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Americans with Disabilities Act Compliance

Jarrell Community Library and Resource CenterApproved June 25, 2020
Americans with Disabilities Act ComplianceRevised and Adopted March 14, 2023

Jarrell Community Library and Resource Center (JCLRC) provides equal access to all library facilities, activities, and programs in adherence to the Americans with Disabilities Act of 1990.

Service Animals

The library welcomes service animals, and service animals are permitted in any area of the library where members of the public are permitted to go. Trainers are also permitted to accompany service animals in training in the library. Members of the public may only enter the library with an animal if it is a service animal that provides accommodation under the Americans with Disabilities Act. Under the ADA, a service animal has been individually trained to do work or perform tasks for an individual with a disability. The animal must be trained to take a specific action to assist the person with a disability, and the task(s) performed must be directly related to the disability.

A staff member attempting to determine whether an animal is a service animal will never ask about the nature of a person’s disability.

Misrepresenting an animal as a service animal is a violation of the library’s Code of Conduct, and may result in suspension of library privileges.

Other Animals in the Library

  • Pets are not allowed in the library.
  • Emotional support, therapy, comfort or companion animals which have not been trained to perform a specific job or task do not qualify as service animals under the ADA.
  • The library may occasionally present programs that feature animals.

Employment

The library complies with all regulations of the U.S. Equal Employment Opportunity Commission under Title I of the Americans with Disabilities Act of 1990 and does not discriminate on the basis of disability in its hiring or employment practices.

Applicants, employees, or volunteers with disabilities who require a reasonable accommodation to apply for a position or to perform the essential function of their job should contact the human resources manager and/or their supervisor.

Reasonable Accommodation

In order to assist individuals with disabilities, the library provides materials in a variety of formats.

Despite the library’s best efforts, not all library materials may be available in accessible formats, not all areas of the library are available to individuals with disabilities, and not every library program, service and activity can be made accessible to every individual with a disability without fundamentally altering the nature of the service, activity or program. However, the library does make every reasonable effort to provide assistance to individuals with disabilities upon request.

Program and Meeting Accessibility

Customers requesting an accommodation should contact the library, not less than five (5) working days prior to the program or meeting. Questions about ADA compliance, concerns or suggestions about accessibility of library facilities, activities, and programs should be addressed to the Library Director, who can be reached at jarrelllibrarydirector@gmail.com.