The UCLA Library is committed to providing accessibility to library materials, programs, and services to all users.
All staff working in public service areas of the campus libraries will make every effort to accommodate reasonable requests from users with disabilities. If your disability is invisible, please identify yourself as having a disability when you seek assistance.
If your needs are not met by the policies and procedures described in this handout, please notify the Library in person or online. Staff will examine and, if necessary, amend policies and procedures to appropriately accommodate your needs.
Staff will make every effort to assist you in obtaining information from any equipment or resource that is inaccessible to you. One specialized public workstation in each of the Biomedical, Powell, and Research libraries is equipped with JAWS (Job Access with Speech), which uses an integrated voice synthesizer to output the content of the computer screen to headphones, and Zoom Text, which allows screen magnification to a variety of sizes. These and some other standard workstations in a variety of locations are installed on tables that accommodate wheelchairs.
Students, faculty, and staff with disabilities may wish to use the Library's cost-recovery document delivery service. Registered users can request copies of articles from journals and chapters from books as well as borrow items owned by the UCLA Library. Ask a staff member or visit the Document Delivery for UCLA Users web page for further information.
Document delivery services are available to the general community through the Law Library, Research Library, and Southern Regional Library Facility. For more information, visit the Document Delivery for Non-UCLA Users web page.
If library stacks or other areas are inaccessible to you, please ask staff for assistance. The number of items retrieved per day may be limited due to staffing or workload considerations. When immediate paging cannot be done, particularly during evenings and on weekends, staff will arrange to have the material ready the next working day.
Special carts are available in the Biomedical, Music, Research, and Science and Engineering libraries to assist in retrieving and transporting materials in the libraries. Please ask for a cart at the circulation desks in these libraries.
Proxy Borrower Card
You may designate, at no additional charge, an individual to borrow books in your name. That individual will be issued a proxy borrower card. Please ask at the circulation desk of any campus library for further information.
If you are unable to use a photocopier, staff will make copies for you. Bring materials to be copied to a circulation desk along with a BruinCard that has sufficient value to make the copies. Cash cannot be accepted. When fulltime staff are not available to leave the desk, you can leave the material and card and pick up your copies the next working day. All copying must be in compliance with US copyright law.
The Americans with Disabilities Act (PL 101-336), in its broadest definition, is landmark legislation that extends civil rights protection to people with disabilities. These rights include equal access to employment, public services, public accommodations provided by private entities, transportation, and telecommunications. Information about the Americans with Disabilities Act can be found online. For more information, consult the UCLA Chancellor's ADA and 504 Compliance Office.