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Services for Patrons with Disabilities

The faculty and staff of the University Libraries are committed to providing equal access to materials and services.

Building Access

Reserved parking is available in all campus parking lots.

Both Michener Library and the Skinner Music Library are wheelchair accessible.

Michener Library can be entered directly from the north entrance. The entrances on the west and east sides provide access to the lower level. The lower level entrance into the library is not open during all hours; consult the posted schedule located at the entrance for specific times. An elevator is available for access to all four floors of the library.


Retrieval of materials from the shelves
If you would like staff members to retrieve materials from the shelves, use the "Request" button in the online catalog. Materials will be pulled within 24 hours and held at the Circulation Desk at Michener Library or the Skinner Music Library. In addition, requests may be made in person at the circulation desks in each library, or by phone:

  • Michener Library Circulation Desk: 970-351-2671
  • Skinner Music Library Circulation Desk: 970-351-2439

Reference assistance, including database selection and search strategy formulation, is available to all library patrons. Patrons requiring assistance in typing or reading computer screens or printed materials should request a library research aide from Disability Support Services.

Other services
Special arrangements can be made to accommodate other needs. Please contact Sarah Vaughn, manager of Access Services, for more information. Call 970-351-1539 or email Sarah.Vaughn@unco.edu.


A computer workstation featuring an adjustable table and Zoom Text magnification software is available in the Michener Library Reference area.

Michener Library also houses an Assistive Technology lab, overseen by Disability Support Services. This area is available for use during all hours the library is open. If you haven’t used the technology before, please contact DSS for training. See their web site for a list of available equipment.