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General Accessibility

The Oboler Library is wheelchair accessible from the front entrance and includes automated doors. Braille numbering and lettering are used to designate bathrooms, elevators, and rooms. All rest rooms and water fountains are wheelchair accessible.

  • Parking
    There are reserved parking spaces located in the parking lots near the building and on the street in front of the building.
  • Elevators
    All floors of the Library are accessible by the elevator located near the front of the building.
  • Telephones
    Public and campus telephones are wheelchair accessible. Ask for help at the Circulation Desk.

Resource and Research Accessibility

  • Access to Library Stacks/Book Retrieval Service
    Circulation Desk staff are available to retrieve books from the stacks when needed. At certain times there may be a short wait for book retrieval, based on staff availability.
  • Database Help
    Resources created by database vendors.
  • Searching EBSCOhost databases:https://connect.ebsco.com/s/article/Accessibility-Navigation-Guide?language=en_US
  • Quiet Areas for Study
    There are quiet study areas throughout the library. The outer areas of levels two and three tend to be the quietest. Talking is discouraged in this area so that students can study. The areas near reference desks, classrooms and other common areas are more noisy.
  • Reference Services
    Reference librarians can assist with any questions you have about using the library or conducting library research. The main reference desk is located on the first floor. There is also a reference desk for the Idaho Health Sciences Library on the third floor.
  • Wheelchair Accessible Computer Workstations
    The desks are set at a higher level in order to accommodate a person in a wheelchair.
  • There are two ADA computers located in the back of the main reference/public computer area along the wall on the first floor of the library. These computers are set up to be identical to the other reference computers in the library. However, one has two mice, a regular one and a larger one for people with fine motor control difficulty.
  • Circulation can override the login system to allow Visitor use of the computers on the first floor. The time restriction is set for two hours, to match the policy of the other Visitor stations.

Adaptive Technology Computer Workstation

The ADA workstation is located on the first floor of the library, past the Reference desk and against the left wall near the Public Review Documents.


  • Adjustable table

Operating System

  • Windows 10


  • Large monitor
  • Scanner
  • Headphone jack
    Headphones can be plugged into the computer tower. Patrons may bring headphones with them or use their ISU ID to check out the set at Reserves.
  • CD-ROM drive
  • Flash Drives (also called memory sticks, jump drives, etc.)
  • Thaw drive persistent storage
    This is a place on public computers that can be used to save files in case the computer locks up or needs to be turned off. The Systems Department erases these files on an irregular basis.


  • Actipro Code Writer
  • Adobe Acrobat Reader
  • Adobe Digital Editions
  • Plustek OpticBook 3800 Scanner
  • Read and Write 11

Contact Information

The Eli M Oboler Library is dedicated to providing access and services to all members of the Idaho State University Community. If you have questions about or suggestions regarding any of our services to people with disabilities, please contact: