Access and Services for Persons with Special Needs
The Americans with Disabilities Act of 1990 and Section 504 of the Rehabilitation Act of 1973 require public and private educational institutions to provide equal access to all students and staff with special needs. If you have concerns or questions about physical access or services in the SLU libraries that aren't addressed here, please contact us:
ODY Library - Rhonda Courtney, Access Services Librarian (315) 229-5479
Launders Science Library - Nicole Nawalaniec, Science Librarian (315) 229-5405
Parking and building access
A reserved parking space is available in the small parking lot directly behind the library off Park Street. There is a ramp leading to the rear entrance from this lot. Additional ADA parking spaces are available across Park Street in the F lot. The main and rear entrances to the library are barrier-free.
Launders Science Library:
ADA parking is available in the C and J lots. The library is on the second floor of Madill Hall. Enter the building through the breezeway connecting Madill and Brown Hall to access the elevator on the first floor of Madill.
A campus map including the libraries and parking lots is available at http://www.stlawu.edu/campus-map. Please be aware that in order to park on campus you must register your vehicle with the Security and Safety Office. Call (315) 229-5555 for more information.
All levels of both libraries can be reached by elevator. Restrooms designated for public use are wheelchair accessible and equipped with grab bars. Computer classrooms, workstations, and photocopy rooms are wheelchair accessible. Library staff at any public service desk can assist you with using the copiers. Group study rooms are available in both libraries for those who work with a reader.
Finding and using library materials
Library staff can provide physical assistance with searching the libraries' online catalog or other electronic resources.
Library stacks are wheelchair accessible. Library staff at any public service desk can help you with retrieving materials from the shelves if you need assistance.
The St. Lawrence University Libraries' web pages comply with Web Accessibility Initiative (WAI) Priority 1 Guidelines.
For more information about support services and programs for students with special needs at St. Lawrence University, contact the Office of Accommodative Services at