Reading Room Access
Access to the library is by elevator. All publicly accessible spaces in OHS’s research library (Level 4) meet ADA standards.
Reference staff are happy to assist with providing access to reference books in the reading room. All other collections are in closed stacks; library staff will retrieve and deliver these collection items to researchers.
Magnifying glasses and sheets are available upon request from the reference desk. Please note that magnifying devices should not be placed in direct contact with archival materials.
Public Access Computers
The Technology Hub’s public access computers at the end of each row are on height-adjustable desks for easy access for researchers with a mobility aid or wheelchair. Chairs provided at all stations in the Technology Hub are height- and ergonomically-adjustable and mobile.
Large trackball mice and large type keyboards are available from the reference desk. Researchers are also welcome to provide their own assistive equipment and aids.
Reading Room Tables and Seating
Both stationary and height-adjustable tables are available for researchers in the reading room. Height- and ergonomically-adjustable and mobile chairs can also be provided.
The library’s reference desk has both standing-height and wheelchair-height access with generous clearance on all sides.
The library does not issue library cards and does not circulate materials but does require registration. Reference staff are available to assist with this process as needed.
All library restrooms are single occupancy, ADA accessible, and gender-neutral. ADA-accessible drinking fountains are nearby.