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Services for LNDL Users with Disabilities

Library Materials

Retrieval and Circulation of Library Materials

Library users with disabilities may request assistance in retrieving materials from the stacks at the Help Desk. Users with disabilities may also request assistance from library employees engaged in reshelving library materials. To be sure staff is available to provide assistance, users may contact Danielle Johnson to arrange a time.

Book & Media Circulation

Users with disabilities may check out materials through regular circulation procedures. They may wish to have another individual (a proxy) check out requested materials for them. If so, they should write a letter giving the proxy authorization to check out materials in their name. This note will be kept on file at the Circulation Desk. The letter should include the following information:

  • Name of student with disability
  • Name of authorized person to check out the materials
  • Library card barcode number of student with disability
  • The statement: I understand I am responsible for ALL LNDL LIBRARY MATERIALS charged to my library card by this authorization.
  • Signature of student with disability
  • Date

Photocopying Assistance

Library users with disabilities may request assistance with scanning or photocopying at the Research & Instruction or Customer Services Desks.

Library Publications in Alternative Formats

All public printed materials, including worksheets and pamphlets, can be made available on white paper (for scanning) or can be downloaded and converted to plain text and sent electronically. Many of the printed materials are also available on our web page. Ask at the Research & Instruction Desk for more information.


Research Assistance

Research Assistance

Students with disabilities may request research assistance for course work by filling out the Research & Instruction appointment form, calling 410-617-6802, or contacting the Library Accessibility Coordinator, Danielle Johnson. Students requesting research assistance should make contact at least two days before research is to begin to allow the librarians to prepare.

Research & Instruction Librarians provide instruction in use of library tools including the Library's catalog and databases. Users can access the catalog and databases on the two campuses as well as from home with their campus login.


Research & Instruction Librarians present library instruction sessions at the request of faculty. If your class is having instruction and you need special assistance, please make the request for assistance in advance either through your faculty instructor or by contacting Research & Instruction Librarians at or 410-617-6802.

Physical Accessibility


There are specially designated parking spaces for individuals with disabilities in the parking lot adjacent to the Loyola/Notre Dame Library.

Library Entrances

Wheelchair access is available at the main entrance to the Library. Patrons should arrive by the east walkway, which is closest to the parking lot.


All floors of the library can be reached by public elevators. If you need assistance entering and exiting the elevator, please ask at the reference or circulation desks.

Restroom Facilities

Accessible restrooms are located on the lower level of the library.


Loyola and Notre Dame faculty, students, and staff with disabilities may request a guided tour of the library and its facilities. Contact the Library Accessibility Coordinator Danielle Johnson at 410-617-6872, to arrange for a personal tour.

Evacuation Procedures

If the building is evacuated, library users who need assistance should wait inside the nearest stairwell. Designated library employees clear the building during an emergency, check the stairwell entrances for library users who require assistance, and will notify Emergency personnel. Fire Department personnel also routinely check stairwell entrances during a fire emergency.