Accessibility at Decker

Decker Library strives to make our resources accessible for all learners.

If you need assistance in the Library, please notify a Library staff member at any public service desk or email in advance.

Facility Accessibility

The majority of Decker Library's collection is on the lower level, which is not accessible by a public elevator. However, we can provide access to a private elevator. If you need to access the lower level of the Library via elevator, please email the Library ( at least one hour ahead of time. This ensures that we have staff to escort you to the keyed elevator and remain available to you downstairs, so you can take whatever time is needed to browse or print materials, conduct research, or study. The Library staff member will assist with the physical removal of items from shelves as needed and return them to the first floor. 

The nearest accessible restrooms are located on the second floor of the Bunting Center. 

Additional Accessibility Measures

Library staff are happy to retrieve materials directly for you. Request books ahead of time by visiting the Library Catalog and logging in with your MICA username and password. Place items you'd like pulled on Hold. Alternatively, you can email, or ask a Library staff person at Access Services, the main service desk (directly across from the entrance). The Library retrieves books twice daily and will notify you by email when they are ready to be picked up. We will Hold items for 7 days. 

If you would like to have an item in the Library with a specific format (closed captioning, large print, etc.), please fill out our Suggest A Purchase form.

We'll even place it on Hold for you if you'd like.

Tutorials made by Decker Library staff that include narration will always have captions. Any tutorials that do not include captions are in our queue to be redone.

All Document Delivery requested will be scanned with Optical Character Recognition (OCR) software to ensure they are compatible with most screen readers. 

Whenever possible, Decker Library will always purchase films and television on DVD or Blu-Ray that includes captions. 

When Faculty request Research Instruction, they will have the opportunity to alert us to any ADA/Disability Accommodations needed for students. If Faculty do not yet know about possible accommodations, they can follow up with their Librarian whenever they have this information. 

Learn more about accessibility

Learning Resource Center (LRC) at MICA

The Learning Resource Center (LRC) supports MICA students by providing equal access to educational opportunities to qualified students with documented disabilities and coordinating comprehensive academic support services for all students at the College in an effort to promote the development of academic skills.

The LRC is located on the first floor of Bunting Center.