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Library Accessibility: Accessibility

Accessibility at the Library


The UW-Stout Library is committed to providing access to all library collections, services, and spaces for all library users.

If you need an accommodation or encounter an accessibility issue at the library or with our website, please let us know by emailing or calling 715-232-1215. We are also happy to answer any questions!

Parking and Building Access

The UW-Stout Accessibility Map shows accessible parking, building entries, walkways, and other information for the entire UW-Stout campus.


Map of parking lots close to the library

Legend for parking map




Building 12 is the Robert S. Swanson Library and Learning Center on the map.

Visitor Parking

Parking on the UW-Stout campus is regulated throughout the entire calendar year. All vehicles must be authorized to park by permit, pay station or meter. The closest parking lot with pay stations is lot 18, it is $1/hr., max of 9 hours, will accept cash or credit card, and it has disabled parking. Here are Google Maps directions to Lot 18, and the two pay stations are located on the west side of the drive lane near the Jarvis Hall Science Wing. Pay by the hour is in designated zone only, marked by signage. Metered parking is on street 3rd street to the west of the library building, or on 9th Ave E. just north of the library building. 


Permit Holders

For people with Commuter Parking permits, the nearest parking spaces are in Lot 10, off 4th St. E., or Lot 1, off Wilson Ave E. Lot 1 has accessible parking spaces.

Building Access

From 10th Ave. E. (south side) There are power-assisted doors operated by a push pad at this entrance to the library. You will enter the building on the first floor, and this is the main entrance to the library. The elevator will not access the Hub or classrooms on the second floor, so if you would like to visit those areas, please use our entrance off of 3rd St. E.

From 3rd St. E. (west side) There are power-assisted doors operated by a push pad at this entrance. You will enter the building on the second floor where you can access the HUB and classrooms, but there is not an elevator to take you to other floors. The grayed-out area of this library floor map will show you what you can access using this entrance without using stairs. If you want to visit other levels of the library that are accessible by elevator, please use our main entrance off of 10th Ave E. 

See the library floor maps for information about the layout of the library and the location of elevators.

ADA-accessible restrooms

The restrooms on the first floor of the library are ADA-accessible with handicap doors and stalls large enough to accommodate a wheelchair or walker, with supportive bars on the walls. The green area on the library floor maps indicate where the restrooms are located.

Restrooms available at:

  • First Floor, women's and men's restrooms, ADA-accessible with door openers
  • Second Floor, women's restroom and gender-inclusive restroom
  • Third Floor, men's restroom
  • Fourth Floor, women's restroom
  • Fifth Floor, men's restroom


Request Books from the Shelf

Anyone may request that books be pulled for pick up at the front desk. If you'd like to use this service, please:

Locate the item of interest in Search@UW Search.

Sign in (top right)

Click "Local Request"

Select our "Pickup Location"

Click "Send Request"

You will get an email when the book is ready to pick up from the circulation desk (usually 1-2 days). As staffing permits, library staff can also accompany students and employees who need assistance to the stacks in order to browse and retrieve books.


Proxy Borrower Service

Faculty and staff may complete the Proxy Authorization Form to designate a proxy to borrow library materials on their behalf.  Students wanting to use this service should contact the Disability Services office.


Printing and Scanning

We are happy to help anyone who needs printing or scanning help for small projects. Most projects can be emailed but if you anticipate a larger file size, please supply a USB flashdrive.  Just let a staff member know at our circulation desk and we would be happy to assist you. More information on Printing and Scanning.


Accessible Technology in the Library

Large Monitors: Large monitors are located in library study rooms and on the west side of the main reference space on the 1st floor.


Height-Adjustable Table

One height-adjustable table with a computer is available on the first floor of the library. This table can be used by individuals with wheelchairs or individuals interested in studying at a standing desk.


Animal Policy

With the exception of service animals, as defined in the University of Wisconsin-Stout Service Animal Policy, library patrons are not allowed to bring animals into the UW-Stout Library.;


Library by Mail

The library is happy to mail items to students that qualify, free of charge. Please contact the Disability Services office to learn more about this service and to sign up.


Extended Loans

Circulation may extend checkout time for low-demand materials. Contact (715-232-1215) if you're interested in this service.


Interlibrary Loan OCR (Optical Character Recognition)

If you would like articles or chapters that you request through ILLiad to be OCRed, please include a note in the notes field. If you find that your requested item has not been OCRed, please alert us by responding to the email stating that your item is available and we can convert it to OCR-readable using Adobe Acrobat. You do not need to be registered with Disability Services in order to make these requests.


Designated Quiet Area

The 5th floor of the library is a designated quiet area for distraction-free study for all students.


Distraction-free study

The UW-Stout Library has a Sensory Room for students who require individual, distraction-free study space. Please note this is a limited resource. Priority should be given to students requiring accommodations.