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Disability resources

The UC Berkeley Library provides special assistance to Library users with disabilities as they engage with the Library and its resources. Contact Jennifer Dorner, the Library liaison for students and scholars with disabilities.

AnchorGeneral research assistance

Upon request, staff can assist you with:

  • Using UC Library Search to research a topic.
  • Accessing databases and e-journals.
  • Determining library holdings and locations from extensive bibliographies.
  • Reading call numbers.
  • Oral or written directions to help you locate library materials.

AnchorPhysical disabilities

Upon request, staff can assist you with:

  • Using UC Library Search to research a topic.
  • Pulling books from stacks and shelves (may be on a delayed basis).
  • Extending loan periods or modifying rules (when possible).
  • Calling another library to confirm the availability of resources.

Accessible workstations

All libraries have at least one wheelchair accessible workstation.

Accessible workstations with special software and peripherals are located in the East Asian Library (Floor 3); Bioscience, Natural Resources & Public Health Library; and Environmental Design Library.

Proxy borrower cards

UC Berkeley students, faculty, and staff with a mobility disability may be eligible for a proxy borrower card, which allows a specified friend or attendant to borrow library materials for you.

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