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Accessibility for Persons with Disabilities


Parking for people with disabilities is available. To arrange for access to a parking spot, contact the Harvard Longwood Campus Parking Office at (617) 432-1111.

Wheelchair Elevators

Access to Countway from Huntington Avenue and Brigham Circle requires the use of two wheelchair elevators. One of these is located on Huntington Avenue near the steps descending from street level to the Countway/School of Public Health plaza and the other is at the entrance to the library at 10 Shattuck Street. These elevators are operated by Longwood Campus Security officers. Security may be contacted using the call box connected to each elevator or by calling (617) 432-1379.

Computers for Persons with Visual Disabilities

Computers equipped with large monitors and with settings adjusted to better serve the needs of users with visual disabilities are available on the 3rd floor.

Service Animals

Service animals are welcome at Countway Library.

Access for Assistants

Visitors with disabilities may be accompanied by an assistant to help them in their work at Countway. Any applicable access fees will be waived for the assistant.

Retrieving Materials

Countway staff are available to assist users with disabilities in retrieving materials from our shelves. If a large quantity of materials will be used, or if you have a list of items you would like us to retrieve in advance, please contact us by email or by calling (617) 432-2136 before your visit.


Countway staff are available to make photocopies and scans for users with disabilities. If a large volume of copying is required, please contact us by email or by calling (617) 432-2136 before your visit.

Other Needs

Please contact us by email or by calling (617) 432-2136 to talk to us about any additional assistance or services required to make use of our building or collections. Our staff is committed to doing whatever we can to provide accommodations to assist our visitors in the effective use of the Countway Library.