Library Accessibility Services
Retrieval of Library Materials
An "on demand service" is available to patrons who need special assistance retrieving library materials. Patrons may stop by the Circulation Services desk on the 2nd floor and ask to have up to five books pulled from the library's general collection materials. The material will be pulled at that time. Questions about the library's "on demand service" can be referred to the Circulation Services desk at 683-4154 or firstname.lastname@example.org.
Reference staff at the Learning Commons Help Desk are available to assist users with accessibility issues. Users with extended research needs should either contact a Reference Librarian in their subject area, use the Research Consultation Request form, or call the Learning Commons Help Desk 683-4178 to make an appointment for assistance.
Some of the library’s databases offer an audio feature for articles and other materials in the database. Factiva, WilsonWeb databases, and Gale's Literature Resource Center and Virtual Reference library provide audio for most of their content. In other databases, the "html" article format will provide an audio option. Locate the audio link usually from the full record in the database.
Library Accessibility Room 1309
Students registered with the campus Office of Educational Accessibility who require a quiet room to concentrate, to study "out loud", or to use adaptive technologies may reserve Room 1309 at the Learning Commons Help Desk.
Group Study rooms on 2nd, 3rd, and 4th floors may be reserved by single users registered with the campus Educational Accessibility Office through the Open Online Room Reservation System for quiet study or test taking.
Computers throughout the Learning Commons provide "Ease of Access" tools through the Accessories menu and include access to Premier Literacy Suite through the ODU Virtual Lab.