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Phone: (252) 328-4176

Disability Services

We are dedicated to providing assistance for people with disabilities. It is helpful to make an appointment with us prior to arrival, especially on nights and weekends.


Handicapped parking permits are available from the ECU Parking and Transportation Services located at 305 East Tenth Street. Business hours are 7:30 AM – 4:30 PM, Monday through Friday. Phone (252) 328-6294/6963. There is a parking fee.


There is a ramp and automatic door at the main entrance to Joyner Library for wheel chairs. There is no automatic wheelchair access to the Music Library. For assistance entering the Music Library please call 252-328-6250.

Electric Scooter

Joyner Library has an electric scooter available for people with mobility limitations. See the guard at the Security Desk or call (252) 328-4156. A picture ID is required.

Adjustable Tables

Joyner Library has some adjustable tables for patrons in wheel chairs. You may ask library staff for assistance in locating them.

Retrieving Library Materials

Library staff in the Circulation Department of Joyner Library and the Music Library will pull material from shelves for people who cannot do so. When possible this will be done at point of need. If that is not possible then material will be pulled later and held at a service desk for pick up. Submit a Place Hold request

Electronic Delivery Interlibrary Loan and Document Delivery staff will scan book chapters, periodicals, and microformat items into PDF or TIFF file formats for delivery to your desktop computer . If desired, these documents can be printed. This free service is available to ECU students, faculty, staff, alumni, retired faculty and staff, and Friends of Joyner Library. Patrons not affiliated with ECU should request this service from their local public or academic library. Request electronic delivery online

DVD and VHS Collection

Many DVD, VHS, and streaming media titles have closed captions available. If you would like assistance using closed captioning, ask at a library service desk.

Large Print, Braille, and Audio Books

Books and journals in large print, Braille, or audio formats may be borrowed through interlibrary loan. We can obtain material from other academic, public, and special libraries, including the State Library of North Carolina's Library for the Blind and Physically Handicapped. Material will be delivered to Joyner Library for use within the library. Some materials may be borrowed for home use. To inquire about Interlibrary Loan services call 252-328-6068. After 5 PM on weekdays and all weekend hours ask staff at the Circulation Desk for assistance or call 252-328-6518.

North Carolina State Library for the Blind and Physically Handicapped

If you live in North Carolina, you may register with the state's Library for the Blind and Physically Handicapped to participate in their delivery services. If you qualify for the service, material and equipment will be mailed to your home. Contact their staff for an application. If you live in another state, contact your state library to learn if a similar service is provided.

ECU Department of Disability Services

East Carolina University seeks to comply fully with the Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA). ECU students requesting accommodations based on a disability must be registered with the Department for Disability Support Services located in Slay 138. Call (252) 737-1016 (Voice/TTY)).

Ask a Librarian for Help

If you have any questions about disability library services please use our Ask a Librarian service. Most questions will be answered within 2 working days for ECU students, faculty, and staff and 4 working days for all others. You may also email us directly at or call our Reference Desk at (252) 328-6677 or 1-866-291-5581 (toll free).