Users with Disabilities

The Pfau Library offers a variety of accommodations for people with disabilities.

Adaptive Computer Workstations

The library offers several workstations with adaptive equipment. One is near the Reference Desk on the first floor of the library. Features: JAWS screen reader, MagicEye screen enlarger, FSReader, adjustable height table, large trackball mouse with click-lock, two keyboards (standard or large keys).

Another station is in PL-1003, behind the Reference Desk area. Features: JAWS screen reader, MAGic screen enlarger, FSReader, wide screen, and adjustable height table.

Students may borrow headphones from the Check-Out Desk with a Coyote ID, or use their own. Ask a reference librarian if you need assistance raising or lowering the table.

The library instruction classroom, PL-2005, has a terminal with JAWS screen reader (with headphones), MAGic screen enlarger, FSReader, adjustable height table, large trackball mouse with click-lock, and standard keyboard.

Sorenson Videophone

Sorenson Video Relay Service (SVRS) is a free 24-hour service for the deaf and hard-of-hearing community that enables anyone to conduct video relay calls with family, friends, or business associates. Calls are placed and received through a professional American Sign Language (ASL) interpreter via high-speed Internet connection. This unit is located on the second floor of the library across from the elevators. The unit is operated with a remote control which is stored at the Check-Out Desk and may be checked out with your library card.

Visualtek Voyager

Displays enlarged text (book, periodicals, or other documents) on a video screen. This unit is located on the second floor of the library across from the elevators.

Audio Books

The library has a small collection of audio books in a variety of formats housed behind the Check-Out Desk which can be checked out for 2 weeks. A listing of these can be located via a Pfau Library Catalog search for the keyword Audiobooks. Included in this collection are recorded versions of fiction and nonfiction titles, as well as recordings of plays, theatrical performances, poetry, and old radio programs.

Additionally, room PL-5005, the Library Multimedia Center, houses the library's collection of CDs, LPs, and a few audiocassettes. The CDs and audiocassettes can be checked out.

John M. Pfau Library Web Site

ADA compliant and accessible from off-campus on a 24/7 basis. The library's many research databases are available anytime, anywhere to currently enrolled CSUSB students.

Ebooks

The library has a growing collection of device-independent ebooks, available anytime, anywhere to currently enrolled CSUSB students. These may be searched via the Pfau Library Catalog. The Catalog also includes a variety of online Government Documents, available to all users.

Facility

The John M. Pfau Library is equipped with automatic, electrically operated doors at both north and south entrance/exit points. Fully accessible restrooms are available on all floors. Photocopiers are wheelchair accessible.

Those individuals needing special assistance in using the library facility (photocopying, retrieval of materials, etc.) are encouraged to contact Denise Gipson-Perry, Head of Circulation (dgipson@csusb.edu or 909-537-5098) at least 24 hours in advance to make arrangements.

Any student wanting assistance in learning to use the library's resources may make an appointment with a reference librarian for personalized instruction. Contact Brent Singleton, Coordinator of Reference (bsinglet@csusb.edu or 909-537-5083) for more information.

If you have questions about accessibility for people with disabilities in the library, please contact Library Administration at 909-537-5102.