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Services for Students with Disabilities

The Jennings Library is committed to helping all students achieve academic success while enrolled at Caldwell University and works to provide the physical, technological and support services to ensure that success.

Physical accommodations

There are handicapped parking spaces available at the front entrance to the Jennings Library. There is a ramp at the Library Theater entrance and automated doors into the building. The library is on three floors and an elevator is provided for students with restricted mobility at the Library Theater entrance. Wheelchair-accessible restrooms are located in the alumni theatre on the mezzanine off the ground floor and can be accessed by selecting 1S on the elevator and then using the automated wheelchair lift.

Technological accommodations

An ADA compliant work station with computer is available in the Library lobby.

An Optelec Clear View magnifier can be found in the carrels on the first floor. A hand held magnifier is also available at the Circulation Desk.

Jennings Library owns hundreds of closed captioned videos and DVDs. To locate these titles, search the Library Catalog under the subject “video recordings for the hearing impaired.”

The Library’s catalog, CalCat is available online through the Library’s homepage. The library also offers access to online journals, databases and other reference materials via the Library’s homepage. Access to these materials is with your Caldwell University NetId username and password.

Interlibrary loan of large print and audiobooks from other libraries is available.

A computer with attached scanner is located adjacent to the Research Commons on the first floor.

Support Services accommodations

The Library staff will work with the Office of Disability Services to coordinate reference and research services to students. The Office of Disability Services or an individual Professor can refer a student to a Librarian within the Liaison area relevant to the student’s needs so that they can work one on one.

If you need help finding materials on the shelves or with reaching or lifting books please ask a member of the staff for assistance. Photocopiers are located on the ground floor of the building. Please ask a staff member if you need assistance using the machine. If you have difficulty reading small print, you can use the copiers to enlarge text. If you find it difficult to read text on white paper, simply ask for colored paper at Circulation Desk.

If you desire an individual introduction to the library’s collections or services, simply use the “Ask Us” widget on the library website or call the Information Desk at x3337 and you will be directed to a Reference Librarian with whom you can schedule an appointment.