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 of Equality and Diversity (OED), the 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 four 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 OED 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 W. W. Hagerty Library is open. Technical support from OED is available Monday through Friday, 8:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m. Contact firstname.lastname@example.org for more information.
Access to Materials
Retrieving Print Library Materials
Libraries staff are available at each location 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 hours when the service desks are staffed. The Libraries’ service hours by location are listed online.
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 LibAssist@drexel.libanswers.com
Reference Assistance and Information Services
General assistance is available in person, via phone or via live chat during designated service hours. Further information about the Libraries’ service hours and contact information is available online.
Extended Assistance and Research Consultations
Extended services and research consultations are available by appointment, Monday through Friday in Hahnemann Library and W. W. Hagerty Library. Because extended assistance may require users work with a subject specialist, users are encouraged to make an appointment in advance.