Accessibility (ADA)

Also known as ADA Universal Access, reasonable and appropriate accommodations that take into account the context of the course and its essential elements, for individuals with qualifying disabilities, are extended through the office of Student Disability Services.

Student Disability Services Coordinator

Students with disabilities are encouraged to contact the Student Disability Services Coordinator at (925) 631-4164 to set up a confidential appointment to discuss accommodation guidelines and available services.

Library services available for patrons with disabilities include:

  • Assistance in retrieving materials from any Library location
  • Assistance photocopying materials and using microform readers/printers
  • Assistance with Gael printing
  • Assistance filling out ILLiad forms or any other Library request forms
  • Assistance with the Library elevator
  • Electronic access to SMC print material through ILLiad

Inquire at the Circulation desk for these and other services or call (925) 631-4229 for more information.

Assistive Technology available in the Library

Equipment & facilities that are wheelchair accessible:

  • Computer workstations on adjustable height tables
  • Video viewing areas (group study rooms)
  • Reference desk
  • Scanning Software 

Need Help?

Click on the Ask Us link on the Library's home page. Students may use the Ask a Librarian service to send an email message to a reference librarian. You can also text message, IM, or stop by the Library to consult with a librarian! You may follow the link to the list of subject librarians to find the email for the librarian in your subject area and schedule an appointment for research help.


You may access the databases list, or search for a particular database, by using the Databases list. Click on the database of your choice. If you are connecting from off campus, you will be prompted for your email login and password. Many of these databases offer full-text articles that can be accessed directly and printed or downloaded. The library subscribes to several databases with text to speech audio options so you can listen to or download your article to MP3. If you are having trouble, contact the Library at (925) 631-4624, email, text or chat.

Research Guides

Choose a subject from the Research Guides located on the homepage. These pages list databases and web resources appropriate to particular subjects.

Library Accessibility Statement