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Services for Persons With Disabilities

The Drexel University Libraries is committed to providing equal access to information to all students, faculty, staff, and members of the Drexel community.

In collaboration with the Office for Institutional Equity and Inclusive Culture (EIC), the Drexel Libraries makes every effort to accommodate reasonable requests for assistance in accessing and making use of Libraries resources, materials and services.

Access to the Drexel Libraries Facilities

The Drexel University Libraries complies with of the Americans with Disabilities Act of 1990 (the “ADA”). All Drexel University Libraries locations are wheelchair accessible.

Adaptive Technology in the Libraries

The University’s Adaptive Technology Room (Room 122) is located in the W. W. Hagerty Library and offers equipment to assist users with disabilities. The room includes a CCTV magnifier and two computers with JAWS screen-reading software and Kurzweil assistive technology software.

All Drexel students, faculty and staff who register with the EIC are provided ID card access to the room, along with instruction on how to use the equipment. Students can access the room during all hours that the W. W. Hagerty Library is open.

Technical support from EIC is available Monday through Friday, 8:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m. Contact for more information.

Access to Materials

Retrieving Print Library Materials

Libraries staff are available at the W. W. Hagerty Library to retrieve materials for users who need assistance and will make every effort to immediately retrieve the needed material.

Users who require assistance retrieving materials from the library stacks are encouraged to prepare a list of materials needed and to use the online catalog to determine ahead of time that desired materials are currently available for circulation. The Drexel Libraries provides retrieval services during normal staffed hours.

Electronic Journals, Books and Databases

The Drexel Libraries subscribes to a number of electronic resources provided by different commercial vendors and publishers. Not all resources are designed for maximum accessibility. Users requiring assistance accessing electronic materials should contact

Reference Assistance and Information Services

General Assistance

General assistance is available in person, via phone or via live chat during designated service hours. Our website includes more information, including our service hours and contact information.

Extended Assistance and Research Consultations

Extended services and research consultations are available by appointment, Monday through Friday in the W. W. Hagerty Library and online. Because extended assistance may require users work with a Drexel librarian, users are encouraged to make an appointment in advance.