There are four disability parking spots on Shaw Road, next to the main entrance of the library. Disabled placard or license plates are required.
Maxwell Library has two elevators. The ground floor stop requires a security-approved BSU Connect card. Approved cards are created by the Connect Card Office after authorization from the Disability Resources Office. Visitors who cannot use the stairs to go to the ground floor may ask Circulation Services or Reference Services for access to the ground floor via the elevator.
There is an accessible public restroom available on the ground floor. It is adjacent to the Coffee Cafe. If you need help finding it, you may ask at one of the service desks.
The second floor of the library (near the elevator) has two wheel-chair accessible locations with electrical outlets.
Mon - Thurs: 7:30 am - 11:45 pm
Fri: 7:30 am - 5:00 pm
Sat: 8:30 am - 4:00 pm
Sun: 12:00 pm - 11:45 pm
Individuals needing physical help with research may ask Reference staff for assistance. For in-depth research please contact the reference desk in advance to assure that reference help will be available.
Individuals needing assistance with retrieving material may ask a staff member for help.
Members of the Bridgewater State University community with active BSU user accounts may access the Maxwell Library's catalog and other databases from the Library Homepage.
MaxExpress is electronic delivery of articles, book chapters, and other documents owned by the Clement C. Maxwell Library (as well as resources available through ILL/DDS - Interlibrary Loan/Document Delivery Services). It is a service which offers electronic delivery of articles and book chapters to a server where the requestor can then access them via their ILL/DDS account. MaxExpress is available to faculty, librarians, administrators, staff, visiting lecturers, graduate students, and students with disabilities.
Reference Services offers library orientation and instruction. Meeting are arranged by contacting the Reference Desk or by submitting a Research Consultation Request Form. Meetings can take up to an hour, so please plan accordingly.
A PC with adaptive technology is on the first floor of the library across from L113. Specialized software includes Dragon Naturally Speaking for Windows, Jaws Zoom Text, and Kurzweill 3000.
There is one designated wheel chair accessible computer station near the reference desk (Most other stations are also wheel chair accessible.