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LITS Services and Resources for Individuals with Disabilities

Williston Library / Miles-Smith Library / Dwight Hall

The LITS complex is wheelchair accessible from the main entrance (at base of the tower on the interior quad), the loading dock entrance (off College Street), and the east side of Dwight Hall.  For location details, see the MHC Campus Map.

Accessible restrooms are located on floors 2, 4, and 6. 

Unfortunately, not all of LITS spaces are wheelchair accessible. Please see the LITS Guide to Accessibility for a map outlining accessible spaces and pathways through the building.  The South elevator reaches all floors of the South stacks (1-7) but is not wheelchair accessible.  The North elevator is wheelchair accessible and provides access to all floors of the North stacks but only access to floors 2, 4, and 6 of the South stacks. The Dwight building elevator is accessible and provides access to all floors of the Dwight building. Access between the Dwight and Miles-Smith/Williston buildings is provided by means of a wheelchair lift.  Please contact the Technology Help Desk (413-538-2600) for assistance with the lift, if needed.  See Obtaining Library Materials for access to collections that are not wheelchair accessible.
 

Stacks Location Chart
Call Number Location Wheelchair Accessible?
A-C North stacks 2 wheelchair accessible
D South stacks 1 not wheelchair accessible
E-HD South stacks 2 wheelchair accessible
HE-JZ South stacks 3 not wheelchair accessible
K-NX South stacks 4 wheelchair accessible
P-PQ3999 South stacks 5 not wheelchair accessible
PQ4000-PS3499 South stacks 6 wheelchair accessible
PS3500-PT South stacks 7 not wheelchair accessible
PZ North stacks 7 wheelchair accessible
Q-S North stacks 6 wheelchair accessible
T-Z North stacks 7 wheelchair accessible
Bound Periodicals South stacks 2 1/2 not wheelchair accessible (because of compact shelving)
Archives and Special Collections Dwight 1 wheelchair accessible
Cutter Collection North Stacks 1 not wheelchair accessible (because of compact shelving)

Eleanor Pierce Stevens Library of Music in Pratt Hall

Pratt Hall is wheelchair accessible from the Lower Lake entrance.

Accessible restrooms are available on the library level (first floor).

Desk staff are available during hours of operation to provide information about the location of services and resources and retrieve  materials, as requested (see Obtaining Library Materials).

Service Dogs

Service dogs are welcomed into LITS spaces in accordance with the campus policy and law.

Study Spaces

Find an accessible place to study with our Study and Meeting Space Finder.

Study Carrels

LITS reserves carrels for students in the senior class.  For details, please see Library Study Carrels.  We have a limited number of accessible floors and height-adjustable carrels.  Please let us know if you need one of these when you sign up for your carrel.  We will do our best to grant your request, as space allows.

Events

All LITS event spaces are wheelchair accessible.  Please contact techaccess@mtholyoke.edu to request disability accommodations.  We ask that requests for accommodations be made as early as possible.

Accessible Parking Spaces

LITS has nearby accessible parking.  Details can be found on the MHC Campus Map.

Springshare's information on Accessibility in Libguides - - MHC Accessibility Barriers Form