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Accessibility at the Library

The library welcomes and supports all students. We are dedicated to inclusive service and access for all patrons. If you need an accommodation not listed here, please ask library staff; we can help with research, technology, access to collections, and other services.

Contact the Accessibility Resource Center at 206.934.4183 if you need additional assistance. More information about Disability Resources can be found on their webpage.

Getting Here

See Transportation Services (BE 1143) or visit Student Parking on the website. 
The library is located in the Broadway Edison building, on the second floor (BE 2101) on the south side of the building.

Elevators / Entrance

Broadway ADA entrance:
Enter the main entrance across from the student bookstore and head to the elevators. Take the central elevator up to the 2nd floor. Exit the elevator and head right (south). Proceed down the ramp and around the corner to the library front entrance.


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  • Four designated ADA computer workstations 
    • Adjustable height tables

    • High-contrast, large-print keyboards 

    • Specialized software

      • Dragon NaturallySpeaking 13, dictate/speech recognition software

      • JAWS 2018, screen reader

      • NVDA version 2017.4 (NonVisual Desktop Access), screen reader

      • ZoomText 10.1, computer screen magnifier (checkout USB key to activate)

      • Windows accessibility options – (Start menu > All Programs > Accessibility)

      • MS Narrator, Windows built-in light-duty screen reader

  • Available at the Checkout desk:
    • Dragon Headsets w/ mic
    • ZoomText USB (needed to use ZoomText)
    • Trackball Mouse

Students who need assistive technology software training should contact the Accessibility Resource Center at 206.934.4183.  More information about Disability Resources can be found on their webpage: https://seattlecentral.edu/campus-life/student-support-and-services/disability-support.


Accessible Work Stations
The library has four designated ADA computer Workstations with adjustable height tables (see above Technology section for more information). 
The restrooms in the library have one ADA accessible stall in each of the Women's and the All Gender. The nearest Men's restroom is located north of the library; walk downstairs, past Campus Safety and Broadway entrance. Restrooms are across from vending machines. 
Study Rooms
Our group study rooms may be reserved to meet an individual's needs, either by working with the Accessibility Resource Center or at the discretion of the librarian. 

Other Services

Placing Holds on Library Materials

SCC students, staff, and faculty can request books to be pulled from the shelf and held for 7 days.  By clicking Request Item when searching the catalog, circulating books from any of the Seattle Colleges can be ready for pick up at the library Circulation (Check Out) Desk. 


Bookshare Online Library 

Library users with reading barriers are also eligible to access Bookshare, an online library free for students that includes over 600,000 digital books, textbooks, and resources with assistive technology tools for readers with print disabilities. Learn more about who is eligible for Bookshare here or contact a librarian to get started. 

Library Map: ADA Workstations, Entrance & Service Points

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