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Accessibility and Inclusiveness at University Libraries

University Libraries has collections and services for all students, faculty and staff.

Ablah Library should be a safe space!

Whether you need help with research, guidance on other campus services, or just someone to talk to, our staff is here to support you and ensure you feel safe and connected. Here are other ways to feel safe in Ablah Library.

Feeling Safe in Ablah

  • Does being alone help you feel safe? Use an Individual Study Room! These rooms have a door to help create a quiet space. 
  • Does being with others help you feel safe? The first or second floor commons areas might be your style. The commons areas have large tables perfect for spreading out books and other study materials. Sit alone or with others. Portable white boards are available in the commons areas. 
  • Do you prefer to meet with others in a room with a door? Use a Group Study Room! Reservations are not required unless you like to guarantee a space. A reservation must be made by a person who is a WSU student or employee, but others in your group do not have to be a WSU person. Use these rooms for study sessions or meet with your counselor or therapist in Ablah. 
  • Would you like to talk to a librarian one-on-one about your research needs? Schedule a consultation! Librarians each specialize in subject areas. 
  • Would you prefer a gender-neutral bathroom? Use the gender-neutral bathroom in 24-hour study room
  • Are you feeling uncomfortable or threatened? Use the police call buttons in 24-hour study room, including one inside the uni-sex bathroom.
  • Do you like to sit with your back to a wall? Some chairs are set around the outside walls on all floors.

Help outside Ablah

Wichita State has many offices or departments that serve students' physical and mental health. 

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