The UC San Diego Library is committed to providing access to library materials, programs, and services for all users. The Library will make every effort to accommodate reasonable requests from users with disabilities. If your disability is not readily discernible, please identify yourself as having a disability when seeking assistance.
Some disability support services are available to all library users and others are limited to UC faculty, students, and staff.
Accessible parking for library users with disabled placards is available in various locations on campus. Contact the Transportation Services at (858) 534-4223 for details. For specific information about Geisel Library parking for library users with disabilities, contact the Geisel Library Front Desk at (858) 534-0134.
All UC San Diego library buildings have electronic doors, elevators if multilevel, and accessible restrooms. Contact Front Desk staff at Geisel Library (858-534-0134) or the Biomedical Library Building (858-534-3253) for further assistance.
In addition to others throughout the library, wheelchair-accessible workstations are available in the following locations. Those in wheelchairs have priority use of these stations, though others may also use them.
If a disability prevents you from using keyboards to search online catalogs and/or using other library equipment or resources, library staff can assist you. At times, immediate assistance may not be available due to staffing or workload considerations. When possible, contact LearningSpaces@ucsd.edu in advance to make arrangements.
Library staff can retrieve known items (print material not currently checked out) from library shelves or other areas inaccessible to you. Whenever possible, contact Front Desk staff at Geisel Library (858-534-0134) or the Biomedical Library Building (858-534-3253) in advance to make arrangements. Same-day retrieval and/or number of items retrieved per day may be limited due to staffing or workload considerations.
At times, particularly during evenings and weekends, retrieval is not possible within two hours. In such cases, staff will make arrangements to have the material ready for pick up at the Library’s Front Desk the next working day.
Library users with valid UC San Diego Library borrowing privileges may designate another individual as a proxy to borrow materials for them if temporary or permanent disability prevents visiting the Library in person. Contact the Geisel Library Front Desk staff (858-534-0134) in advance to make arrangements.
Registered UC San Diego students are eligible for assistance from the Office for Students with Disabilities (OSD). OSD has equipped a computer room in the Geisel Library (2nd/Main Floor East, Room 2069) with adaptive equipment. OSD provides training for users authorized by OSD to use the equipment. For access to the room, show your AFA letter at the Geisel Front Desk. For other details on the OSD Room and other campus services for students, contact OSD at (858) 534-4382 (voice) or at (858) 534-9709 (TTY).
Service animals, though not therapy animals, are welcome in the UCSD Library. In order to help maintain a pleasant, productive, and safe environment for all Library users and staff, the Library requires service animals to be in proximity with their owner and under the owner’s control at all times. Service animals may not be left unattended under any circumstances. Service animals must be kept on a leash at all times. Details are forthcoming in a policy statement currently under development.
Patrons with disabilities whose needs are not addressed here or who have specific library access questions should contact:
9500 Gilman Drive 0175-N
La Jolla, California 92093-0175
Voice: (858) 534-1560
Kymberly Goodson (firstname.lastname@example.org or (858) 534-1271) can be contacted as a back-up.
Last updated: KG, 9/4/14