Riverside City College
Salvatore G. Rotella Library
Library Guidelines for Patrons with Disabilities
(Revised Draft April 2016)
The Rotella Library in collaboration with the Disability Resource Center (DRC) provides “reasonable accommodation” to RCC students, faculty, staff, and Community Borrower card holders with disabilities.
RCC students with disabilities are encouraged to contact the DRC in the O.W. Noble Building (soon moving to the new Kane Building) to learn about the specific services offered by that office (951-222-8060; TDD 951-222-8061).
Parking and Building
Parking on campus requires a permit. Permits are available for annual, semester, or daily use. Parking meters are available in the Parking Structure located off Terracina Drive, and in Lots B, G, Q, and Y. Visitors can pay by the hour at the rate of $1 an hour, $3 for 4 hours and $5 for all day. Once paid, you may park in any available white space. For more information contact Parking Services at (951) 222-8520, or review their policy on Disabled
The Library is located at 4800 Magnolia Avenue at the corner of Terracina Drive with nearest parking across from the Parking Structure and Lot B. In order to enter the building, take the elevator across from the Digital Auditorium.
Screen magnification software.
Dragon Naturally Speaking (This program is installed on selected
“You talk, and it types.”
A dedicated Assistive Technology workstation is also available for use near the library’s Reference Desk (main floor, west wing). This workstation features a computer, a video magnifier, and a dedicated scanner. A USB-enabled headphone is available at the Circulation Desk. The workstation can be used on a drop-in basis during regular library hours. All persons using the Assistive Technology Workstation must adhere to the Student Code of Conduct. Violators of the code may be prohibited from using the workstation. Priority is given to currently enrolled Riverside City College students and employees of the college.
Patrons must know how to use the equipment as library staff is not available or trained to assist users in operating assistive equipment and software. Training is available for students from the DRC. Very basic assistance is available at the Computer Support Desk located on the main floor, east wing.
Though not trained in the use assistive technology, a reference
librarian is available to help find and evaluate information.
Large Print Books
The library does not maintain a significant number of large print
books; however, the video magnifier located at the Assistive Technology
Workstation makes any size print accessible for most users.
Electronic Books (e-books)
Several thousand e-books are available for Riverside City College
students and staff. Most of the titles come from NetLibrary and Project
Gutenberg and can be “read” with JAWS/ZoomText or Kurzweil
3000. E-books licensed to Riverside City College may be accessed
off-campus by currently registered students and campus employees, but
the disabled user must have the necessary equipment/software.
Despite laws on accessibility some database vendors have yet to comply,
and those who claim compliancy, do so with various degrees of success.
Our link to Databases
, lists those vendors who have made an
effort toward compliance. Databases licensed to Riverside City College
may be accessed off-campus by currently registered students and campus
employees, but the disabled user must have the necessary
Patrons with disabilities who need assistance with photocopying or book
retrieval may request help at the Circulation Desk (main floor, east
wing). Patience is requested as staffing may be very limited.
For additional physical assistance beyond accommodation hardware software, or for individual assistance, students should make prior arrangements with the DRC.
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