The Library strives to provide the best possible service to everyone regardless of ability.
If you need help please speak with staff at any of our service desks, call Circulation Services at (802) 443-5494, or email email@example.com.
To request accommodations not mentioned here, please contact the Middlebury Disability Resource Center (DRC).
Davis Family Library
There are two accessible parking spaces near the back entrance of Davis Family Library. To avoid ticketing, please ensure plates or placard are visible while parked in these spaces.
Learn more about parking on campus.
The main entrance is accessible by a paved path, though many approaches to the building include a slope. If you are able, enter the library through the main entrance.
The rear entrance on Storrs Ave. is about 100 feet from accessible parking spaces. Access through this entrance is granted to the following groups as needed:
- Contact ADA coordinators to request access
- Faculty and staff
- Contact Human Resources to request access
- Apply for access at Circulation Services. Access only granted to guests with government-issued disabled plates or placard
Please note that the Main Level and Lower Level have at-grade exits. The Upper Level and Mezzanines are accessible only by elevators, which may not be used in case of fire.
If you are a wheelchair user, and you can’t exit the building during a fire alarm, wait inside one of the stairwells for rescue personnel. If possible:
make note of the staircase number (1-4) and ask someone exiting the building to notify emergency responders of your location
call 911 from a cell phone to alert rescuers of your location.
The stairwells are designed as “safe zones” during a fire with doors that shut automatically and an independent air circulation system.
Elevator #2 in the northeast corner of the building is designed to operate on the emergency generator during a power failure.
Learn more about Davis Family Library.
Park in the designated spots next to McCardell Bicentennial Hall on Bicentennial Way.
Armstrong Library is located within McCardell Bicentennial Hall. Upon entering the building, take the elevator to the second level. The front door of Armstrong Library is diagonal to the elevators in the Great Hall. There are elevators inside Armstrong Library, located in the southwest corner.
Both of the emergency exits on the first level are at-grade. On the second (entry) level, the at-grade exit is through the front door and to the right.
All the elevators in McCardell Bicentennial Hall are designed to operate on the emergency generator during a power failure.
Learn more about Armstrong Library.
Davison Library at Bread Loaf
Park in the lot behind the Bread Loaf Inn.
Follow the sidewalk behind the Little Theatre towards the tennis courts. The main entrance to Davison Library faces the courts.
The Main Level and the Lower Level have at-grade exits, but the Upper Level is accessed only by the stairs. Please note that there are no elevators in Davison Library.
Learn more about Davison Library.
Request assistance from Circulation Services if you are unable to reach items, have trouble reading the call numbers, or in any way need help accessing materials.
Services in person at the Circulation Desk, phone, or email firstname.lastname@example.org.
Armstrong Library: (802) 443-5449
Davis Family Library: (802) 443-5494
Davison Library: (802) 443-2740
Assistive Equipment and Software
Equipment is available in Davis Family Library LIB 241 (on the main floor around the corner from the print and copy center) and Armstrong Library MBH 204 (in the alcove next to the printing room on the second level).
|Equipment or Software||Description||LIB 241||MBH 204|
|CCTV Magnifying Viewer||Versatile video magnifier||Yes|
|Dragon Voice Recognition (English and Spanish)||Speech recognition software for dictation and transcription||Yes||Yes|
|Zoomtext||Magnification and reading software||Yes||Yes|
|Kurzweil 3000||Education software that supports reading, comprehension, writing, assignments and tests||Yes||Yes|
|Outlook Magnifying Viewer||Yes|
|Scanner||Use for digitizing paper documents||Yes|
Sensus Access is a web-based, self-service application that allows users to automatically convert documents into a range of alternate and accessible formats.
Report a Problem
The Library is committed to ensuring our materials are accessible to all. If you encounter a web page or library resource that is inaccessible please report it to email@example.com.
Disability Resource Center
(802) 443-5936 (phone)
(802) 443-7437 (TTY)
(802) 443-2440 (fax)
Middlebury ADA Coordinators