Library Disability ServicesWelcome
The NCU Library is committed to providing equitable access to library resources and services for all users, in accordance with our overall Mission and Vision. The Library continues to develop offerings to meet current ADA standards. Arrangements for reasonable accommodations are coordinated with the NCU Disability Services department. If services are needed beyond those listed, or if you have questions or suggestions, please contact the Disability Services office.
For further details about the variety of Library services available to persons with disabilities at Northcentral University, please see NCU Library Resources: A Guide for ADA Accessibility. We hope that this guide enhances your ability to use our Library fully and independently.
Laura L. Barwidi, Compliance Manager - Disabilities
1-888-628-6911, ext. 8018
The NCU Library strives to make its website accessible in accordance with WCAG 2.0, ADA, Section 508, and other accessibility standards and guidelines. Students, faculty, and staff are encouraged to contact us with any issue concerning the Library website.
The NCU Library subscribes to many electronic resources provided through a variety of commercial vendors and publishers, and, unfortunately, not all resources were designed for maximum accessibility. As vendors continue to work toward compliance and usability, the functionality of their databases will improve. Students, faculty, and staff are encouraged to contact us with any issue concerning the electronic journals, books, and databases.
Currently, many Library resources provide accessibility features such as text-to-speech, closed captioning, and compatibility with screen readers and mouseless navigation. For a comprehensive description of features, please see NCU Library Resources: A Guide for ADA Accessibility.
Reference librarians can assist with any questions you have about using the library or conducting library research. Assistance is via phone, live chat, Ask a Librarian, or email at firstname.lastname@example.org. To avoid delays in service that occur during peak service periods, or to receive individual assistance with extensive research projects, students with disabilities are encouraged to schedule a research consultation with a reference librarian by calling the Library at 888-628-1569, or by completing the Research Consultation Request Form.
Reference questions by phone, email, and Ask a Librarian will be answered between 8 a.m. - 9 p.m., Monday - Thursday, and 8 a.m. - 5 p.m., Friday, Saturday, and Sunday, Arizona time (excludes holidays).
Note that due to the nature of the Comprehensive Exam (COMPS) course, students are prohibited from obtaining assistance from the Library, outside of requests for technical support.
The Library provides Quick Tutorial Videos which display closed captioning. We also provide lengthier Library Workshop Videos. While these do not display closed captioning, each workshop video includes a complete transcript which may be viewed with a screen reader. Students, faculty, and staff are encouraged to contact us with any issue concerning the Library’s instructional services.