The MSU Library is committed to providing equal access to library collections, services, and facilities for all library users. We are continually improving the user experience for everyone, and applying relevant accessibility standards in compliance with the Montana State University Web Accessibility Policy. Read the full MSU Library Accessibility Statement below. 
 

Accessibility Requests

For library collections that are not accessible, we are committed to providing reasonable accommodations and timely access to users with disabilities.

Physical Accessibility

Our split-level 1st floor hasa lift located across from the service desk, and a ramp located behind Brewed Awakening coffee shop. One public elevator is available and accessible to all floors and services.

Accessibility of Online Library Resources

Information on accessibiltiy goals & timeline related to online library content and resources. 

 

Accessibility  Resources

Resources for instructors and students, including an Online Accessibility & Instruction Guide as well as assistive technology available on public computers. 

MSU Library Accessibility Statement

The MSU Library is committed to providing equal access to library collections, services, and facilities for all library users. We are continually improving the user experience for everyone, and applying relevant accessibility standards in compliance with Montana State University Web Accessibility Policies  

For library collections that are not accessible, we are committed to providing reasonable accommodations and timely access to users with disabilities. For assistance, submit an accessibility request for library material, or contact the library.

Measures to Support Accessibility 

MSU Library takes the following measures to ensure accessibility of our website: 

  • Include accessibility throughout our internal policies. 
  • Integrate accessibility into our procurement practices: 
  • Provide continual accessibility training for our staff. 
  • Assign clear accessibility targets and responsibilities. 

Conformance Status 

The Web Content Accessibility Guidelines (WCAG) defines requirements for designers and developers to improve accessibility for people with disabilities. It defines three levels of conformance: Level A, Level AA, and Level AAA. The MSU Library website is partially conformant with WCAG 2.0 level AA. Partially conformant means that some parts of the content do not fully conform to the accessibility standard. 

Feedback 

We welcome your feedback on the accessibility of the MSU Library website. Please let us know if you encounter accessibility barriers: 

  • Phone: (406) 994-4978 

Technical Specifications 

Accessibility of the MSU Library website relies on the following technologies to work with the particular combination of web browser and any assistive technologies or plugins installed on your computer: 

  • HTML 
  • CSS 
  • JavaScript 

These technologies are relied upon for conformance with the accessibility standards used. 

Assessment approach 

MSU Library assessed the accessibility of the MSU Library website by the following approaches: 

  • Self-evaluation 
  • For library web content in the University Content Management System (CMS) the CMS Accessibility Checker provided by MSU Web & Digital Communications is used, based on the WAVE tool. 
  • For library web content outside the CMS, self-evaluation is currently being performed based on the WCAG 2.0 AA guidelines.  

Formal complaints 

For complaints, or if you have suggestions or comments, please contact the library. 

This statement was created on 28 April 2020 using the W3C Accessibility Statement Generator Tool. Updated 6.8.2020. 

Accessibility Requests & Feedback

For library collections that are not accessible, we are committed to providing reasonable accommodations and timely access to users with disabilities. For assistance, please submit an accessibility request for library material.

We are also committed to making our physical library spaces and services accessible to all users, and we know we can do better. Please email access@montana.libanswers.com or contact the library to let us know how we can improve.

For course material or textbooks that are not accessible, submit a request through the Office of Disability Services