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Services for People with Disabilities

The University of Kansas Libraries is committed to providing equitable access to information to all faculty, staff, students, and members of the KU community. In compliance with the Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA), and in collaboration with the appropriate University resource centers, library staff will make good faith efforts to accommodate reasonable requests for assistance in obtaining, accessing, and making use of library resources, materials, and services.

Community Access Workstations

The University of Kansas Libraries provides community access workstations with software installed to provide assistance to users with disabilities in the Anschutz, Spahr Engineering and Watson libraries on the Lawrence campus and in the Regents Center Library on the Edwards campus. Please refer to our page on adaptive technology for a complete listing of software applications currently available. Access to adaptive technology workstations requires an active KU Online ID.

Electronic Materials Assistance

Workstation Accessibility

All library locations have one or more workstations that are wheelchair-accessible and adaptive technology is available on designated workstations in the Watson and Anschutz libraries on the Lawrence campus and in the Regents Center Library on the Edwards campus. Please refer to our page on adaptive technology for a complete listing of software applications currently available. Access to adaptive technology workstations requires an active KU Online ID.

Library website

The University of Kansas Libraries are committed to providing access to information through our Web site. While many of our Web pages and resources have been reviewed for established guidelines for accessibility, there are many legacy materials that are not yet fully compliant with those guidelines. If you have difficulty accessing one or more pages on our Web site, please email libwebhelp@ku.edu.

Electronic journals, books, and databases

the KU Libraries subscribes to a vast number of electronic resources provided through a large number of commercial vendors and publishers and not all resources were designed for maximum accessibility. Users requiring assistance accessing these materials should contact the Kent Miller, KU Libraries Accessibility Coordinator at kmiller@ku.edu

Facilities Access

The University of Kansas Libraries maintains facilities in a number of buildings on the Lawrence campus and in the Regents Center building on the Edwards campus. A map of campus libraries is available, as is a guide to access to campus libraries.  A guide for visitors to the Spencer Research Library is also available.

Print Materials Assistance

Reference Assistance and Information Services

General Assistance

General assistance is available in person, over the phone, and via electronic mail during designated service hours. Links to service hours, phone numbers, and Web-based services are available at Ask a Librarian.

Extended Assistance and Research Consultation

Extended services and research consultations are available during weekdays in Anschutz and Watson libraries and by appointment. Because extended assistance may require users to work with a subject specialist, users are encouraged to make an appointment ahead of time via our appointment request form.

Extended Assistance using Adaptive Technology

Users requiring both extended reference assistance and assistance with adaptive technology are encouraged to contact Jeromy Horkman at jhorkman@ku.edu. For students taking classes on the Edwards Campus, please contact Elizabeth Freise at efreise@ku.edu to make an appointment.


Contact

Kent Miller, Associate Dean of Libraries and Accessibilty Coordinator
785-864-8989
kmiller@ku.edu

Related Links

Students requiring assistance obtaining services may also contact:
Academic Achievement & Access Center (Disability Resources)
785-864-2620

Faculty and staff requiring assistance obtaining services may also contact:
Institutional Opportunity & Access Office.
785-864-6414

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