Library Accessibility

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Welcome to the Gardner-Harvey Library! The following information is intended to help anyone with questions about accessing the building and the collections of the library. The library staff are happy to answer questions about accessibility when you arrive or in advance of your visit using our "Contact Us" options.

Accessible Parking

Four accessible parking spots are located in a parking lot on the right side of the front of the library building (by our loading dock). Additional accessible parking spots are available in the large parking lot across the street from Johnston Hall. The map below shows the location of the parking spaces (outlined in red). The street shown on the right side of the map is Miami University Middletown Road.

Map of Gardner-Harvey Library Accessible Parking Spots in small parking lot to the right of the library front entrance.

Front Entrance Ramp and Automatic Doors

There is a ramp at the front of the library which leads from the library parking lot to the front entrance of the library. There are two automatic doors with a button on the right side of the front entrance to the library. The ramp is shown on the map above or on the map below under "General Library Space and Services Notes."

Lower Entrance Automatic Doors and Elevator

If you enter through our lower level entrance on the path from Levey, Johnston, or Thesken Halls, the library is located upstairs. This is also the entrance to the Computer Center, which is located on this level. We have an elevator located to the left as you enter through the automatic doors on the left side of the entrance. The elevator floor marked as "2" will take you to the main floor of the library. The elevator is marked in yellow on the map below (and the restrooms are marked in red).

Map of Gardner-Harvey Library Basement or Lower Level.

General Library Space and Services Notes

Once inside the library, the majority of our study spaces, computers, and library collections are located on our main floor.
  • Library shelving areas and aisleways to our study rooms are ADA-compliant for wheelchairs and other access.
  • Library staff can retrieve materials for people who cannot reach top or bottom shelves.
  • Library materials may also be requested in advance to be placed at our InfoDesk for pickup, for curbside pickup, or for home delivery.
  • Adjustable computer tables are available in the first row of computers you come to just past our InfoDesk. The library staff are happy to assist in adjusting them.
  • All library computers have Read&Write text-to-speech software installed. More information on using and installing the software is located on the Read&Write page on the Student Disability Services website.
  • The Library has individual study rooms for persons needing extreme quiet to study. The lighting in the rooms is individually controlled. Rooms may be reserved for two hours at a time using our reservation system. They are labeled on the map below in blue, along with the elevator in yellow.
  • The library staff are always available to help patrons find information on using library resources – just ask at our InfoDesk (outlined in green on the map below)!

Map of Gardner-Harvey Library First Floor or Main Level.


The library's restrooms are located on our lower floor and are accessible using our elevator (shown on the map above under "Lower Entrance Automatic Doors and Elevator").

Additional Regionals Accessibility Resources

Miami University Regionals Student Disability Services