Accommodations for People with Disabilities

NDSU Libraries are committed to providing equitable access to all NDSU students, faculty, and staff as well as members of the community. The Libraries staff will make good faith efforts to understand and accommodate reasonable requests for assistance in accessing, obtaining, and utilizing library resources, materials, and services. NDSU Libraries will comply with the Americans with Disabilities Act and collaborate as necessary with the appropriate university resource centers.

Computer Clusters

Information and Technology Services has installed Read & Write software on all computers. This is a software tool that can help students improve reading, writing, research, and study skills. To download the software to a campus computer visit the Read & Write page in the ITS Knowledge Base.

Visit Disability Services Assistive Technology for more information on student support.

Libraries Website

NDSU Libraries are committed to making the information on our website easy to access.  If you have questions or difficulty with access issues please contact the Circulation Desk at 701-231-8888.

Electronic Journals, Books, and Databases

Users requiring assistance accessing NDSU Libraries’ electronic resources should contact the Main Library Reference Desk.

Print Materials

Libraries staff can retrieve physical items and place them on hold for you. For further information visit our Material page and choose "Requesting Materials from NDSU Libraries" or call the Main Library Circulation Desk at 701-231-888.

Facilities Access

Main Library floor plan

Reference Assistance

Assistance is available in person, over the phone and through chat during designated service hours. For phone numbers and hours of service visit our Reference Desk page.

Adaptive Technology

The Library of Congress National Library Service for the Blind and Handicapped has a mobile app called BARD Mobile. It is a free, web-based service that provides access to thousands of braille and talking books, magazines, and music scores. For more information visit That All May Read or call 1888-NLS-READ

The National Library Service also provides music textbooks, scores, and reference materials, in large print and braille, and loans special playback machines needed to use audio materials.

Users requiring adaptive technology are encouraged to contact Disability Services at 701-231-8463 or ndsu.disability.services@ndsu.edu

For more information about disability services visit the NDSU Office of Disability Services website.