Accessibility Resources


Research Assistance
If you walk in or call the library all of the library staff can assist you (208) 426-1204. Library staff can assist you with choosing the best database and keywords to use depending on your topic. Chat is available to all campus community as well.

Staff members will pull books or other items from the collection for you to pick up at the Circulation Desk called “On Shelf Hold.”

To place an "On Shelf Hold" you can call (208) 426-1204. You can also make the request via the library’s website.

To obtain additional support contact or visit the Disability Resource Center (DRC). You can set up research appointments with both your liaison librarian and the DRC to search for information in way that works best for you. A liaison librarian is a librarian that partners with faculty and students in each major.

Not all databases are equally accessible. You may be unable to increase the font, or the article may not be enabled with optical character recognition (OCR), or may not function with a screen reader. The library staff will work in conjunction with the DRC to find a solution for you.

Adaptive Technology
iPads are available for check out for three days or in library use only. The iPads include the apps Dragon Dictation, Verbally, and AudioNote.

The Disability Resource Center maintains voice recognition adaptive equipment (Dragon NaturallySpeaking) in room 301J on the third floor of Albertsons Library. Ask at the first floor Circulation Desk for keys.

Library computers are equipped with JAWS and Zoom Text. Click here for a full list of software included on the library computers.

The library website varies with accessibility. The front page is now available as a text only version. The first link when listening to a screen reader will say “text only.”

Electronic magnifiers (CCTV) are available in Library 301J and on the first floor in the Microforms Room.

Computer Access
Desks on the first floor closest to the Starbucks coffee shop near the front entrance, and near the elevator lobby, that are taller in order to accommodate mobility devices. They have a a blue and white icon sticker.

If you are a public user with mobility issue you may request to use an appropriate desk as the four designated public desks are standing height.

Library Spaces
The library has different types of spaces to accommodate your needs including group study rooms, quiet floors (third and fourth), comfortable seating, individual study, silent study rooms, and more.

Copying and Printing
General information is available at Printing, Photocopying and Scanning in Albertsons Library. Further assistance is available, please inquire at the first floor Circulation Desk.

Library Contacts
Mary Aagard (426-4025), Assistant Professor, Head, Access Services