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Accessibility Resources: Maxwell Library Services

Resources for persons with disabilities

Accessible Parking

There are four handicap parking spots on Shaw Road, next to the main entrance of the library. Handicap parking permits are required.


Maxwell Library has two elevators. The ground floor stop requires a security-approved BSU Connect card. Approved cards are created by the Connect Card Office after authorization from the Disability Resources Office. Visitors who cannot use the stairs to go to the ground floor may ask Circulation Services or Reference Services for access to the ground floor via the elevator.

Rest Rooms

There is an accessible public restroom available on the ground floor. It is adjacent to the Coffee Cafe. If you need help finding it, you may ask at one of the service desks.

Accessible Plug-ins

The second floor of the library (near the elevator) has two wheel-chair accessible locations with electrical outlets.

Library Hours

Mon - Thurs: 7:45 am - 11:45 pm

Fri: 7:45 am - 5:00 pm

Sat: 8:30 am - 4:00 pm

Sun: 12:00 pm - 11:45 pm

Reference Services

Individuals needing physical help with research may ask Reference staff for assistance. For in-depth research please contact the reference desk in advance to assure that reference help will be available.

Retrieval of Library Materials

Individuals needing assistance with retrieving material may ask a staff member for help.

Off-Campus Database Access

Members of the Bridgewater State University community with active BSU user accounts may access the Webster catalog and other databases from the Library Homepage.


MaxExpress is electronic delivery of articles, book chapters, and other documents owned by the Clement C. Maxwell Library (as well as resources available through ILL/DDS - Interlibrary Loan/Document Delivery Services). It is a service which offers electronic delivery of articles and book chapters to a server where the requestor can then access them via their ILL/DDS account.  MaxExpress is available to faculty, librarians, administrators, staff, visiting lecturers, graduate students, and students with disabilities.

Interlibrary Loan & Document Delivery Services

Resource are also available through Maxwell Library's Interlibrary Loan/Document Delivery Services.


Library Instruction or Orientation

Reference Services offers library orientation and instruction. Meeting are arranged by contacting the Reference Desk or by submitting a Research ConsultationRequest Form. Meetings can take up to an hour, so please plan accordingly.

Assistive Technology

A PC with adaptive technology is on the first floor of the library across from L113. Specialized software includes Dragon Naturally Speaking for Windows, Jaws Zoom Text, and Kurzweill 3000.

There is one designated wheel chair accessible computer station near the reference desk (Most other stations are also wheel chair accessible.

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