Find information on spaces, staff, and services.
The UW-Madison libraries are committed to providing access to all library facilities and collections for people with disabilities. Whenever possible, the libraries will select and acquire resources and technologies that are accessible to all in full compliance with the Americans with Disabilities Act. For those parts of the historical library collections that are not accessible, the libraries are committed to providing reasonable accommodations and timely access in appropriately reformatted media that are accessible to library users with disabilities.
If you need a resource or accommodation that is not listed on this page, please contact Todd Michelson-Ambelang:
Please do not share your disability or medical information in your email or phone message. If further information is needed, you will be notified.
Every library location has at least one accessible entrance. Please see this Campus Building Locations and Entrances list for details.
For information on accessible transportation options and accessible parking on campus, please see Transportation Services. Note that you must have a UW Disabled (UW DIS) permit to use campus disabled parking stalls. State of Wisconsin Department of Transportation (DOT) disabled permits are not sufficient to use campus parking stalls, and you will receive a ticket.
Service animals are welcome in the Libraries. Campus has more information about Assistance and Service Animals. In addition, please see campus policy about service animals. The Libraries do not allow Emotional Support Animals inside buildings.
The Libraries offer a variety of spaces to meet a diverse range of needs, including:
Check out the Locations page to filter library locations by space features. If you need specialized furniture or equipment, please ask for help at the information desk at any library.
Information about restrooms with accessible, single stall, and baby changing spaces can be found using the Libraries Location page.
The Libraries have a variety of software and equipment to support student, faculty, and staff needs. Individual library locations may have additional equipment. If you need specialized furniture or equipment, please ask for help at the information desk at any library.
The McBurney Center Learning Resources Room located in Memorial Library room 377 has the following assistive technology available for students:
For immediate help in any library, go to an information desk. Staff can help you access:
The Libraries are able to convert text formats to a variety of alternatives. We provide format conversion for our own books, as well as for books we receive from UW-System and Interlibrary Loan. Students should make requests through the McBurney Center. Faculty or Staff should reach out to their Divisional Disability Representative. Visitors or those with general questions should email Todd Michelson-Ambelang: email@example.com
To report an e-resource accessibility issue, contact the E-Resource Accessibility Team.
Requesting & Picking Up Materials
Remote Delivery Service
Graduate students, faculty, and staff may request books and other materials to be shipped to them via Remote Delivery. Undergraduates with disabilities, regardless of university status or location, may be eligible for Remote Delivery. Undergraduates with disabilities should first contact the McBurney Center who will email library staff to set-up their account.
The Libraries strive to provide instruction that is inclusive and accessible to all students. For more information and considerations for instructors, please see Accessibility Considerations for Your Librarian Class Visit.
For individualized assistance with research plans that meet your accommodation needs, help using assistive software, and learning about assistive resources and services, please contact Todd Michelson-Ambelang: firstname.lastname@example.org
In addition to Libraries-specific resources, there are many campus and community resources to support accessibility.