The Catholic University of America


Library Access



The Catholic University of America Libraries system is committed to providing CUA students with equal access to its resources. To reach this goal, the libraries provide appropriate accommodations to Catholic University students with disabilities. For more information on CUA libraries, click here

Entering the Mullen Library

Patrons who have difficulties using the stairs at the main entrance of Mullen Library may enter through the South rear entrance. CUA students who are registered with the Office of Disability Support Services can use their Cardinal Card to open the door. Students must request permission for this access by requesting a letter from DSS for the library.

Assistance with Research and Using the Library

Students with disabilities needing assistance at the library will need to schedule a library consultation in advance so that we can determine the appropriate services to be provided. To register, go to or call 202-319-5070. We recommend scheduling this consultation early in the semester if possible.

Assistive Technologies at Mullen Library

Mullen Library provides a computer with assistive technology in order to provide equal access to information for any student with a documented disability.

More complete information is available on the library website at:

The Library Head of Electronic Resources and Services is responsible for being the point person who reviews library licenses to ensure the terms of the license do not limit the library's ability to make the material accessible.