Accessibility Resources

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Fulton Library is committed to ensuring accessibility for people with disabilities and strives to comply with accessibility laws and standards. We are continually making changes to improve the user experience for everyone and apply relevant accessibility standards. The resources outlined on this page are designed to support the needs of those with disabilities. Please contact the library for any specific needs not covered on this page or for additional assistance. We look forward to seeing you in the library!

 

Accessing Physical Items

Anyone who needs assistance retrieving materials from the shelves may request help from a staff member at the Circulation Desks or the Research Help Desk. Library staff can also pull books and other materials ahead of time and hold them for pick-up at a later time. To request an item (also called placing a hold), call 801.863.8886 or log in to your library account using the navigation bar at the top of the library’s website.

Registered borrowers can send someone to check out materials in their place by filling out a Proxy Checkout Form.

Research Assistance

The library offers in-person help at the Research Help Desk, over the phone, and virtually through chat, text, and email options on the library’s homepage. Librarians can help with various stages in your research, including developing a research question, planning search strategies, locating articles and books, and using subject-specific databases. You can also set up a research consultation appointment with the subject librarian for your department or major.

To speak with a librarian one-on-one in a private and quiet environment with fewer distractions, please make an appointment with a librarian. You do not need to show documentation of disability, but you may want to provide details about your preferred method of communication and any software, technology, or accommodations you may need for the appointment (such as a sign language interpreter or zoom text).

Libary Accessibility Help

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Contact Us

Circulation Desk: 801.863.8886
Reference Desk: 801.863.8840

Examples of what we can do:

  • Assistance browsing our physical library collection for people with visual or mobility impairments
  • Assistance navigating databases and other digital resources for sighted people and those who use screen readers
  • Wayfinding to determine best routes in and out of the library to access materials and spaces
  • Use of large screen monitors during research assistance

Library tutorials and databases work with screen readers and videos are captioned. Please let us know if we can help.

 

Alternate Access

We strive to make our collections as accessible as possible, including purchasing both print and electronic materials. If you encounter a resource in a format that isn’t accessible to you, please reach out to the appropriate subject librarian, who will attempt to find the resource in a format that works better for you. You can also use the ask a librarian options on the library help page. When alternate access isn’t possible, you can contact the Accessible Technology Center—they may be able to reformat the source.

 

Computer Access

Open access computers are available on every floor of the library. Windows and macOS computers are installed with software for a variety of functions. Visit the Fulton Library Labs section of the Student Computing Labs webpage to see a list of all software included on the library computers. PCs run the Windows 10 operating system. Windows 10 accessibility features.

Library computer labs are wheelchair friendly. A computer equipped with zoom text is available near the Tech Help Desk on the 1st floor and is available for students with visual impairments. Please ask a lab assistant for help as needed.

The lab on the 1st floor of the library has a scanner with Optical Character Recognition (OCR) for those that need to scan text documents to have them read out loud.

 

Printing

Printers are available on every floor of the library and can be used from a library computer or from a personal device. General printing information is available on the student computing website. Print from a laptop or mobile device to any open lab printer in the library or across campus; learn how at the Mobility Print webpage. For assistance, ask a lab assistant on the 1st or 2nd floor of the library.

 

Library Spaces

The library has different types of spaces to accommodate your needs, including study rooms for groups or individuals, quiet spaces on the 3rd and 4th floors, comfortable seating, silent study rooms (Lakeview and Timpanogos rooms on 4th floor), and a family study room. Walkways, doors, bathrooms, and drinking fountains meet ADA standards.  The library has an open floor layout with lots of natural light, and study room lighting can be controlled by light switches. Furniture in the library ranges from comfortable stuffed chairs and benches to plastic chairs with wheels.

Visit the library building accessibility maps to view library layout and accessible areas.

 

Parking

The UVU parking map shows ADA parking stalls. For help or questions about parking, visit the parking services webpage.

 

Service Animals

In accordance with the Americans with Disabilities Act, service animals accompanying their handler are permitted inside the Fulton Library. Emotional support animals are typically not allowed on university property unless no other accommodation would provide individuals with disabilities equal access to university education and programs. See UVU’s Animals on Campus policy for further details. 

 

Accessible Technology Center

The Accessible Technology Center (ATC) is located on the 1st floor of the library. It is equipped with screen reader and speech to text applications like JAWS, Dragon Natural Speaking, Natural Reader, and Dolphin EasyReader. The ATC also has software for notetaking, time management calendars, reading, studying, and more. This software can be found on the Accessible Technology Center’s website.

The ATC assists students with acquiring alternative text formats of their class textbooks and readings; this service requires prior approval of an accessibility accommodation.

 

Accessibility Standards

Fulton Library strives to comply with accessibility laws and standards as outlined in Section 508 of the Rehabilitation Act of 1973, the Americans with Disabilities Act, Web Content Accessibility Guidelines (WCAG) 3.0, and UVU Policy 452 Electronic and Information Technology Accessibility

If you need accommodations due to a disability, please contact Accessibility Services at accessibilityservices@uvu.edu or 801.863.8747

Contact Us

Circulation Desk: 801.863.8886
Reference Desk: 801.863.8840