The Carl B. Ylvisaker Library is committed to providing equal access to library collections, services, and facilities for all library users. For collections that aren’t accessible, we strive to provide accommodations and timely access to users with disabilities.

Accessing Library Materials

For help accessing items at the library, contact the circulation desk by phone or email: 

For help accessing our Curriculum Collection, ask for help at the library's Curriculum Desk on the 2nd floor. 

Our OpenBook software can convert print books into an OCR electronic document. For help using this software, contact the library's reference desk:

Some of the Carl B.’s databases let you click on a button to listen to the text.

Physical Spaces

The Carl B offers many accessible study spaces including carrels, tables, and chairs found throughout the library.

  • Study Rooms: study rooms on the library’s first, third, and fourth floors can be accessed via the library elevator. 
  • Classrooms: the Library Classroom and the Library Instruction Lab are located on the second floor of the library and can be accessed via the library elevator. 
  • Printers: printers are located on the first and second floors of the library. The Fishbowl and Curriculum Center printers are at sitting height.
  • Bathrooms: the library has an accessible, gender neutral restroom just off the main entry of the library.

Campus and Community Resources

Visit these resources for additional accessibility help.