Accessibility in the Library
Resources for Accessibility & Instruction
Resources for instructors and students, including an Accessibility & Instruction Guide for instructors, instruction accommodations for students, and campus accessibility resources & information.
- The Service Desk (in the 1st floor lobby) offers assistance in retrieving materials, or users canplace a hold on items and pick them up at the service desk.
- Technology checkouts, including Laptops, iPads, Wi-fi Hot Spots, and headphones are available to borrow from the library Service Desk.
- There is an adjustable height counter at the Service Desk in the main lobby.
- Information for faculty about Proxy Borrowers.
- Schedule Research Consultation , with an option to specify any necessary accommodations.
- Reservable Study Spaces are available for the use of MSU students, faculty, and staff.
- See a full list of Assistive Technology & Software available in the libraryl
- Review our floor maps of the library.
- Review campus parking and accessibility information, for information on getting to the library.
- To request library materias to be converted to a more accessible format, submit an accessibility request.
- Request copies of Archives & Special Collections materials.
- For items the library does not have or book delivery services,use our Interlibrary Loan (ILL) service to get materials from other libraries. Accessibility of materials delivered through ILL depend on the lending library we get the material from. However, for ILL Accessibility Accommodations, users can add a note about accessibility needs when submitting a request and the library will do our best to meet those needs whenever possible.
For course material or textbooks that are not accessible, submit a request through the Office of Disability Services.
For academic accommodations, or testing accommodations, go to the Office of Disabilities Services website.
- If you need help in any other way, chat with us, email us, call us at (406) 994-4978, text us at (406) 962-0756, or contact the library.
We welcome your feedback on the accessibility of the MSU Library website, physical spaces, and services. Please let us know if you encounter accessibility barriers:
- E-mail us at: email@example.com
- Chat with us
- Call us at: (406) 994-4978
- Text us at: (406) 962-0756
- or Contact the library.
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.
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.
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:
These technologies are relied upon for conformance with the accessibility standards used.
MSU Library assessed the accessibility of the MSU Library website by the following approaches:
- 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.
Feedback & Formal Complaints
We welcome your feedback on the accessibility of the MSU Library website. Please let us know if you encounter accessibility barriers:
- E-mail us at: firstname.lastname@example.org
This statement was created on 28 April 2020 using the W3C Accessibility Statement Generator Tool. Updated July 26, 2022.
Last Updated By: Jacqueline Frank, in consultation with the Library Digital Accessibility Committee, July 26, 2022