Access for People with Disabilities

The Barnard Library and Archives are committed to providing access to their collections, resources, and to all library users, including people with mobility impairment, vision impairment, learning disabilities, and other disabilities.

Please inform us if you need any assistance in using the Library or the Archives. If your needs are not met by the policies and procedures described here, please notify us. We will examine and, if necessary, extend our policies and procedures to accommodate your needs.

Building Access & Use

Both entrances to the Milstein Center for Teaching and Learning (on the east and west sides of the building) are level and accessible with power-assisted doors. There is elevator access to all floors of the building.

There are adjustable height carrels on floors 2, 3, and 4 as well as two adjustable-height computer stations (UNI login) on the 2nd floor of the Milstein Center for Teaching and Learning. The scanning station and PawPrint station on the 3rd floor are on adjustable-height tables.

Finding and Using Library Materials

Staff members at the Barnard Circulation & Help Desk are happy to provide whatever help is needed; assistance may be on a delayed basis, depending on staff availability. Assitance includes:

  • Retrieval of books from the book collection,
  • Assistance in ascertaining the availability of materials in other campus libraries,
  • Checking to see if an item is on the shelf, and
  • Assistance with scanning a limited number of pages from Barnard Library books, periodicals or reserve materials.

Reference, Research, and Instructional Services

Barnard students can contact their personal librarian for all their research and instruction needs. Affiliated and visiting students and scholars can seek assistance in person at the Circulation & Help Desk on the 2nd floor or contact us online or by phone.