Increasing accessibility for visitors remains of critical importance for the University Libraries. Over the summer, we highlighted several initiatives that the Libraries undertook in coordination with the SUNY Electronic and Information Technology (EIT) Accessibility Policy. We are pleased to announce these efforts have continued this fall, most notably with the arrival of bariatric furniture in November.
Bariatric seating at the Dewey Graduate Library
Bariatric seating is designed for individuals with mobility impairments. They have increased weight capacities and offer more space for movement. They are especially well suited for visitors who need to take frequent breaks.
Individuals may find bariatric seating in the following locations:
One in LI-B48, classroom
One in LI-B14/15, classroom
One in LI-B92, Periodicals
One in LI-141, northeast group study area
One in LI-137, northwest group study area
One in SL-360, Special Collections Reading Room
One in SL-112, West side wing
One in SL-152, East side wing
Dewey Graduate Library
One in HA-102
One in HA-0001
“We're excited to offer our patrons as many seating options as possible, especially since some of them spend a very long time sitting in the library and we want everyone to be comfortable,” said Bridget Collins, Administrative Support Assistant for the Dewey Library. “We currently feature a bariatric chair on both levels of the Dewey library, each located at a vacant Info Commons workstation, so that patrons can use their own laptop or one of our PCs (or neither!).”