Accessibility @ the Library

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Welcome To The Library

To ensure that all Loyola Marymount University students, faculty, staff, and visitors have access to the libraries' collections, resources and facilities, a variety of services are provided to assist users with disabilities. Anyone conducting research in the libraries may request staff assistance. 

Building Access

Users with disabilities can find accessible parking spaces located on Level 1 of Drollinger Parking Plaza. For more parking information including hourly fees, please visit LMU Parking and Transportation or call 310.338.1681. 

Students at LMU with temporary mobility impairments can consider Temporary Mobility Transportation to travel to the library, a service offered by the LMU Department of Public Safety. 

William H. Hannon Library is accessible by wheelchair and has elevator access to all three levels. Level 1 bathrooms are wheelchair accessible. During late nights and early mornings, the library is open only to the LMU Community. Visitors should check library hours

Events and Programming

Most library events are open to the public. For more information about upcoming library events or for information on ADA accommodations, please see our Events and Programming page

Library Instruction

Students requiring accommodation for library instruction will need to be registered with the Disability Support Service office and should notify their faculty before the library class session. 

Faculty requesting library instruction can provide accommodation information via our library instruction request form

Book Retrieval

We provide physical assistance to all users retrieving books from the Main Stacks by request at the Information Desk on Level 1 during regular library hours. Users with a library record can request all library materials online and pick them up at the Circulation Desk on Level 1. Visitors can request library materials from Basement Storage via a form available at the Circulation desk. 

Students registered with Disability Support Services should contact the Disability Support Services office should they require additional support accessing library materials including courses reserves. 



LMU students, faculty, and staff can access computers using their MyLMU login. Visitors must request a guest login according to . Short term access to library computers can be requested at the Information Desk on Level 1. 

Most library computers are Macs with Mac and virtual Windows desktop operating systems available. These computers have Voiceover (Mac) and Narrator (Windows) screen-reading options. Additional computer equipment and software is available for use: 

Level One:

  • Headphones available for check-out at the Circulation Desk. 
  • A magnifying glass is available at the Information Desk. 
  • Ear plugs are available at the Information Desk. 
  • Jaws (screen reader) on unnumbered black PC's next to HP printers.
  • Kurzweil (screen reader) on unnumbered black PC's next to HP printers.
  • Zoomtext (magnification and screen reader) on unnumbered black PC's next to HP printers.
  • CCTV Machine for magnification located by printers.

Students, faculty, and staff have access to additional equipment for check-out at the Circulation Desk on Level 1.  

Level Two:

There is an Infinity Two-Story worktable that is adjustable for single and multiple users. The table is located on the west side of the building near group study room 214. The worktable cannot accommodate more than 50 lbs. 

Printing, Scanning, and Copying

Users with disabilities can get printing assistance at the Information Desk on Level 1. See library printing for fees and options. 

There is an accessible scanner in the library Information Commons on Level 1. This scanner requires either a MyLMU or guest login to sign into the computer. There is no fee to scan in the library. For assistance using the scanner, please visit the Information Desk, also on Level 1.  

There is a copier on level 1 of the library, toward the back of the building. See library copying for fees. For assistance using the copier, please visit the Information Desk on Level 1. 

Service and Assistance Animals

Service animals are allowed in the library as outlined in the LMU campus policy.  

Assistance animals are not allowed in the library but are allowed in other resident spaces as outlined in the LMU campus policy

For additional assistance and questions on accommodations, please visit the Circulation or Information Desk on Level 1. 

First Year Seminar Information Literacy Tutorial

The First Year Seminar Information Literacy Tutorials were developed with consideration to accessibility guidelines. Each tutorial also has an accessible Word document version as an alternative. Every video featured in the First Year Seminar Information Literacy Tutorials have captions and transcripts in Word format. If you need additional assistance completing the tutorial, please contact your Instructional Design Librarian.