Accessibility in the Library
Library Accessibility Services
- There is an adjustable height counter at the Service Desk in the main lobby.
- 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.
- To request library material in a more accessible format, submit an accessibility request.
- For items the library does not have, Request It! through Interlibrary Loan to get materials from other libraries.
- Technology checkouts, including Laptops, iPads, and Wifi HotSpots
- Schedule Research and Technology Consultations.
- Reservable Study Spaces are available for student use.
- If you need help in any other way, please 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:
- Third-party electronic resources
- Software (statement forthcoming)
- 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.
We welcome your feedback on the accessibility of the MSU Library website. Please let us know if you encounter accessibility barriers:
- E-mail: firstname.lastname@example.org
- Phone: (406) 994-4978
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.
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.
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 email@example.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. The Office of Disability Services
For academic accomodations, or testing accomodations, see the Office of Disabilities Services website.
Last Updated By: Jacqueline Frank, in consultation with the Library Digital Accessibilty Committee, 03-09-2021