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Services to Library Users with Disabilities

Rodney A. Briggs Library is committed to serving users with disabilities by providing special assistance to facilitate use of the collections and services. All staff working in public service areas of the library will make every effort to accommodate reasonable requests from users with disabilities.

Adjustable Tables

Briggs Library has four adjustable tables. Two manually adjustable tables and one electric adjustable table are located on the main second floor, an additional electric adjustable table is located on the third floor. Each is labeled as an adjustable table.

Assistive Technology

Briggs Library has the software Kurzweil 3000 installed on all computer lab 350A computers as well as Computer #3 on the third floor just behind the computer lab. Kurzweil 1000 is installed on all main floor public computers as well as Computer #4 on the third floor just behind the computer lab. The library also has two scanners with Adobe Professional installed on the adjacent computers located on the main floor. JAWS, Magnifier software, and a Duxbury Braille Translator is installed computer #4 located behind the library computer lab. Additional assistive technology such as portable magnifiers, is available through Disability Services, located in room 362A of Briggs Library.

Book Stack Assistance

If you need help retrieving a physical item from the shelf just ask for assistance at the reference desk or circulation desk. Someone will be glad to obtain the item for you. Requests for alternative formats should be directed to Disability Services or the Briggs Library reference desk as appropriate.

Building Entrance

The main entrance to Briggs Library is wheelchair accessible.

Databases

Briggs Library subscribes to a variety of databases provided by third-party vendors. User experiences may vary. If you need assistance searching our electronic resources please Ask A Librarian.

Elevators

Briggs Library has an elevator located by the interlibrary loan office that services all four floors.

Restrooms

Restrooms are located on the third floor of Briggs Library.

Contact Information

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

LeAnn Dean, Briggs Library Director
Email: deanl@morris.umn.edu
Phone: 320-589-6226

We also work closely with the Disabilities Services staff within the Office of Academic Success.

Disability Services
362A Briggs Library
600 Easth 4th Street
Morris, MN 56267
320-589-6178



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