Iowa State University Library offers a variety of services for patrons with either temporary or permanent disabilities. Iowa State students, faculty and staff are encouraged to contact the Library's Stacks Management Unit at (515) 294-0444 for information on access and services available. Stacks Management is located on the first floor of Parks and is open all hours that the Library is open. Full-time staff are available Monday - Friday, 8:00 am - 4:30 pm. However limited services for patrons with disabilities are available evenings and weekends and patrons are encourage to make prior arrangements for assistance during these times. Cooperation and coordination with the campus Student Disability Resource Center is maintained for the benefit of patrons with disabilities.
Parking available on west side of building
Access ramps are located at the front entrance to the Library
Automatic, electronic eye activated entry/exit at the Library's main entrance
Elevators labeled with Braille are located adjacent to the main lobby
Elevator providing access to the tiers is located in the Reference area
Restrooms accommodating wheelchairs are located on all floors except lower level
Wheelchair available at Circulation Desk
Free campus use phone at wheelchair height located on lower level near staircase
Study desk at wheelchair height, third floor, near elevator
e-Library workstations at wheelchair height, first floor near elevator and the Media Center
Library Disability Services:
Assistance in library use
Book retrieval service during library open hours (Note: Every effort will be made to quickly retrieve material. However, immediate retrieval cannot be guaranteed.)
Assistance with library computerized catalog
Books on tape available in Media Center on the lower level of Parks Library
Closed Captioned video available in Media Center
Hand-held magnifiers available in the Stacks Management
CCTV enlarger: magnifies print up to 2 inches. Choice of black or white background, and permits reading of curved surfaces available in Room 188A - Learning Connection Center, First Floor
Multimedia computer workstation for the disabled - features Windows XP, Internet access, Kurzweil software (both read only and full version), large print and speech output, DECtalk PC speech synthesizer with 9 voices, speaking 75-650 words per minute, Cicero text reader and scanner creating a reading system, and inkjet printer. This workstation is located on first floor, room 188A, Learning Connection Center, First Floor
Multimedia computer workstations (8) in Media Center with read only versions of Kurzweil software. These stations are located on the lower level, room 2.
Photocopy Services - During normal hours of operation, Stacks Management ((515) 294-0444) will provide assistance to individuals who have difficulty using copy machines. Advanced arrangements are strongly recommended for evening/weekend assistance or if the photocopying request is unusually large. Patrons may ask for this service at either the Circulation Desk
Branch Library and Reading Rooms
Since each library location has a unique physical arrangement and some have limited
access, we recommend that persons call before visiting. When possible, users with special
access needs will be assisted on an immediate basis. Those with non-routine or extensive
transactions are encouraged to make advance arrangements.
ISU Library staff seek to become more aware of the needs of patrons with
disabilities, and attempt to provide quality service to all patrons.