Accessibility in the Library

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Students with disabilities attending Rowan-Cabarrus Community College are protected by laws that ensure equal access to education. The Library partners with the Office of Accessibility to ensure that all students have access to the tools, reasonable accommodation, and support services to participate fully in their academic endeavors.

Getting Around the Libraries

The Library at North Campus is located on the second floor of the 500 building.  The elevator is located inside the Student Union on the right-hand side of the building, across from the Spirit Store.  The Library at South Campus is located on the third floor of the 1000 building.  The elevator to the third floor is located on the South end of the building.  The Library at NCRC is located on the first floor and has ground entry.

The Libray provides sensory spaces at both North and South Campus locations for our neurodiverse patrons.  These spaces provide a quiet, relaxing space to regulate your senses.  The spaces include cozy furniture, informative resources, manipulatives, puzzles, noise-canceling headphones, and acoustic panels.

Library entrances are fitted with automatic doors and handicapped-accessible activation plates.

The library offers a retrieval service for students, faculty, and staff which provides access to all library materials without having to physically access the stacks where the material is located.

Contact the circulation or research staff for more detailed information and assistance.

Office of Accessibility
Disability Services Counselors

North Campus
Holly Wagoner

South Campus
Andra Bennett

Library Accessibility Contacts

Digital Services Librarian
Zachary Housel

Collection Services Librarian
Lisa Shores

Adaptive Technology

The following adaptive/assistive technologies are available in the library for use by patrons with disabilities.

  • PC workstations on wheel-chair accessible tables installed with JAWS for Windows screen reader.

In addition, both the Mac and PC computers have accessibility features built into their operating systems which can be activated by users.

Standards for Accessibility and Inclusiveness of Library Electronic Resources

The Rowan-Cabarrus Community College Library is committed to ensuring the electronic resources that we create, purchase, or subscribe to are accessible to everyone. We make reasonable efforts to understand if the resources we are creating or procuring comply with the Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA)Section 508 of the Rehabilitation Act of 1973, and WCAG 2.00 AA guidelines. In addition to our awareness of federal requirements and accessibility standards, Rowan-Cabarrus Library strives to comply with the College’s Web and Electronic Resources Accessibility Policy.

Our Standards for Accessibility and Inclusiveness of Library Electronic Resources outline the steps that we take to ensure that the electronic resources we create, purchase, or subscribe to are accessible to everyone.

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For more information on accessibility at Rowan-Cabarrus