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Disability Resources: Access to the Collections

This guide highlights UMW Libraries' disability resources and gives an overview of research resources on the subject of disability studies.

Contact - Simpson Library

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James Pape
Simpson Library
1801 College Avenue
Fredericksburg, VA 22401

Access to the Collections

For Assistance

Simpson Library - Circulation desk 540-654-1125
Stafford Campus Library - Information desk 540-286-8025

Retrieving Books / Journals / DVDs

We provide physical assistance with retrieving library materials from the stacks. Every effort will be made to accommodate such requests as quickly as possible; however, staffing levels and other user requests may create short delays.

Photocopying / Printing / Scanning

We provide assistance with photocopying, printing, and scanning.  Relevant copyright restrictions and normal photocopy charges are observed.

Study Rooms and Quiet Study Areas

Simpson Library - Handicapped accessible, group study rooms are located on the second and third floors. Please see our website for information on reserving a study room.

Stafford Campus Library - one study room is available in the Gates Hudson Building and it must be reserved.  There are also designated quiet study areas in the back of the library.

Study rooms can be reserved by visiting the Study Room Scheduler for either the Simpson Library or Stafford Library.

Assistive Technology Resources

A desktop computer equipped with a variety of assistive technology software is located at both the Simpson Library and the Stafford Campus Library. These computers are available to all students requiring accommodations to access library materials and services. In order to maintain availability for students who require its software, these computer are restricted to users that need them.

A Closed Circuit Television (CCTV) / Document Magnifier is also available at both libraries.

Research Assistance

Reference librarians are available at both campus libraries to help you with research.  They can assist you face-to-face, via telephone, email, or chat.

Additional Campus Resources

Please contact UMW's Office of Disability Resources at 540-654-1266 for more information.

Contact - Stafford Library

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UMW Libraries: Stafford


121 University Blvd.
Fredericksburg, VA 22406