University of Connecticut

Homer Babbidge Library Disabilities Services

The mission of the UConn Library is to provide every library patron with access to all library services, facilities, and collections.

Information for persons with disabilities using a library at a UConn Regional Campus is available at the various campus Web sites .

Information for Persons with Disabilties at the UConn Library, Storrs ONLY

Location and Driving Directions

Homer Babbidge Library Directions

Hours

Storrs Library Hours

Parking

Babbidge Library parking for those with a State of Connecticut Handicapped Parking Permit is available at the Dodd Research Center’s parking lot on the Library’s south side.

Accessible Parking Policies

Parking Map for Storrs Campus

Building Access – Babbidge Library

All three public Library entrances are equipped with automatic doors.

  • The north entrance, opposite the CUE Building, is at street level with elevators to the Plaza Level.
  • The south entrance, opposite the Dodd Research Center, is reached via a ramp.
  • The west entrance, across from the School of Business, is reached via a ramp.

UConn Library Services

Home Delivery

If you have a documented disability or temporary injury, you may receive home delivery of library materials. To apply for this option, please contact us to make arrangements. Please note that home delivery will take additional time, in some cases a week or longer.

Also, please note: you are responsible for the material from the point of its being mailed to you until we receive it back at our office, even if you do not receive the item. You are responsible for returning the item to us, in person, to any UConn Library, or via the mail at your own cost. You will be charged for materials that are lost or damaged in transit. If you choose to return by mail, we recommend that you insure the item and use a tracking service; also, be mindful of the due date and allow for time for the item to get back to us. You will be financially responsible for the item if we do not receive it back at our office.

Scanning Services

Students with documented disabilities approved for alternate formats by the Center for Students with Disabilities may request digitization of books in the Homer Babbidge Library, as well as books received through Interlibrary Services.

If you are requesting a scan of a UConn-owned item:

If you wish to receive this service, please contact the Interlibrary Services office at udoc@uconn.edu to sign up. We will confirm via email within three business days that you are registered for this service.

Requesting a Scan of a UConn-Owned Item or an Interlibrary Loan Item:

  • Follow the Request Service instructions here
  • Choose “Babbidge Library Circ” as your pickup location
  • In the “Comment” field, indicate: “PLEASE SCAN THIS MATERIAL INTO OCR FORMAT”
    If you are requesting a scan of an Interlibrary Loan item:
  • Go to the Interlibrary Services FAQ and follow the instructions for “How can I borrow a book, DVD, VHS, CD, music score, or other material not owned by UConn?”
  • Choose number 2: Use UConn WorldCat
  • Choose “Babbidge Library Circ” as your pickup location
  • Follow the note instructions on the FAQ, and indicate: “PLEASE SCAN THIS MATERIAL INTO OCR FORMAT”

Materials will be scanned and made available to you within 5 business days of their arrival in our office. Requests for multiple items may take longer. If you have any questions about your requests or are unable to access them, please contact our office at udoc@uconn.edu. If your software is unable to read the document, you may visit the Center for Students with Disabilities for technical assistance.

Services – All UConn Storrs Campus Libraries

The Libraries on the Storrs Campus provide individual assistance to persons with permanent or temporary disabilities. Services include, but are not limited to:

  • Orientation to the Babbidge Library building and other Storrs Campus libraries.
  • Retrieval of library materials held at the School of Fine Arts Resource Center, the Babbidge Library, Pharmacy Library, or regional campus libraries is made through. Interlibrary Services.
  • Assistance with research projects through our Subject Specialists.

Equipment – Babbidge Library

  • Accessible workstations designated for persons with disabilities
  • Kaman Assistive Technology Workstation, including:
    • Internet access
    • MS Office 2013
    • Dragon Naturally Speaking
    • Kurzweil 3000
    • ZoomText
    • Audacity

    Contact

    For questions or comments on the Uconn Library for Persons with Disabilities on the Storrs Campus, contact:

    David Avery
    Liaison for Patrons with Disabilities
    Homer Babbidge Library
    369 Fairfield Way, Unit 1005A
    Storrs, CT 06269-1005
     
    Phone: 860-486-1582