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Service Animals

Service animals, and service-animals-in-training, are welcome and permitted in all areas of University Library.

Service animals are defined by the Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA) as “any dog that is individually trained to do work or perform tasks for the benefit of an individual with a disability, including a physical, sensory, psychiatric, intellectual, or other mental disability.” The “work or tasks performed by a service animal must be directly related to the individual’s disability.”

In accordance with ADA guidelines, service animals may be asked to leave the library if they are not under control or are not housebroken.

Dogs whose only function is to provide comfort or emotional support (emotional support animals) are not considered service animals under ADA. Emotional support animals, and all other animals, are not permitted in the library.

Useful Links:

ADA Requirements: Service Animals:


Frequently Asked Questions about Service Animals and the ADA:


University Library Assistance for Individuals with Disabilities:


Updated Apr 06, 2018 by Access Services Team