Accessibility - SUNY Cortland



Parking is available in a reserved area behind the library, and in the Dowd parking lot, east of the library. For more information about parking for persons with disabilities, go to the campus parking Web site.

Curb Cuts:

There are no curbs between the library parking lot and the front entrance to the library.

Automatic Doors:

One set of automatic doors is located at the main entrance to the library on the front side of the building.


Our elevator is located at the back of the lobby to the left of the Reference/Information Desk.

Rest Rooms:

The rest rooms with wheelchair access are located on the first floor.

Drinking Fountain:

A wheelchair accessible drinking fountain is available on the first floor of the library next to the women's rest room.

Online Catalog:

There is a wheelchair accessible online catalog station located on the first floor near the Reference Desk. There is another located on the second floor near the Interactive Reference Area.

Retrieving Materials:

Individuals who need help retrieving library materials may request assistance at the Circulation Desk. Immediate help may not be available. Patrons who anticipate needing help with retrieving and reviewing a number of items should bring their own research assistant.

Semester or Daily Study Carrels:

Study carrels are available for students and faculty on a daily or semester basis. These spaces can help by reducing environmental distractions. Special arrangements can be made for individuals who use wheelchairs.

Library Liaison for Persons with Disabilities:

Access Services Librarian Lorraine Melita is the library's liaison for persons with disabilities. Individuals requiring information about library services may contact her directly at 607-753-4009 or

Reference Desk:

A librarian is available at the Reference Desk from 9am to 9:30pm. All library patrons are encouraged to ask the librarian for assistance with using the library.

Short reference questions can be asked via chat reference, an instant messenger reference service which is usually available from 10am to 9pm.

Copy Services:

Copy services are available for all library patrons. Requests for these specialized services should be made at the Circulation Desk.

Suggestion Box:

Please use the suggestion box on the Library web site to keep us informed about problems we need to correct or additional services we might provide.

Microform Enlargement:

The library's microform reader printers have zoom lenses that allow users to enlarge microform images for viewing. Ask about this feature at the Periodicals/Media Desk.

Other Campus Services

Disability Services:

The Disability Services Office is located in Van Hoesen Hall, Room B-1. This office is responsible for providing academic support services to students with disabilities. Personnel in this office can be contacted by calling (607) 753-2066. Their web site is at