General Services

Overview

The University Libraries are dedicated to providing inclusive and accessible service to all library users. We partner with the Office of Disability Services to ensure we are providing access to library collections and services for individuals with disabilities.

Services

Research Service

We provide general reference service to identify and access reference materials and tools. We generally limit reading and assistance with the use of collections or equipment to five minutes.

If you need more in-depth research assistance, please call (937) 775-2925 or make an appointment.

Materials Retrieval

We pull materials from the stacks for users who are unable to reach materials by themselves. Whenever possible we retrieve materials immediately, but at times we may need twenty-four hours to provide this service. To ensure prompt service contact Resource Delivery Services or call (937) 775-2525 to schedule an appointment.

Study Rooms

Study Rooms may be reserved by Wright State students, faculty, and staff who require quiet study space. Reserve online or call (937) 775-2925.

Document Delivery

Library users with disabilities who need assistance with photocopying or with scanning to create accessible electronic versions of library materials may use our interlibrary loan and document delivery service. Contact Interlibrary Loan in our Resource Delivery Services Department or call (937) 775-2525 prior to initiating your request. Once requested, the scanned article will be posted to your interlibrary loan account where you can retrieve it at your convenience.

Proxy Borrowing

Library users may identify a proxy borrower who can check out library materials for them. Contact the Resource Delivery Services Department or call (937) 775-2525 to register your proxy borrower.

Physical Assistance

We continue to remove physical barriers whenever possible. If barriers exist, please notify library staff and we will provide necessary assistance.

Completion of Forms

We provide assistance to complete library forms at all service points. TTY/TDD Telephone Services for Patrons with Hearing Impairments is available. We contract with a communication relay service for questions about your library account or for brief reference questions. For TTY/TDD access, call (800) 750-0750 or 711.

Personalized Services

The University Libraries provide disability-related accommodations, and individuals are responsible for independently using library resources. If you are a Wright State student who requires personalized assistance, such as personal reading, photocopying, typing or note-taking, we encourage you to contact the Office of Disability Services at (937) 775-5680; TTY (937) 775-5844.

Disability-Related Accommodations for Workshops and Presentations

These accommodations may include sign language interpreters, large print handouts, or other accommodations to achieve equal access to a library program. With one week advance notice the University Libraries and the Office of Disability Services will provide special accommodations for library workshops and programs.

If a service you need from the libraries is not listed, please stop at any service desk for more information or contact Sue Polanka, University Librarian, at sue.polanka@wright.edu.