Accommodations for People with Disabilities

North Dakota State University Libraries are committed to providing equitable access to all NDSU students, faculty, and staff as well as members of the community. Libraries staff will make honorable and 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. More information on the Americans with Disabilities Act can be found at:

Computer Clusters

Information and Technology Services has installed Read and Write Gold software on all computers. This is a software tool that can help students improve reading, writing, research, and study skills. For more information about Read and Write Gold, please go to: To download the software to a campus computer go to:

The Assistive Technology Lab is located in the Quentin Burdick Building Room 150 E. 

Library Website

North Dakota State University 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 reference staff

Print Materials

Library staff at the check-out desk can retrieve books, dvds and other physical materials and hold them at the check-out desk for you. Call the check-out desk at 701-231-888 or use the Find or Request link in the library catalog:

Facilities Access

Main Library floor plan

There are handicap accessible doors on the North Side of the Library and an elevator just down the hall and to the left

Reference Assistance

Assistance is available in person, over the phone and through instant messaging during designated service hours. For phone numbers and hours of service go to:

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: 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. More information can be found here: and at

Users requiring adaptive technology are encouraged to contact Disability Services at  (701) 231-8463 or


For more information about NDSU Disability Services visit the Disability Services website at