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Parents and Family Members' Guide to the SU Libraries: Accessibility Services

This guide is intended to help parents and other family members of SU students get to know what the Libraries have to offer their students.

Disability Resource Center

The DRC provides services to students with documented disabilities and controls access to the Accessibility Room in the GAC. The DRC can be found in the Guerrieri Student Union Room 263 or by phone at 410-543-6070 (TTY: 410-548-6083).  

DRC website

Accessibility in the GAC and CRC

We welcome students with disabilities to use the GAC and the SU Libraries.

Library resources: Our electronic resources--e-books, e-journals, streaming media, and databases--are supposed to include features making them accessible for users with vision or hearing issues, as appropriate. If you discover any issues with the accessibility of our e-resources, please email to let us know, so we can investigate. The Library Service Desk in the GAC also has a Nemo, a pocket-sized digital magnifier, that can be checked out for 3 hours at a time. If students need help retrieving items from shelves, they can contact the Library Service Desk on the first floor or call 410-543-6130 for help in the GAC, or they can ask for help at the CRC Desk.

Accessibility Room: The Accessibility Room (Room 115) in the GAC is near the Pit on the first floor of the GAC, but it is in a quieter corridor. This room has computers with JAWS, Kurzweil Reader, Dragon, and ZoomText software. The Disability Resource Center controls access to the room; students who have registered with the DRC can swipe their ID cards to enter. Contact the Disability Resource Center to gain access and for training on using the assistive technology.

The GAC: The GAC itself is a welcoming building. There are ramps incorporated into all the entrances, and the exterior doors are all sliding doors with motion detectors. There are three elevators serving all public floors, and all restrooms include accessibility features. The third-floor reading room doors, which are surprisingly heavy, are power-assisted.

The CRC: The CRC is on the second floor of Conway Hall and is accessible by elevators. The CRC itself is all on one level and easy to navigate.