Services for People with Disabilities

The OHSU Library is committed to providing access to its physical and electronic information resources. An appointed liaison from the Library acts to ensure continuing attention to the needs of people with disabilities. The liaison works with Library staff and other OHSU public service units to provide individualized accommodation when appropriate.

Facility Access

The Library in the BICC building is located on Sam Jackson Park Road west of the Hatfield Research Center and Emergency Room (building 9 on the campus map). Designated metered parking for people with disabilities is available on the top level of the parking structure opposite the Library building. Elevators, rest rooms, paging phones and most workstations in the BICC Library are wheelchair accessible. People needing assistance in accessing or operating copy machines or the compact shelving should ask for assistance at the Library Service Desk.

Services

Library services are available to people with disabilities, including access to print and electronic collections and the use of computers, printers, photocopiers and audiovisual equipment. Use of some of these services may require assistance. Prior contact with the liaison is encouraged when extensive assistance is anticipated and can be arranged by contacting the OHSU Library Service Desk at (503) 494-3460 or by emailing circdesk@ohsu.edu. Access to the Library's electronic resources, including the catalog, databases and electronic books and journals, is available to all library visitors. Library computers have a program installed called “Ease of Access” that includes settings that make it easier for people to see their computer and use the mouse and keyboard.

Retrieval of Books and Journals

Books: Up to 5 items will be pulled from the collection in the BICC Library while you wait. For more than 5 items, or for items at other OHSU library locations, please submit a list to the OHSU Library Service Desk in person, or by e-mail to circdesk@ohsu.edu. Items will typically be retrieved within 48 hours and you will be notified when the materials are available.

Journals: Up to 5 articles from the collection in the BICC Library will be photocopied while you wait. For more than 5 items, or for items at other OHSU library locations, please submit a list to the Library Service Desk in person, or by e-mail to circdesk@ohsu.edu. Items will typically be copied within 48 hours and the usual copy fee of $.10 cents per page will apply.

Questions?

Please contact us if you have questions or call the Library Service Desk at (503) 494-3460.