The CCC Library provides specialized assistance and equipment for users who have a physical or learning disability that limits independent use of the library. The library will coordinate with the college's Disabled Students Programs & Services (DSPS) office if additional accommodations are needed. Please consult with a library staff member for assistance.
Patrons with disabilities have priority use of all specialized equipment. Other patrons are asked to yield this equipment gracefully when it is needed.
In the Library's Main Room:
In the Media Lab:
Additional equipment is available in the DSPS Office and High-Tech Lab.
Library staff members will assist you by:
If the library is busy and the particular assistance you need will be lengthy, a library staff member may ask you to return at a less busy hour. Please call the Reference Desk 510-215-4897 ahead of time to make an appointment for the following services:
COLLECTIONS and DATABASES
All of the Library's computer workstations are on adjustable tables. These workstations provide access to the CCC Library's online catalog and full-text databases via the Internet.
The National Library Service for the Blind & Physically Handicapped loans Braille, cassette and talking books, magazines, and playback equipment through a network of cooperating libraries. Its web site contains links to collection catalogs, a list of libraries, and a wealth of information pertinent to its users. The California State Library is the loan center for northern California. To apply for services, contact:
Braille & Talking Book Library
California State Library
P.O. Box 942837
Sacramento, CA 94237-001
Hours: 9:30am - 4pm Monday - Friday
Phone: 916-654-0640 or 800-808-2555
Contact the Disabled Students’ Programs and Services (DSPS) office in the Student Services Building, Room 109 for additional services available to CCC students with disabilities. 510-215-3969
Additional training may be available through the Center for Accessible Technology, a non-profit organization in Berkeley (2547 8th Street) that offers high tech aid to persons of all ages and ability levels. 510-841-3224
SEE ALSO the Disability Information site list linked to the CCC Site Guides page for additional resources (choose from drop-down menu).