Services for Patrons with Disabilities

Our aim is to make sure that you have what you need from us both online and in person. Whether you're meeting a group for a project, researching for class, or looking for a place to relax, we work to make sure the library space and services are accessible to everyone. Start your visit with barrier-free parking and elevators, then spread out and collaborate at one of many carrels and tables or tackle that research project with a visit to the Library Services Desk or Ask a Librarian online. The library is designed to accommodate and empower.

Visiting and Accessing Park Library


Hours for the Libraries are posted can be found here.


There are six non-metered barrier-free (handicapped) parking spots on Library Drive directly SOUTH of the Park Library. There is also metered parking on Franklin Street directly across the street from the library's NORTH entrance. Non-metered barrier-free (handicapped) parking spots are available in all campus parking lots, including Lot 18, adjacent to Finch Fieldhouse NORTH of the library, and Lots 27 and 28, which are directly EAST of the building.


Elevators are located in front of the Information Desk in the first-floor lobby.

Carrels and Tables

Carrels and tables for library patrons in wheelchairs are located on every floor of the library.

Research Help

Please visit the Library Services Desk on the second floor for help locating information. If you'd like to schedule a one-on-one reference consultation with a librarian you can do so online, through email or call 989-774-3114

Retrieving Materials


You may have books retrieved and held for you at the Library Services Desk on the second floor. You can use the 'place a hold' option in Smart Search. Or you can call 774-3114 or email and provide us with the call number(s) and title(s) of the book(s) you wish to check out.

Periodicals and Government Documents:

Most of our periodical subscriptions and articles are available through Smart Search. Some physical periodicals are located on the third floor and do not circulate. They can, however, be scanned or photocopied. If you need assistance, please contact the Library Services desk. Many government documents are online and some are also located on the second floor and may be checked out.

Non-Print Media:

DVD and VHS video recordings are available at the Library Services Desk. Call 774-3114 for more information.​

Clarke Historical Library:

The Clarke Historical Library is located on the first floor of the Park Library. Although use of their materials is restricted to the Clarke Reading Area, special arrangements can be made for patrons with disabilities. In addition, some materials have been made available online through their website. Call 774-3352 to learn more.


To schedule services in advance or to reach out with questions, feel free to contact us.

Susan Powers, Manager of Access and User Services: 989-774-3114.