The Portland State Library provides the following accessibility services. For information on accessibility services across campus, see the Disability Resource Center.
Driving Directions via Google Maps
The wheelchair ramp is on the southeast side of Portland State Millar Library. The front entrance south-side door is automatic.
Service animals are welcome.
Corridors are accessible.
Two Adaptive Computer Stations are located near the Reference Desk on the second floor of the Library. In addition to the software available on the Research computers, the Adaptive Stations have the JAWS and ZoomText software packages and come equipped with large print keyboards. They are available during regular library hours.
Doors and Hardware
Doors and hardware throughout Library ADA accessible. Automatic doors on south side of elevator lobby in basement, 3rd floor, 4th floor, and 5th floor
Wheelchair accessible drinking fountains are located between the restrooms on each floor.
Three main elevators are in the middle of the first floor, providing Braille lettering and access to all floors in Portland State Millar library.
Group Study Rooms
Most of the study rooms in the library are are wheelchair accessible. For more information and to reserve a room go to our online booking system.
Offices are generally accessible.
There are accessible restrooms on all floors. First-floor restrooms have automatic door openers.
Video/DVD Viewing Rooms
Video/DVD Viewing Rooms: Rooms 98 and 320 are wheelchair accessible.
Portland State Library facilitates learning about its resources, services, and researching by customized tours or instruction. Library guides will be made available in other formats upon request. If you are interested in customized instruction or accommodations for the Library credit class, contact Instructional Services.
Retrieving Materials from the Library's Collections
Library staff will page materials from the collections. To request an item click on the "Place Hold" button in the catalog and enter your last name and student ID number. You may pick up library materials at the Circulation Desk on the 1st floor. Patrons are encouraged to bring an assistant if a large numbers of materials must be retrieved.
Photocopying and Scanning
Staff at the Circulation Desk, 1st floor Millar Library, will make photocopies for patrons needing assistance. Staff may not be able to immediately copy materials if the Circulation Desk is busy. Materials may be left and picked up at a later, agreed upon time in such instances. Patrons are encouraged to bring an assistant if large quantities of photocopying are needed.
Staff at any public service desk near a printer will help patrons needing assistance.
A university resource to promote barrier free environments physical, program, information, attitude, ensuring the rights of students with disabilities and assisting the university to meet its obligations under federal and state statutes. DRC works to ensure access to university courses, programs, facilities, services, and activities by documenting disabilities and providing or arranging reasonable accommodations, academic adjustments, auxiliary aids and services, training, consultation and technical assistance.
Reader Services: 503.725.4153
Interpreter Services: 503.725.5202
Location: 118 Smith Memorial Student Union
1825 SW Broadway
Portland, Oregon 97202-0751