The Watson Library is committed to an accessible experience to all faculty, staff, students, and members of the WC community. In collaboration with the appropriate College resource centers, the library will make every effort to accommodate requests for assistance in accessing, and making use of library resources, materials, and services.
If you need assistance, talk to our staff and librarians at the Watson Library Circulation Desk, call us at 937.481.2345, or use the "Ask Us" button on the left to send us a message.
Service animals are allowed in the Watson Library for patrons with needs. No other animals are permitted in the building.
Scanning Requests and OCR:
The library can accommodate ADA scanning requests for print materials for Wilmington College students who have a documented disability through Disability Services.
When negotiating access to electronic resources, the library works with vendors to ensure they offer a Voluntary Product Accessibility Template (VPAT). The VPAT is a document that explains how electronic resources licensed by the library meet Revised 508 Standards for IT accessibility. While many vendors with whom we work have a VPAT in place for their resources, there are others still working to tailor a VPAT for their resources.
While many of our web pages and resources have been reviewed for established guidelines for accessibility, there are many legacy materials that are not yet fully compliant with those guidelines.
If you have difficulty accessing any part of our website or any of our online tools, use the "Ask Us" button on the left to send us a message.
You can request items from the library’s collections through the OPAL Catalog. Requested material will be held at the Watson Library Circulation Desk for pick-up. An automated email will be sent once the material is available for pick-up.
WC Community members unable to visit the library in person can designate a proxy to borrow materials on their behalf.
If you need assisted access to Watson Library:
We have a ground floor entrance off the sidewalk between the Library and College Hall.
There is a doorbell on the doorframe. Ring, then give us time to get to and open the door.
Or call us when you are on your way to the library, and we can meet you at the door.
If you have questions about accessibility and disability services, you can contact:
Amber Walters, Director of Accessibility and Disability Services
Robinson Communications Center 111