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Library Services for Persons with Disabilities

Folsom Lake College Library is committed to providing access to library materials and services to all students. Library staff is available to assist library patrons whose disabilities limit their use of the Library's facilities and resources. If services are needed beyond those listed, or if you have questions or suggestions, please contact Rebecca Mendell, Public Access Services Librarian, at (916) 608-6708 or mendelr@flc.losrios.edu.

Disabled patrons requiring more extensive assistance or who routinely need additional help using the library may be referred to Disabled Students Programs & Services (DSP&S) for better accommodation. Students may contact DSP&S prior to visiting the library to arrange for the assistance necessary to make the most effective use of library resources. For more information, contact DSP&S at (916) 608-6611.

Assistive Technology
Disabled Students Programs & Services offers assistive technology available in Room 152, located in the Computer Lab. Use of this room and assistance with assistive technology must be coordinated through DSP&S. Library & Computer Lab staff cannot checkout this room to patrons or assist with adaptive technology.

 

Computers/Study Areas
Computers on height adjustable tables are available in the Library next to the Reference Desk. Two study carrels with height adjustable tables are also available near the reference desk. Priority is given to disabled students. If the station is occupied by a non-disabled patron, please come to the Reference Desk for assistance.


Emergency Procedures
The Library is concerned with the safety of persons with disabilities. In the event of a library evacuation, staff conducts a sweep of the entire building advising all patrons that an evacuation is in progress. Disabled students will be assisted, if necessary, to the nearest exit. Procedures concerning the proper evacuation of persons with disabilities are located in the Folsom Lake College Emergency Procedures Guide, available at the Reference Desk.

 

Library Handouts
The Library provides instructional handouts on various library services and instructional materials. Please contact Rebecca Mendell (916) 608-6708 or
mendelr@flc.losrios.edu for details on obtaining these materials in an alternate format.

Library Instruction
If you require any special accommodation during a library instruction, please notify either your instructor or James Telles (916) 608-6528 or
tellesj@flc.losrios.edu at least one week prior to the instruction you are attending. Drop-in library instructions are also available throughout each semester. Click here for a full detailed schedule.

Parking
Folsom Lake College provides spaces which are designated for use by disabled persons who possess a valid DMV placard/license plate. A current validated DMV plate/placard must be properly displayed along with a Folsom Lake College long term or daily parking permit to park in the disabled parking spaces.

Photocopying/Printing
Library and Computer Lab staff can assist disabled patrons with the use of the copy and print stations. For special copy and print needs, please contact DSP&S at (916) 608-6611.

Reference Services
Librarians are available to help students, faculty and staff with their research needs at the Library Reference Desk. Librarians are on duty at the Reference Desk, Monday – Thursday from 8:00 am to 8:00 pm and Friday from 8:00 am to 4:30 pm. If you need research assistance from off-campus, please call the Reference Desk at (916) 608-6612. If we are assisting another patron, please leave a message with your contact information, and we will return your call as soon as possible. Students may also use the
Ask-a-Librarian reference form (allow one business day for a reply).

Remote Access to Electronic Resources
Students may access the
Library Catalog and Research Databases from off-campus. Instructions for off-campus access are available here.

Restrooms
There are restrooms located in the corridors outside of the Library and Computer Lab. See staff for directions to the nearest restroom.

Retrieving Materials
Library staff can assist patrons in obtaining materials from shelves that are inaccessible to the patron.

Study Rooms
A study room with adaptive technology is located in Room 152 in the Computer Lab. This room is designated as a library study room for use by students with disabilities, whether individually or with an attendant or reader. Use of the room must be coordinated through DSP&S. The Library and Computer Lab also have study rooms available for quiet study. Please go to the Circulation Counter or Information Desk to check out a study room. Some of these rooms are equipped with TVs with built in VCR/DVDs. Media housed in the FLC Library are closed captioned.

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