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For Users with Disabilities

Services

For Users with Disabilities

Services at the Circulation Desk

  • Assistance with retrieving Library materials
  • Borrowing headphones
  • Borrowing a handheld magnifier
  • Assistance with closed-circuit television system for magnifying images (located at the Reference Desk)

Services at the Reference Desk

  • Arranging a reference appointment for concentrated help with research
  • Borrowing a hand-held magnifier
  • Assistance with closed-circuit television system for magnifying images (located at the Reference Desk)

Requests for Accommodations

The Library services listed below require a formal request for accommodation. Contact the the College's Office of Disability Services to place the request and obtain a referral.

  • Extended loan and reserve periods
  • Permission for another person to borrow Library materials on your behalf
  • Mailing of resources to home or residence hall
  • Reservation of group study room for single person use

Contact Info

  • To report a physical obstacle in the Library, speak to a Library staff member.
  • The Library's liaison to Disability Services is Allison Estell, Learning Commons Librarian. For information or assistance, contact her at 617-521-2759 or allison.estell@simmons.edu.
  • For usability information regarding web-based products offered by the Library, contact Library Technology Services at librarytechnology@simmons.edu.