System-wide disability access

The University of Minnesota Libraries is committed to serving users with disabilities by providing assistance to facilitate use of the collections and services.

All staff working in public service areas of the Libraries will make every effort to accommodate reasonable requests from users with disabilities. In order to take advantage of some library services, you must be registered with Disability Resource Center

If your needs in the Libraries are not being met or if you have comments or suggestions, please notify us.

Get It book delivery

Get It Book Delivery service includes delivery to any University of Minnesota campus library location for materials owned at University Libraries.

Proxy cards

Any student, staff, and faculty member with a disability may request a proxy card for their personal assistant to check out library materials.

For further information or to pick up an application form contact the information desk at Wilson Library, (612) 624-3321.

Access available by library location

Elmer L. Andersen Library
Bio-Medical Library
Magrath Library
Walter Library
Wilson Library
Architecture and Landscape Architecture Library
Mathematics Library
Music Library
Natural Resources Library
Veterinary Medical Library


Andersen Library (Elmer L. Andersen Library)

Maps to this library

Paper: available at library service points
Web: Elmer L. Andersen Library

Access to Collections

  • Paging services
  • Paging services at Andersen Library can be arranged by appointment Monday - Friday, 8:00 am - 5:00 pm

  • Parking
  • Nearest accessible parking is located in Lot C86 and Lot C88, north of the building.

  • Building entrances
  • Accessible entrances to the building are located on first floor on the south and northwest sides and on the ground (street) level on the north side.

  • Elevators
  • The south elevator connects the first floor to the ground floor of Wiley Hall for access to the tunnel system. The north elevator connects the ground floor to the 1st-3rd floors.

  • Restrooms
  • Restrooms are located on 1st, 2nd, and 3rd floors next to the north elevator.

  • More information
  • For additional information on this library, check the Andersen Library web page.


Bio-Medical Library

Maps to this library
Web: Bio-Medical Library in Diehl Hall

Access to collections

  • Paging services
  • The Bio-Medical Library offers free paging of items. Inquire at user services desk (2nd Floor). Paging is available from 8 a.m. to 4:30 p.m., Monday through Friday on demand, though large volume requests may take 1-2 days.

  • Parking
  • Nearest accessible parking is located in Washington Avenue Ramp

  • Building entrances
  • The main entrances on the 2nd and 3rd floors have automatic doors. After 6pm and on weekends, the 3rd floor library entrance is locked, but the 2nd floor library entrance remains accessible via the nearby building elevator until the library closes.

  • Elevators
  • One elevator is located in the lobby of Diehl Hall and another is inside the library.

  • Restrooms
  • Restrooms are located on the 2nd and 4th floors.

  • More information
  • For additional information on this library, please contact service desk staff (medref@umn.edu or 612-626-4045).


Magrath Library

The Magrath Library building houses a variety of collections to support the St. Paul campus as well as a SMART Learning Commons Location.

Maps to this library

Paper: available at library service points
Web: Magrath Library

Access to collections

  • Paging services
  • Paging is available during all library open hours.
  • Computers and adaptive technology
  • All our public computers have either ZoomText or the accessibility suite of Windows Utilities (ctrl+U) installed. An Adaptive Technology lab is available in 307 Wilson Library.
  • Building entrances
  • There are two entrances to Magrath Library with power-assist doors. On the north side of the building, accessible entry is via the shared doors with Learning and Environmental Sciences on Buford Avenue. On the south side of the building, accessible entry is through the basement-level doors near the Gortner Avenue Parking Ramp
  • Elevators
  • An elevator is located in the main lobby. Access to the basement level from upper floors requires staff assistance, and can be arranged during open hours by visiting the service desk or calling 612-624-2233. The elevator can be called from the basement level.
  • Restrooms
  • Accessible restrooms are available on the Basement Level, First Floor and Second Floor. A gender neutral, accessible restroom is located at 54 Magrath, exterior to Magrath Library near Classroom 8.
  • More information
  • For additional information on this library, check the Natural Resources Library web page.

Walter Library

The Walter Library building houses the science and engineering collections as well as a SMART Learning Commons location. This library also houses an Adaptive Technology Lab in room 103 (first floor computer lab).
 

Maps to this library

Paper: available at library service points
Web: Walter Library

Access to collections

  • Parking
  • Nearest accessible parking is located in Church Street Garage and surface parking is available on the Pleasant Street side of the building.

  • Building entrances
  • There are four building entrances. The wheelchair accessible entrance is located on the Pleasant Street side of the building, with the ramp entrance near Johnston Hall. There is also an entrance from Northrop Mall. There are two additional entrances on the Basement Level from the tunnels between Johnston and Smith Halls.

  • Elevators
  • Central Elevators access levels 1, 2, 3, 4, and 5 Front Elevator accesses levels B, 1, and 2 Library Elevator access levels F, S, B, and 2

  • Restrooms
  • There are restrooms on each floor near the Central Elevators.

  • More information
  • For additional information on the library, check the Walter Library web page.


Wilson Library

The Wilson Library building houses the following collections: Ames Library of South Asia, East Asian Library, John R Borchert Map Library, Government Publications, and the Wilson Library general collection. Wilson Library also houses a SMART Learning Commons location. The library also has an Adaptive Technology Lab in room 307 (third floor).

Maps to this library

Paper: available at library service desks
Web: Wilson Library

Access to collections

  • Paging services
  • On demand paging from the book and periodical stacks is available through the service desk on the 1st floor Monday through Friday, 8 am to 5 pm; Saturday, 1 pm to 5 pm; and Sunday, 3pm to 5 pm. If you cannot come to the library during these hours, call the service desk at (612) 624-3321 during paging hours and request the materials be paged and held for you at the service desk. If possible, paging requests should be submitted in advance, either in person or by phone.
    Up to three reserve readings can be held for a patron. If possible, call in advance to (612) 624-3321. For further information or to request exceptions regarding the number of items and length of loan period, contact a staff member during daytime business hours (Monday through Friday, 9 am to 4:30 pm)
    Students must be registered with the Disability Resource Center to receive paging services.

  • Parking
  • Nearest accessible parking is located in the 19th Avenue Ramp and the 21st Avenue Ramp.

  • Building entrances
  • There are two public entrances: one on first floor and one at the basement level. Both entrances have automatic doors. A basement tunnel connects Wilson Library to Blegen Hall, Carlson School of Management, Ferguson Hall, Humphrey Center, and Social Sciences Building.

  • Elevators
  • Elevators are located in the center of the building and are wheelchair accessible.

  • Restrooms
  • Restrooms are located on all floors except the first floor. Building maps are available at the information desk on the first floor.

  • More information
  • For additional information on the library, check the Wilson Library web page.


Architecture and Landscape Architecture Library

210 Rapson Hall
 

Maps to this library

Paper: available at library service points
Web: Rapson Hall

Access to collections

Assistance accessing materials can be given during the Architecture and Landscape Architecture Library hours.

  • Parking
  • Nearest accessible parking is located in the Church Street Garage, Washington Avenue Ramp, Fourth Street Ramp, and University Avenue Ramp.

  • Building entrances
  • A ramped entrance is located on the west side of Rapson Hall, just south of the main entrance between Rapson Hall and the Civil Engineering building.

  • Elevators
  • An elevator is located in the northeast corner of the building.

  • Restrooms
  • Restrooms are located on the first floor. The women's restroom is in the northwest corner of the building and the men's in the southeast corner.

  • More information
  • For additional information on this library, check the Architecture and Landscape Architecture Library web page.


Mathematics Library

310 Vincent Hall

Maps to this library

Paper: available at library service points
Web: Vincent Hall

Access to Collections

  • Paging services
  • Paging of materials is available during regular library hours.

  • Parking
  • Nearest accessible parking is located in the Church Street Garage and Washington Avenue Ramp

  • Building entrances
  • Ramp access is available on the south side of the building. On Saturday afternoons, patrons need to call the library (612-624-6075) before coming so staff can open the door.

  • Elevators
  • An elevator is accessible off the main hallway towards the south side of the building.

  • Restrooms
  • Restrooms are available on all floors except second floor of Vincent Hall. Access to third-floor men's room requires library staff assistance.

  • More information
  • For additional information on this library, check the Mathematics Library web page.


Music Library

70 Ferguson Hall

Maps to this library

Paper: available at library service points
Web: Ferguson Hall

Access to collections

  • Paging services
  • Paging is available by appointment only. This service can be scheduled Monday - Friday, 8 a.m. to 5 p.m.

  • Parking
  • Nearest accessible parking is located in the 21st Avenue Ramp.

  • Building entrances
  • The main entrance to Ferguson Hall is wheelchair accessible.

  • Elevators
  • An elevator is located to the left after entering the main entrance.

  • Restrooms
  • Restrooms are located past the elevator, left at the first hallway.

  • More information
  • For additional information on this library, check the Music Library web page.


Natural Resources Library

The Natural Resources Library is located in 375 Hodson Hall.

Maps to this library

Paper: available at library service points

Web: Natural Resources Library

Access to collections

  • Paging services
    Paging is available during all library open hours.

  • Computers and adaptive technology
    All our public computers have either ZoomText or the accessibility suite of Windows Utilities (ctrl+U) installed. An Adaptive Technology lab is available in 307 Wilson Library.

  • Parking
    Nearest accessible parking is located in Gortner Ramp and S106 Lot

  • Building entrances
    Easiest access is via the power-assisted entrance to Hodson Hall on Upper Buford Circle.

  • Restrooms
    The nearest accessible restrooms on the same floor are located across the skyway in the main lobby of Alderman Hall. There are also bathrooms located one floor down, accessible by elevator, on the second floor of Hodson Hall. The nearest gender-neutral bathroom is located on the fifth floor of Hodson Hall, room 548.

  • More information
    For additional information on this library, check the Natural Resources Library web page.

Veterinary Medical Library

450 Veterinary Science Building

Maps to this library

Paper: available at library service points
Web: Veterinary Science Bldg

Access to collections

  • Paging services
  • Paging is available any time the library is open. Ask for assistance at the service desk.
  • Computers and adaptive technology
  • All our public computers have either ZoomText or the accessibility suite of Windows Utilities (ctrl+U) installed. An Adaptive Technology lab is available in 307 Wilson Library.
  • Building entrances
  • An accessible entrance is located on the north side, center of the building. If the library is open and this entrance is locked, call the library (612-624-4281) to have a staff member unlock the door.
  • Elevators
  • The elevator is located in the middle of the building and is ramp-accessible from the second floor through the north entrance.
  • Restrooms
  • Restrooms are located on both the east and west ends of the fourth floor. A gender neutral restroom is located on the west end of the fourth floor, room 428.