Attention:

Due to courses moving to online, students, faculty or staff with disabilities who require research or library assistance should contact Debbie Krahmer dkrahmer@colgate.edu directly for modified library services. This may include material digitization, document delivery, or accessible remediation of documents. The Libraries are closed to the public until further notice. 

OVERVIEW

Contact

Students requiring service modifications should contact Lynn Waldman, Office of Academic Support and Disability Services, 315-228-7375, or lwaldman@colgate.edu. General questions about accessibility in the libraries can be directed to Debbie Krahmer, dkrahmer@colgate.edu.

Borrowing Services (Circulation, Reserves, Borrowing from Other Libraries)

  • Learning Ally membership and digitization of materials (alternative formats) are available through Lynn Waldman's office
  • Extended loan periods.
  • Dorm or office delivery of materials.  
  • Help getting material from the shelves.
  • Renewal of materials by phone or online.
  • Checkout of equipment (noise-cancelling headphones, high quality microphone, USB drive with screen-reader program)

Research Assistance

Services offered by the research librarians:

  • Research development and assistance (one-on-one appointments are available)
  • For other services, please contact Debbie Krahmer.

Services offered by Special Collections & University Archives

  • Digitization.
  • Contact University Archivist Sarah Keen for direct assistance.

Building Access

  • Case-Geyer: Reserved parking spaces are available near the Level 3 entrance on the East parking lot (facing Admissions/JB Colgate building). The lower-lot (West) near JC Colgate and Little Hall also has reserved parking; however there is a steep ramp to reach the Level 3 entrance. The Level 5 entrance has a steep ramp leading to the bridge.
  • Cooley: There are reserved parking spaces available on Academic Drive, near the entrance of the library.
  • Floor plans of the libraries’ spaces are available online, as well as in directories throughout the building, and paper fliers are available at the service desks.
  • An adjustable height table is available on level 3 of Case-Geyer.

Bathrooms

  • Every floor in Case-Geyer has a fully compliant ADA accessible stall in the men’s and women’s bathrooms, located on the West side of the building. Level 4 also has a gender-neutral single stall bathroom with locking door and extra space for mobility. It is located directly across from the West-side elevator on Level 4. 
  • Cooley Science Library has a fully compliant ADA stall in the bathrooms outside of library entrance in the basement of McGregory.

Accessible Technology Workroom

Case-Geyer room 555D contains two computers with extra assistive technology hardware and software. The room can be reserved through a Standard Room Request on EMS, and the room key is checked out at the Circulation Desk on Level 3. The space is sound-proofed more than other rooms in the library, and can be used as a quiet space for decompression.

 

PC:

  • 24" high-resolution monitor
  • ZoomText Large Print Keyboard
  • ZoomText Magnifier version 10
  • Sennheiser PC131 headsets (headphones and microphone)
  • Epson Scan
  • Windows 7 Enterprise 64bit
  • Dragon NaturallySpeaking Home Edition voice recognition software, version 12
  • ABBYY FineReader Pro 12 (includes support for Arabic and other languages)
  • Kurzweil 1000 v. 13 with MP3 for visually impaired
  • Kurzweil 3000 for Windows for individuals with learning disabilities (currently unavailable)
  • Inspiration 9.0.3 for mindmapping
  • Express Scribe Transcription Software
  • NVDA Screen Reader

iMac:

  • 27" high-resolution monitor
  • ZoomText Large Print Keyboard
  • Sennheiser PC131 headsets (headphones and microphone)
  • Mac OS X 10.11 El Capitan
  • Dragon Dictate 5 voice recognition software
  • ABBYY FineReader Pro version 12.1.5
  • Kurzweil 3000 for Mac for individuals with learning disabilities (currently being upgraded)
  • Inspiration 9.2 for mindmapping
  • Express Scribe Transcription Software

A scanner is available in the room for conversion of printed text to digital.  2  Acoustic Noise Cancelling headphones and 4 High quality USB microphones are available for checkout at the Circulation Desk on Level 3. Other equipment, including transcription pedals, circulate through ITS.