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ADA Access & Services

Montana State University is committed to affording students, faculty, staff, and visitors with disabilities the opportunity to participate in the university's academic and non-academic activities by providing access and reasonable accommodations that may be necessary to assure access. MSU Libraries provides access and services in support of this goal.

Physical Access in the Buildings

Renne Library Facilities1st floor physical access map

  • The entrance doors are accessible and powered.
  • The public elevator is accessible to all floors and services.
  • Public computers are available primarily on the first and second floors. The first floor includes one accessible computer.
  • There is a ramp from the main level through Heathcote Court to first floor. The ramp is located to the left of and behind The Brewed Awakening coffee bar.
  • A lift is available in the main lobby for access to the first floor and the Reference area.
  • Restrooms are on the second and third floors and in the basement.
  • Workshops and classes are held in the Library classroom is the basement. It is accessible via the elevator and has two accessible computers.
  • Two manually adjustable tables with computers on the first floor.
  • One manually adjustable table on the first floor at the top of the ramp.
  • One motorized adjustable table on the first floor at the top of the ramp.
  • For items we do not own: Interlibrary Loan (ILL) will obtain these for you from other libraries.

Visual Support

  • MAGic Screen-Magnification Software: This will magnify computer screen content 1x to 16x it's original image size. This is available in the following locations:
  • All public computers are installed with the following Microsoft Accessibility software: Windows Magnifier, Narrator, On-screen keyboard.

Services

  • Reference offers assistance in library research, citations, online searching, locating materials, and use of adaptive technology.
  • Circulation (in Main Lobby) offers assistance in retrieving materials.
  • Spain-Sedivy Resource Center (basement) has three scanner/readers for the visually impaired. Additionally, they have a microfiche reader that is wheel-chair accessible.
  • Group Study Rooms are available for student use.
  • Interlibrary Loan ILL) can get items from other libraries.

For more information about accessibility around campus, including a campus map, see Access for People with Disabilities.