Riverside City College
Salvatore G. Rotella Library
Library Guidelines for Patrons with Disabilities
(Draft June 2011)
The Rotella Library in
collaboration with Disabled Student Programs & Services (DSPS)
provides “reasonable accommodation” to RCC students,
faculty, staff, and Community Borrower card holders with disabilities.
RCC students with disabilities are encouraged to contact Disabled
Student Programs & Services (DSPS) in the O.W. Noble Building to
learn about the specific services offered by that office (951-222-8060;
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, F, Q, and Y. Visitors can pay by the
hour at the rate of $1.00 for 2 hours or $2.00 for 4 hours. 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
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 DSPS. 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 DSPS.