Monthly Archives: August 2016

NDLCC Standards Compliance Resource Links

Whether or not you attended one of our recent Summer Summit meetings, I wanted to ensure these resources were readily available and in one convenient location. If you need further assistance, don’t hesitate to contact your friendly Library Development Specialist here at the North Dakota State Library!

ADA: NDLCC Standards & Resources

The Americans with Disabilities Act was passed in 1990 and amended in 2010. From, the ADA “prohibits discrimination and ensures equal opportunity for persons with disabilities in employment, state and local government services, public accommodations, commercial facilities, and transportation.”

Visit for the text of the ADA, compliance guidelines, design standards and related information. The Act can be found in Title 42, Chapter 126 and Title 47, Chapter 5 of the United States Code, which divides laws according to their subject matter.

A newly constructed library building must meet all of the physical access requirements of the ADA Access Guidelines (ADAAG).

A library being remodeled must have the part being altered accessible to the maximum extent feasible according to ADAAGs.

If an existing library cannot be made accessible, then it must provide service in an alternative manner.

In addition to requirements of section 4 of ADA, design of public libraries must comply with section 8 (specifications for libraries).

State and local governments must operate services, programs, and activities so when viewed in its entirety, are readily accessible to individuals with disabilities.

ADA Resources: