Bertrand Library is dedicated to providing equal and equitable access to all Bucknell students, staff, faculty, and community members. We are constantly evaluating our policies and procedures to ensure that we are serving our community as best we can. In this guide, you will find information about the spaces within the library, the assistive technology and services we offer, the videos we've made to help students feel more comfortable using our services, and our connection to the Office of Accessibility Resources. If there is anywhere you feel we are lacking, or if you have a suggestion for us to make our library more welcoming to all, you can tell us in the Feedback tab.
The Division of Library and Information Technology at Bucknell University strives to provide an environment in which all members of the campus community feel welcome, supported, respected, and valued. We respect and support diversity in all of its forms, including identity, skill sets, backgrounds, and experience. We strive to be inclusive by understanding and meeting the evolving needs of our diverse community.
We have a moral and professional obligation to share the responsibility of always treating each other with respect, even when we disagree. There are also practical benefits to a community in doing so, including generating rich ideas, and improving the world around us.
For information about service or emotional support animals in the library, please see the University page on Service & Emotional Support Animals.
In the event of an emergency that requires evacuation of the library, an announcement will be made via the building’s public announcement system.
This guide represents the culmination of a project initiated and led by Jessica Cowden, Interlibrary Loan Assistant, for The Ellen Clarke Bertrand Library at Bucknell University.