Accessibility of Brandeis Library Services
The Brandeis Library is committed to ensuring that everyone can experience our collections, research, and facilities.
While enhancing the Library’s position as an intellectual and creative hub that empowers our community, our goal is to provide inclusive physical and online spaces so that everyone can find a place for themselves. To that end, the Library provides the staff and services to ensure accessibility to all. If you require accommodations for specific events or workshops, please contact the organizer.
The Library is committed to taking steps to be accessible in both our physical and digital spaces. Please share how we can be more accessible to you. Contact us at firstname.lastname@example.org or by phone at 781-736-5626 to make inquiries or to share your feedback. For more information about other campus accessibility services, please visit the Student Accessibility Support website or contact the office at email@example.com or 781-736-3470.
The Brandeis Library is wheelchair accessible from the main entrance and Usdan-facing entrance. Elevators are located in both Goldfarb and Farber Libraries. Wheelchair accessible restrooms are located on Farber levels 1 and 3, Goldfarb level 1 and mezzanine (gender neutral). Wheelchair accessible water fountains and bottle fillers are located on all levels in Farber and in Goldfarb on the mezzanine and levels 2 and 3.
ParkingParking spaces marked for handicapped are located next to the Pearlman building and in the service lot between Usdan and Brown. At the gate, use the intercom to inform Public Safety you need access to the handicapped parking spots. See the campus map.
Proxy borrowing services are available to patrons with disabilities. Patrons may designate another person as their "proxy" to borrow materials on their behalf. To set up a proxy borrower, complete the Proxy Borrower Request form or contact the Information and Borrowing desk at firstname.lastname@example.org or 781-736-4624.
Material Retrieval Service
Many of the Main Library stacks are not wheelchair accessible. Library staff are available to retrieve books from the stacks upon request. Requests can be placed through OneSearch or by emailing email@example.com. If you have questions, contact the Information and Borrowing desk at firstname.lastname@example.org or 781-736-4624.
Electronic Materials & Platforms
All library-supported platforms meet minimum W3C Web Content Accessibility Guidelines (WCAG) and the Brandeis Library is constantly seeking to improve the accessibility and usability of these platforms. PDFs and other files within these platforms may present issues. If you discover a file that does not meet accessibility requirements in a library database or platform or if you have questions, please contact email@example.com. We have a number of options available to ensure accessibility.
Interlibrary Loan and Scan on DemandThe Library can often request accessible materials through Interlibrary Loan. Through Scan on Demand, our standard policy is to scan and OCR all texts. If you have questions, contact Interlibrary Loan at firstname.lastname@example.org or 781-736-4676.
Instructional Services and Technologies
Librarians are available to assist with your research needs in-person at the Research Help Desk and virtually through our Chat tool or email. If you have questions, contact Research Help at email@example.com or 781-736-4627. Librarians also offer both in-person and virtual research consultations.
KurzweilKurzweil 3000 is an assistive technology, text-to-speech, learning tool that supports the concept of Universal Design for Learning with a suite of powerful reading, writing, test-taking, and study skill tools that makes curriculum accessible to all students. Students can download Kurzweil for free from Brandeis OnThe Hub or access Kurzweil 3000 on Library cluster computers located in the Goldfarb 230 classroom, Farber 101 classroom, the Information Commons, and Vershbow classroom. For additional information and support, please visit the Brandeis Knowledge Base or contact the Student Accessibility Support office at 781-736-3470 or firstname.lastname@example.org.
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