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Policy #: 2012-02 [PDF Version pdf icon ]

Approved: 5/1/2012

Responsible Administrator: Dean Library Services

Responsible Office: Customer Services Department


Library staff will provide reasonable assistance to persons with disabilities in accordance with university policy and federal regulations.“Florida Gulf Coast University" ("FGCU" or the "University") is committed to equal opportunity and access for persons with disabilities. The University will comply with all provisions of state and federal laws in this regard and will provide, upon request, reasonable accommodations to qualified persons with a disability. This includes complying with the American with Disabilities Act Amendments Act of 2008 ("ADA") which covers qualified individuals with a disability and provides reasonable accommodations and access.”

FGCU Disability Access and Reasonable Accommodation Policy (1.008) and Procedure.


To comply with legal or regulatory requirements and University policy.


This policy applies to all Library users, who are individuals with a disability. The Library, in alliance with the Office of Equity and Diversity, and the Office of Adaptive Services, is accountable for compliance with this policy.


University policy defines people with disabilities in two categories, as listed below. Non-affiliated visitors to the Library are in the first category. The second category is for students, staff and faculty of the university and allows them to register their disability and accommodation needs with the Office of Adaptive Services.

PROCEDURES (if applicable)

Library Responsibilities:

Library User Responsibilities:


Service Animals - The ADA recognizes only dogs as service animals and their owners have disability rights as defined by ADA requirements.

Requests for Reasonable Accommodation:



Appendix A: FGCU Disability Access and Reasonable Accommodation Policy
(1.008) and Procedure

Appendix B: Americans with Disabilities Act Website

Appendix C: ADA 2010 Revised Requirements. Service Animals.