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.  The MSU Library provides access and services in support of this goal.

Physical Access


  • The entrance doors are accessible and powered.
  • The public elevator is accessible to all floors and services.
  • Public computers are available primarily on the 1st and 2nd floors. The first floor includes several accessible computers.
  • There is a ramp from the main level to 1st 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 Research Center.
  • Restrooms are on the 2nd and 3rd floors and in the basement.
  • Workshops and classes are held in the Heathcote classroom or the Innovative Learning Studio (ILS). The Heathcote classroom in the basement is accessible via the elevator; it has two accessible computers. The ILS is in the southwest corner of 1st floor. It is accessible via the ramp or the lift.
  • Two manually adjustable tables with computers are on the main level of the 1st floor, just below the Research Center. One of these computers is attached to a scanner.
  • One manually adjustable table with a computer and one motorized adjustable table with a computer are located on the 1st floor at the top of the ramp.
  • Two motorized adjustable tables are located on the north side of 3rd floor.

Visual Support


  • All public computers are installed with the following Microsoft Accessibility software: Windows Magnifier, Narrator, On-screen keyboard.
  • All public computers are installed with Read&Write Gold (RWG) software.
  • A book magnifier is located on the 4th Floor.


  • Borrow (in Main Lobby) offers assistance in retrieving materials.
  • Group Study Rooms are available for student use.
  • Request It! services can be used to get materials from other libraries or request scans of articles or book chapters in the Library's physical collection.

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