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D. Hiden Ramsey Library, University of North Carolina at Asheville

Using the Library: Accessibility

Library Accessibility

Ramsey Library is committed to providing physical access to materials and resources for all library users.

UNC Asheville students, faculty, staff, and other users who require assistance in pulling materials from less accessible areas or in using self-service equipment and services may request assistance from personnel at the following service desks: Circulation, Research & Technology, Interlibrary Loan, Media Design Lab, and CrAFT Studio.

Please feel free to ask for assistance if you need it. All requests are strictly confidential.

Building Accessibility

Building Accessibility

Accessible parking is available at the end of Library Lane.

For wheelchair access to the library, please call 828-251-6336 for assistance in gaining entry from Library Lane.

Accessible sidewalk access is available from parking lots P24 & P27 (map). See all accessible parking options on campus.

Accessible Campus Shuttle Service is available from all lots on campus.

An elevator at the rear of the building provides accessible access to all three floors.

Ask for staff assistance in locating wheelchair accessible restrooms, computers, and drinking fountains.

Remote Reference Assistance

Services & Resources


  • Material retrieval
  • Material copying/scanning
  • Electronic resource assistance
  • Assistance in obtaining ABC Express, Interlibrary Loan, and Reserve Materials
  • Assistance in using media equipment
  • Assistance in using assistive technologies

Adaptive Software

  • JAWS, Read & Write Gold and ZoomText software

Adaptive Equipment (available for use with adaptive software)

  • Noise Reduction Headphones
  • Headset with Microphone
  • Dedicated Study Carrel (available to students registered with the Office of Academic Accessibility)
  • PC with adaptive software installed
  • Detachable wireless keyboard
  • Scanner
  • Large table suitable for group work
  • Large monitor with adjustable positioning wall bracket