Accessibility in the Library

Torreyson Library is committed to providing equitable and accessible resources and services.

For Help Contact:
Reference Desk, first floor: (501) 450-5224
Circulation Desk, first floor: (501) 450-3174

If you have an accessibility issue or concern, please use our Report an Accessibility Issue form.

Getting to the Library

Parking and Shuttle Routes

The UCA Disability Resource Center provides maps showing parking lots, building entrances, and shuttle routes for the entire campus.

Building Entrance

Universal entry to the Torreyson Library is provided at the south (front) entrance, with power-assisted doors. Ramp access is west of the main entrance.

The north entrance directs through Starbucks. This entrance is locked when Starbucks is closed, although the rest of the library may be open. The north entrance door is not power-assisted.

Library Facility

Collaborative Area

The 1st floor of the library is designated as collaborative work space. An accessible individual study room is located in the southwest corner next to the Archives.

Quiet Area

The 2nd floor of the library is designated as quiet study space. An accessible individual study room is located next to the west elevator.

Elevators

Elevators on both east and west sides of the library provide access to the 1st and 2nd floors only. Both elevators have Braille and tactile numbering and lettering both outside and inside.

Drinking Fountains

Accessible drinking fountains are located on the 1st and 2nd floors just east of the large study rooms and south of the vending machines. Select fountains on both floors are equipped with hydration stations to facilitate filling water bottles.

Lactation Suite

A Lactation Suite is available to provide nursing mothers with a private, sanitary, and comfortable room to express, collect, and/or store breast milk. The Torreyson Library Lactation Suite is located on the southwest end of the 2nd floor, and there are additional locations throughout campus.

Restrooms

Gender neutral, accessible restrooms are located on the first floor across from the west elevator. These restrooms are also equipped with changing tables.

Service Animal Policy

The library allows service animals as outlined in the UCA Board Policy 414 regarding animals on campus.

Technology

Assistive Technology

JAWS computer software is available on desktop computers in the first floor computer lab. Braille keyboards are available upon request at the Computer Support Office. Accessible desktop computers are located near the Circulation Desk. For assistance with changing computer settings, please visit the Computer Support Office next to the computer lab.

Other assistive technology resources can be accessed through the UCA Disability Resource Center.

Group Computer Lab

Located in the southeast corner of the first floor, the group computer lab is equipped with three extra large computer monitors. Wireless keyboards and mice are available for check-out at the Circulation Desk.

Headphones

Headphones are available for check-out at the Circulation Desk on the 1st floor of the library.

Library Services

Reference Services

Assistance with library resources is available at the Reference Desk, by phone at (501) 450-5224, and by email.

For more in-depth, time-intensive research assistance in a quiet setting, schedule an appointment with a Research Coach. Sessions can be scheduled in person or online via Google Hangouts.