The CWU Libraries seeks to provide equitable access to library collections and services for individuals with disabilities. For additional information about accessibility at the library or to provide suggestions, please email firstname.lastname@example.org.
The parking lot closest to Brooks Library (lot P-8) has multiple designated disabled parking spots. You must have a valid CWU parking permit in addition to a state issued disabled parking license plate, state issued disabled permit, or a CWU disabled permit to park in these spots. Please refer to CWU's Parking Services for the most up-to-date information about parking on campus.
All floors of Brooks Library are accessible by both elevators.
Study rooms are located on the third and fourth floors, including two individual, quiet study rooms (390E and 390F). All study rooms are wheelchair accessible and are available for reservation on a first-come, first-served basis. Study rooms may be booked for up to two hours at a time, up to two weeks in advance with a CWU email address..
Service & emotional support animals
CWU Libraries adheres to CWU's service and emotional support animals policy.
Library Services & Technology
Upon request, library staff at any service desk will assist with the retrieval of books and media.
Persons with disabilities may assign a designee to check out library books on their behalf. By authorizing a designated proxy to check out materials, you acknowledge that you are responsible for all materials borrowed on your account. To authorize a proxy borrower on your account, contact email@example.com (email must originate from your CWU email address). Please include:
- Your full name and CWU ID number
- Your proxy’s full name and CWU ID number
- The dates the authorization will be in effect
CWU Libraries will contact you and your proxy once we have updated your account. Authorized proxy borrowers must present their CWU Connection Card to check out items. You will receive an email notification when items are checked out on your behalf. If there is any change in a proxy borrower’s status, please contact firstname.lastname@example.org.
The majority of the library's 300+ databases provide a help or accessibility section, which often contain search tips, screen reader compatibility, and more. Each database help or accessibility section will look different and contain varying levels of content. If you have any issues or questions, please contact the library.
Brooks Library has a dedicated adjustable workstation for use by students and other individuals with visual disabilities located on the first floor of the library in the Academic & Research Commons. It has an internet connection and is connected to a Merlin magnifier.
Central Access has developed the Central Access Reader (CAR), which is a free, customizable text-to-speech application designed specifically for students with print-related disabilities. Simply download CAR to your computer and it will read Word documents and pasted text.