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

An accessible ramp into Barnard Hall is available at the south entrance of the building.

Finding and Using Library Materials

The Barnard Circulation staff is happy to provide whatever help is needed, including:

  • 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 (may be on a delayed basis, depending on staff availability)
  • 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 reference desk or contact us online or by phone.