Accessibility: for persons with disabilities

Accessibility and this web site

The Glendale College Library Web site complies with Section 508 of the Federal Rehabilitation Act, to provide access to information for persons with disabilities.

On this site you will find explanations available for acronyms and abbreviations, accesskeys for frequent navigation points, links to external sites are indicated, and forms have tab order.

Some external sites linked in the GCC Library web site may not be fully accessible or compliant with Section 508. If you have any difficulties with the GCC Library web site or linked resources, and need assistance, please contact us by phone at (818) 240-1000 or by email at

Accesskeys featured on this Web site

To assist a variety of users this Web site has implement the following accesskeys to aid navigation:

  • 1 - Home page
  • 2 - Skip navigation
  • 4 - Search the Library Web site
  • 0 - Access key details

Use the following keyboard keys with the accesskey number to activate navigation to the indicated Web content.

Win: Alt + accesskey
Mac: Ctrl + accesskey

Library Building Accessibility

The GCC Library occupies the 3rd and 4th floors of the Library Building. The Library entrance is on the 3rd floor of the building. The 1st and 2nd floors contain non-library facilities. Exterior ramps and a building elevator running between the 1st and 3rd floors provide access to the Library for individuals with disabilities. The Library elevator between the 3rd and 4th floors is available to all patrons.

Facilities and Services for Students with Disabilities

The Library provides some specialized equipment and facilities for students with disabilities. The library has an Optalek reader (enlarges print) and a Kurzweil Reader (machine reads text and converts it to audio for visually impaired people). These are located near the elevator on the 3rd floor. Students who do not know how to use the Kurzweil should ask for training in the High Tech Center (x5402).

A wheel chair accessible carrel, also located near the elevator on the 3rd floor, is for priority use by disabled students. The computer is programmed with keyboard short cuts that visually and physically disabled students may use to access library research collections.

Last Updated 09/18/2015 ajl

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