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Services for Persons with Physical Disabilities

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If you have a physical disability that limits your independent use of a campus library, please check the list of Library Contacts for Users with Disabilities for someone to assist you. If the library service desk is busy or the assistance you need will take some time, an appointment may be necessary.

Upon request, staff at all libraries can assist you by:

  • Facilitating use of the OskiCat and Melvyl library catalogs
  • Pulling books from stacks and shelves (may be on delayed basis)
  • Extending loan periods or modifying rules (when possible)
  • Calling another library to confirm the availability of library resources

All libraries have at least one wheelchair accessible workstation. The entry level (floor 3) of Moffitt Library has the widest range of specialized equipment in the Library, including four workstations labeled with disabled access priority. All four workstations have monitors set to 800 x 600 resolution. Three of the workstations are equipped with trackballs and mice. Two of the workstations have adjustable height tables.

Proxy Borrower Cards: If you are a UC Berkeley student, faculty, or staff member with a mobility disability, you may be eligible for a proxy borrower card that permits a specified friend or attendant to borrow library materials for you. Complete an online Proxy card application that will be received by the Privileges Desk (Doe Library, floor 1).

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