library stacks. We recommend contacting the Library Service Desk in advance so that a staff member can be waiting for your arrival. The Library Service Desk staff can also have the materials waiting for you if you contact them ahead of time.
A Table-top Video Magnifier (CCTV) is available on level 1, near the Government Documents area and behind the restrooms. This device enlarges pages of documents for easy viewing. Please contact the Reference Desk if you need assistance with this machine.
Computer workstations in the Learning Commons area are wheelchair accessible. Users may slow the action of both the mouse and keyboard at any Learning Commons workstation. Ask for assistance at the Library Service Desk on level 2.
The Learning Commons staff on level 1 are available for microforms assistance. Staff can retrieve microforms and assist with the microform reading machines.
Library Service Desk staff on level 2 are available to assist with photocopying/scanning needs.
One printer on level 2 in the Learning Commons area is at an accessible height for those in wheelchairs. The printer is located at the far end of level 2, between the winding staircase and the stacks elevator lobby. All computers in the Learning Commons are connected to this printer. For assistance with printing contact the Library Service Desk.
Persons with disabilities are eligible to register proxies with the library. A proxy acts on another person's behalf regarding borrowing library materials
We encourage anyone with special needs to contact the Emory Office of Disability Services. We work directly with this office to determine eligibility of special services and to acquire new resources for the library.