Services for Persons with Disabilities


The UC Merced Library is committed to prividing access to library materials, programs and services for all users. All staff working in public service areas of the Library will make every effort to accommodate reasonable requests from library users with disabilities. If your disability is invisible, please identify yourself as having a disability when you seek assistance.

Accessible parking for patrons with disabled placards is available in the Library Lot , closest to the Kolligian Library. Please contact Transportation and Parking Services at 209-228-8277 for more information.

Building Access
The Kolligian Library building has electronic doors, elevators and accessible restrooms. Contact staff at the services desk (209-228-4444) if further assistance is needed.

Locating Materials and Information
A wheelchair accessible public workstation is available on the second floor of the library near the services desk. Library staff can also assist you in obtaining information from online catalogs and other library equipment or resources that are inaccesssible to you due to a disability. Please ask for assistance at services desk on the second floor.

Retrieving Materials
Library staff will retrieve known items from library stacks or other areas that may be inaccessible to you. The number of items retrieved per day may be limited due to staffing or workload considerations. Please allow 24 hours for staff to retrieve materials. Whenever possible, please contact the library in advance so that we can have materials ready for you in a timely manner.

Proxy Borrowing Privileges
Patrons with valid UC Merced Library borrowing privileges may designate another individual as a proxy to borrow materials for them if a temporary or permanent disability prevents coming to the library in person. Arrangements must be made in advance by contacting Access Services at 209-675-8040.

Digitization Requests
Print items from our library collection can be digitized for students with documented disabilities. Please contact the Office of Disability Services at 209-228-6996 for more information and to obtain a referral for digitization requests.

UC Merced Disability Services
Registered UC Merced students are eligible for assistance from the Office of Disability Services located on the first floor of the Library in Room KL109 . Disability Services will provide you with the information about academic support services, eligibility determination, documentation and other questions you may have.

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