Q. What services does SAIS Library provide for persons with disabilities?


SAIS Library serves patrons with disabilities by providing special assistance to facilitate the use of the Library and its collections.

If you have a disability that limits your independent use of the Library, please consult a librarian for assistance. If you require assistive technology, the Library will make every reasonable effort to accommodate your needs; all such accommodations must be arranged prior to your use of the Library.

Staff and faculty members should contact the SAIS Human Resources Office at (202) 663-5655. Students should contact the SAIS Office of Student Services at (202) 663-5705.

Ways in which the Library can assist you: 

  • Providing a personal tour of the Library.
  • Facilitating your use of Catalyst.
  • Filling out hold slips or other library forms.
  • Retrieving books from stacks and shelf areas (depending on the availability of library staff.).
  • Photocopying a limited number of pages from books and journals at the usual library rate.
  • Providing help with use of the Library's electronic resources, including electronic reserves.
  • Providing help with use of the Library's print reference collection.
  • If library staff are busy and the assistance you need requires an extended period of time, you may be asked to return at a less busy time or make an appointment. You are responsible for complying with due dates and other library borrowing rules for all materials checked out in your name.  

For additional information, please see the SAIS Director of Student Life's Disability Services site

  • Last Updated Dec 11, 2018
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  • Answered By Stephen Sears

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