Cornell University Library is committed to providing accommodations for patrons with disabilities. Patrons seeking assistance are encouraged to contact Bethany Silfer, disability services coordinator for the library system. Bethany will arrange for accommodations at any of the Ithaca campus Cornell libraries to enable you to make the most efficient use of the libraries facilities, materials and services.
- Contact information
- Assistive technologies at the libraries
- Access to materials
- Private study or work spaces
Bethany Silfer, library disability services coordinator: firstname.lastname@example.org; (607) 255-3758
Cornell Library Public Services Office: email@example.com; (607) 255-5069
Cornell University Disabilities Contact Information
Visit the Web site at http://www.cornell.edu/disability/.
Assistive Technology Centers in Mann, Olin and Uris libraries provide users with screen-readers, a Braille printer, e-text readers and software that converts e-text into MP3s and other audio files. Below is a list of locations of specific technologies.
|Olin Library & Uris Library|
In Olin, the station is located in the first-floor computing area. In Uris, it is located in the CIT Tower Lab on the Gallery Level.
CIT supports both hardware and software. User support is available from Cyrus Hamilton firstname.lastname@example.org in the Center for Learning and Teaching.
Library staff will page materials for you, or you may use any of the services listed below.
- See Delivery section of Borrowing and Delivery page for all service options.
- You can request that materials be paged and sent to the library of your choice.
- Library staff will scan a book chapter or journal article and send it to you as a PDF via e-mail to view on your own computer. This service is free for patrons with temporary or permanent disabilities. (Please note this on the request form.
- If Cornell does not own a particular book that you would like access to or Cornell’s copy is checked out to someone, you can search for the item in Borrow Direct. Borrow Direct is a shared database of 6 partnering institutions that share materials by shipping them rapidly to one another for a 42 day loan period. Turnaround is usually 1 week or less.
- Materials that Cornell does not own and that are not available through Borrow Direct are requestable through Interlibrary Loan.
Private Study or Work Spaces
- In some of the libraries, privately assigned study desks are available for semester-long use. Check with each individual library for more information.