Accessible PDFs in Databases
PDFs in library databases should be accessible. Faculty members should provide permanent links to articles and ebooks when available. For information on permanent links visit our Finding Permalinks and Stable URLs page.
If you encounter a PDF in a database that is not accessible or are unable to locate an existing electronic version of library materials contact the Digital Technology Web Supervisor to obtain an accessible pdf copy of the materials.
Library Publications in Alternative Formats
All public printed materials, including worksheets and pamphlets may be requested in an electronically accessible format. If in need of an alternative format, please contact the Library ADA Coordinator at 410-617-6872.
Retrieval and Circulation of Library Materials
Library users with disabilities may request assistance in retrieving and reshelving materials at the Help Desk on the main level of the library.
Designating a Proxy Authorized to Check Out Materials on Your Behalf
Users with disabilities may check out materials through regular circulation procedures. One may wish to have another individual (a proxy) check out requested materials on his/her behalf. To give proxy authorization to another person, write a letter that includes 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 LIBRARY MATERIALS charged to my library card by this authorization.
- Signature of student with disability
This note should be submitted to the Help desk and will be kept on file.
Photocopying & Scanning
Library users with disabilities may request assistance with scanning or photocopying at the Help Desk.
Video Captions & Transcripts
The Library subscribes to multiple streaming video databases, which provide access to closed captioning and transcripts. For information on how to use the closed captioning and transcript features, visit:
If you encounter a video in a streaming database without captions or a transcript please contact the Library ADA Coordinator at 410-617-6872.
The library provides access to individually licensed streaming videos and videos produced by Loyola and Notre Dame. Publicly available streaming videos include closed captions. Videos licensed for courses will be captioned on request. To request captioning for these videos, contact the Library ADA Coordinator at 410-617-6872.
The Library has an extensive collection of DVDs and VHS tapes. If captioning is needed, contact the Library ADA Coordinator at 410-617-6872.
If your class is scheduled for a research instruction session at the Library and you need special assistance, please contact the Research and Instruction Librarians to make a request for assistance in advance.