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  SEAS/Student and Employee Accessibility Services

In coordination with SEAS/Student and Employee Accessibility Services, the Brown University Library provides accommodations for library users.

Some of the thousands of electronic resources and ebooks provided by the Library may not be compatible with assistive technologies, such as JAWS. Contact for assistance.

Reference and Library Assistance
Chat:   BULChat or chat directly from this page
In Person:  at all Libraries
Phone:  Rockefeller Library (401) 863-2165
           Sciences Library/Friedman Center (401) 863-3333

Building and Study Space Accessibility
The Rockefeller Library, Sciences Library and the Friedman Study Center, Orwig, Art Slide Library, and the John Hay Library have accessible entrances and are equipped with elevators. Adjustable height study tables are available in the Rock and Friedman Study Center.

Rockefeller Library
  • Ramp at front entrance on Prospect Street
  • Hours / Website
  • Phone: (401) 863-2165
Sciences Library and the Friedman Study Center
  • Ramp at entrance on Thayer Street
  • Hours / Website
  • Phone: (401) 863-2165
Orwig Music Library
  • Ramp open during business hours
  • Hours / Website
  • Phone: (401) 863-3759
John Hay Library
  • Rear entrance on College Street, ring bell for entry
  • Hours / Website
  • Phone: (401) 863-3723

Individual Research Consultations
Subject Librarians are available to meet individually with students to assist with research including finding and using library materials. Request a research consultation or browse the list of specialists.

Assistive Technology Labs
Restricted access computer labs are located in the Friedman Center in the Sciences Library and in the Rockefeller Library. Labs include computers and scanners with Kurzweil 3000, JAWS, ZoomText, Naturally Speaking, Optelec magnifier, and Inspiration. Learn more about these computer stations.

Brown University Student and Employee Accessibility Services web site link

Please contact SEAS for access to the assistive technology labs. The Library does not provide access to the assistive technology rooms. DSS can arrange for access to materials in alternate formats.

Learn more about the full range of SEAS/Student and Employee Accessibility Services, including more information about the assistive technologies that are offered.