The DU Libraries are committed to an accessible experience to all faculty, staff, students, and members of the DU community. In collaboration with the appropriate University resource centers, the Libraries will make every effort to accommodate requests for assistance in accessing, and making use of library resources, materials, and services.

If you need assistance, talk to our staff and librarians at the Lending Desk or Research Center Desk, call us at 303-871-3707, or email us at

  • Building Accessibility

    Accessible facilities are indicated on the Libraries online building map and detailed PDF map. Ask Library staff at the Lending Desk or Research Center Desk if you need assistance locating any of the accessible facilities.

    • ADA door buttons for entering Anderson Academic Commons
    • Elevators available immediately upon entering the Anderson Academic Commons
    • Gender-neutral restrooms and restrooms designed for those with varied accessibility needs are available on every level of the Anderson Academic Commons
    • Adjustable height tables are available on the main level of the Anderson Academic Commons to facilitate the different needs of users
    • Assistive Technology Workstation located next to the Research Center Desk on the main level of the Anderson Academic Commons. Disability Services manages this station, and Research Center staff are available to assist with using the station during Research Center Desk hours. This PC computer sits on an adjustable height desk and has the following software:
      • JAWS 17.0
      • FS Reader 3.0
      • Kurzweil 3000
      • VueScan x64
      • Plustek OpticBook 3600 Plus
      • DigiBook
      • Design Science
      • All software available on our other computers
    • Wheelchair-accessible computer workstations

    To report barriers in the Anderson Academic Commons, contact

  • Service Animals Policy

    Service animals are allowed in the Anderson Academic Commons for patrons with needs. No other animals are permitted in the building.

  • Scanning Requests & OCR

    The Libraries can accommodate ADA scanning requests for print materials for University of Denver students who have a documented disability through Disability Services.

    For information or questions about scanning requests, contact

  • Online Accessibility

    When negotiating access to electronic resources, the Libraries works with vendors to ensure they offer a Voluntary Product Accessibility Template (VPAT). The VPAT is a document that explains how electronic resources licensed by the Libraries meet Revised 508 Standards for IT accessibility. While many vendors with whom we work have a VPAT in place for their resources, there are others still working to tailor a VPAT for their resources. Contact for more information or questions about product accessibility and 508 standards.

    While many of our web pages and resources have been reviewed for established guidelines for accessibility, there are many legacy materials that are not yet fully compliant with those guidelines.

    If you have difficulty accessing any part of our website or any of our online tools, contact

  • Borrowing Accommodations

    You can request items in the library’s collections through the library’s Compass Catalog. Requested material will be held at the Lending Desk for pick-up. An automated email will be sent once the material is available for pick-up.

    DU Community members unable to visit the Anderson Academic Commons in person can designate a proxy to borrow materials on their behalf.

    To request proxy privileges, visit the Lending Desk, call 303-871-3070, or email


Accessibility Resources