The University of Oregon is dedicated to the principle of equal opportunity in education, research, and service. The UO Libraries reflects this commitment by striving to ensure that collections, services, and facilities are accessible to all users. For more help or accommodation, please contact a staff member in person at any service desk in any branch or by phone, e-mail, or chat. You can direct special accommodation requests not addressed below to Evey Lennon, associate vice provost for Central Services.
Requesting Library Materials
If you need help accessing UO Libraries' material, employees will retrieve physical material for you and deliver it to your preferred UO Libraries branch location or home address. Please note that home delivery is only available to current UO students and employees. See the Requesting at UO Libraries Research Guide for instructions. If you have questions about this service or need assistance, please contact Resource Sharing at 541-346-3055 or email@example.com.
Current UO employees and students needing accessibility help can designate a proxy to act as a representative when checking out material. Your designated proxy will be able to check out material using your library account. Find more information about our proxy program. If you have questions about this service or need assistance, please contact the Knight Library Checkout & Reserves Desk at 541-346-3065 or firstname.lastname@example.org.
Photocopying and Scanning
Unfortunately, we cannot photocopy or scan personal or checked-out material for patrons due to copyright restrictions. Current students with accessibility needs who require photocopying or scanning support should contact the Accessible Education Center (AEC) for alternate ways of accessing material at 541-346-1155 or email@example.com.
Access to HathiTrust Digital Library
Faculty, students, and staff with disabilities related to accessing print materials have expanded access to those in HathiTrust. More information about accessing HathiTrust.
Classroom Assistive Listening Systems
Assistive Listening System (ALS) transmitters are integrated with various room's AV systems to transmit any classroom audio such as microphone(s) or program audio to an Assistive Listening Device (ALD) over an FM transmission. ALDs function as an amplifier that brings a room's audio directly into the listener's ear via an earphone, headphones, or a Neckloop Telecoil Coupler for Hearing Aids.
The Classroom Technology Services team at University of Oregon is responsible for installing and supporting assistive listening systems (ALS) to general pool and joint controlled classrooms that have a microphone installed. Learn more about which classrooms have Assistive Listening Systems.
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 for whom mice or keyboards pose barriers.
Labs for UO students
UO Libraries has videos in many formats covering all disciplines. Some videos include closed captioning. Due to copyright restrictions, UO Libraries does not convert videos from one format to another or add closed captioning. Current students with accessibility needs who require videos to be converted to another format or have closed captioning added should contact the Accessible Education Center (AEC) at 541-346-1155 or firstname.lastname@example.org.
Many of our reservable rooms and spaces are accessible. When reserving a room, look for the wheelchair accessible symbol ♿️.
Accessible parking spaces are available right outside Knight Library on Kincaid Street, between East 14th and East 15th Avenues. Find accessible entrances on the northwest side of the building at the basement level and on the northeast side at the ground level. Once inside the building, follow the yellow signs to find elevators. If you have questions about accessing Knight Library, please contact Access Services at 541-346-3065 or email@example.com.
Accessibility Map—Knight Library
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 that reaches the basement. Call 541-346-3075 for more information.
Accessibility Map—Price Science Commons
From the south entrance of Lawrence Hall go straight to the north end of the hall. The elevator is near the north exit. Between Pacific Hall and Lawrence Hall (from the parking lot near Franklin Street), enter the door and go right to the elevator. Go up to the second floor and then straight to the south end of the hall (Room 200). Call 541-346-3637 for more information.
Accessibility Map—Lawrence Hall
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.
Accessibility Map—Law School
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 Avenue and proceed to the elevator; the reading room is on the second floor directly across from the elevator. When the Math Library is closed, staff at Price Science Commons can help. Find more information at Mathematics Library: Location and Access, or call the Math Library at 541-346-3023.
Accessibility Map—Fenton Hall
Oregon Institute of Marine Biology Library
Contact Science Library Staff, OIMB Library at 541-346-3075 for accessibility needs.
Portland Library and Learning Commons
Contact library staff at 503-412-3671 for accessibility needs.
Accessible technology is a university-wide effort. This site is a resource to help faculty, staff, and students create and maintain accessible digital content. Learn more about UO policies and efforts related to making digital content accessible to all.