Library staff is committed to providing a successful library experience for people with disabilities. To ensure staff availability, advance notice may be required for some services. Much of the assistance provided may be requested through the Requests icon in the library catalog. If your disability is not apparent, please identify yourself as having a disability when you seek assistance.
The circulation staff will retrieve materials (books or print journals) from the stacks when requested through the catalog. If staffing permits this may be done immediately. If it cannot be done immediately the materials will be held for you at the Circulation Desk or delivered to another library. Using the request icon, identify yourself as having a disability in the notes field of the request form.
Students with disabilities may request for books which circulate to be delivered from branches or other libraries on campus to your nearest library, for example from Perkins to Lilly.
Many journal articles are available in full text on the Web via databases. Check the journal's title in the e-journal finder or the online catalog for full-text holdings, or see a librarian at the Research Services desk at any library for assistance.
Many reserves are online. If you need extra time to use books or articles which are on reserve in the library or branches, ask for an extended loan when you check out the material.
Books can be renewed online.
If you have difficulty using the photocopy machines the library staff will make photocopies for you of articles. The charge is $.07 with copy card or Duke ID Card Flex account, or $.10 if cash. Ask at the Research Services desk in Perkins or any other Duke library for assistance with the copiers.
If you are planning to attend a program taking place in the library and you need special assistance (including wheelchair accessibility) please contact the program's sponsor prior to the event to ensure access.
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