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Math-Physics-Astronomy Library Services for Patrons with Disabilities

A call must be placed in advance to the David Rittenhouse Laboratory Building to arrange for access. A remote control device is needed for access to the barrier-free entrance. The device can be obtained by calling Facilities Management for the building, (215) 898-9870.

The barrier-free entrance is on 33rd street through the door at the top of the ramp and to the far left of the Main Entrance. This door is locked at all times and requires the remote control device for entrance. Upon entering proceed down the hall and make a right. The elevator is halfway down the hall on the right.

The Math/Physics/Astronomy Library is located on the 3rd Floor in room 3N1. Go left after leaving the elevator to the intersecting corridor. Turn left and go through the double doors to the end of this corridor. Turn right. The library is half way down the corridor on the right.

Patrons with disabilities are encouraged to bring a person with them to help in using the catalogs and in retrieving materials from the stacks. However, if this is not possible, library staff will arrange for assistance. Please note that telephone reference is available. Reference staff will search up to 10 items in the catalogs upon request. For additional information or to arrange for staff assistance please contact the Librarian, (215) 898-8173.

Arrangements can be made to pick up Departmental Library books from Van Pelt. Please contact Jonathan Segal (215) 898-7070) or Andrea Loigman (215) 898-0701, for this service.

The Math-Physics-Astronomy Library works closely with Ancil George (phone: (215) 898-2316) the Coordinator of library service for patrons with disabilities and the Office of Affirmative Action. Patrons may also wish to bring library-related issues to Susan Shapiro of Students Disabilities Services, voice: (215) 573-9235; TDD: (215) 746-6320.