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Zahnow Library Accessibility & Accommodations

The purpose of this subject guide is to familiarize Zahnow Library users with the available library accessibility resources & accommodations.

Accessibility Statement

white line figure of a person seated over the axis of a wheel, blue backgroundThe Zahnow Library is committed to providing materials, services, and timely access library to all patrons. The library aims to acquire resources and technologies that are accessible to all and compliant with the Americans with Disabilities Act.

If you need accommodations, please inform the library staff at the Circulation Desk in person, via email: or phone 989.964.4240.


Retrieval of Library Materials

Any patron who needs assistance retrieving library materials may contact the library staff at Circulation Desk on the first floor in person, via email or phone 989.964.4240.

Research Assistance

Research librarians are available to assist patrons with accessibility needs. Contact librarians via chat, email or text 989.292.3902. Patrons with extended research needs should fill out a Research Consultation Request.


The Research and Instruction Librarian, in conjunction with the faculty and the Office of Accessibility Resources & Accommodations, will arrange for library instruction material to be modified as needed for disabled students.


Individual Study Rooms are available on a first come basis on second floor and can be used for quiet study and test taking.


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Facilities & Equipment

The library and collections are wheelchair accessible. Other accommodations include:

  • Amigo power scooters (2) provided by the Office of Accessibility Resources and Accommodations (ARA) and available for daily check-out at the Circulation Desk on a first come - first served basis.
  • Study desks with raised writing surfaces for wheelchair access on 3rd and 4th floors, ask the Circulation Desk for specific locations.
  • Telephones on the 3rd, & 4th floors, located by the stairwell, to facilitate patron requests.
  • Braille signage in elevators and throughout the library.
  • Powered bathroom doors on the 1st  and 4th floors (4th floor women's only).
  • Accessible bathroom stalls on all floors.
  • Powered doors are at all major entrances.