The University of Oregon is dedicated to the principle of equal opportunity in education, research, and service. The UO Libraries reflects this commitment by ensuring that collections, services, and facilities are accessible to all users. For further assistance or accommodation, please contact a staff member in person at any service desk or by phone, e-mail, or chat. Special accommodation requests not addressed below may be directed to Andrew Bonamici, Associate Dean of Libraries for Strategic Initiatives and Program Development, at (541) 346-2682 or (541) 346-3056.
Locating or Reaching Library Materials
Library staff members will assist with locating or reaching shelved library materials. Provide the location information of your items to the nearest service desk and a staff person will retrieve the items for you. If you have a large number of items that need to be retrieved, the staff person will pull several of them to get you started; the remaining materials will be pulled within 24 hours (during the week) and held for you.
Borrowing Library Materials Using a Proxy
Patrons who need regular assistance may apply for a UO Libraries Proxy card. Please contact staff at the Knight Checkout Desk at (541) 346-3065 or email for more information.
For assistance with photcopying, please ask staff at any service desk. You must provide a campus cash card for the cost of the copies. If you have more copying than can be done immediately, you may be asked to leave your campus cash card with the staff person, who will arrange for the copying to be done within 24 hours.
Windows computers in the library, both academic workstations and Internet kiosks, offer standard Windows tools for accessibility – magnifier, narrator, on-screen keyboard, and speech recognition. Academic workstations, which are limited to use by current UO students, faculty, and staff, have ZoomText and Read OutLoud installed.
Academic workstations on Macs include standard accessibility tools as part of the operating system, including zoom, voice over, dictation, media captions, spoken descriptions and device control tools for users who have difficulty using mice or keyboards.
Labs for UO students
The University provides specialized accessible technology labs for students who have a referral from the Accessible Education Center. For more information, contact James Bailey, Adaptive Technology Advisor at (541) 346-1076.
The UO Libraries has video and moving image collections in many formats, covering all disciplines. Some videos and DVDs include closed-captioning. Contact Eric Clark with questions about using videos.
Accessible parking spaces are available on Kincaid Street between East 14th and East 15th Streets. The entrance to the Center for Media & Educational Technologies, located on the ground floor, has a push button access door that leads to the main lobby elevator. From the parking spaces, enter campus and turn right on the sidewalk that runs along the side of the building; the entrance is straight ahead. Upon entering the building, turn left, then make another left at the end of the hall, and then turn right at the yellow elevator sign. The elevator is at the end of the hall on the right and accesses the 1st floor (main lobby) and 2nd floor north (Special Collections and University Archives). A second entrance, at the east front of the Knight Library (the doors to the left when facing the front of the library) has a ramp leading to the door with push button access. To access Special Collections from this entrance, turn right. Just beyond the Checkout/Information Desk, there is an elevator to the left in the west hallway. Please see floor maps or call (541) 346-3065 for more information.
Allan Price Science Commons and Research Library
The Price Science Commons is located at 1344 Franklin, which is in the courtyard and basement between Willamette Cascade, Onyx, and Klamath halls. There is an exterior door at plaza level or interior doors at the basement level from Onyx or Klamath. The library has an elevator inside, and there is one in Onyx which reaches the basement. Call (541) 346-3075 for more information.
From the south entrance of Lawrence Hall go straight to the far end of the hall. The elevator is near the exit. Between Pacific Hall and Lawrence Hall (from the parting lot near Franklin Street), enter the door and go right to the elevator. Go up to the second floor and then straight to the other end of the hall (Room 200). Call (541) 346-3637 for more information.
John E. Jaqua Law Library
A ramp leads to the main entrance to the School of Law on 15th and Agate Streets. The elevator is on the right. Go to the second floor and down the hall (Room L270). Call (541) 346-3088 for more information.
The Mathematics Library is located in Fenton Hall. Access to the stacks is limited, but the reading room is accessible and staff there can page materials. Enter the building via the door on 13th and proceed to the elevator; the reading room is on the second floor directly across from the elevator.