Our Library

The IHCD library is open to the public. Our library has the largest collection in the US of publications and multimedia materials on accessibility and universal design.

IHCD library is a research library--all books are available to be used on site but cannot be borrowed. When visiting our library in person, you may browse our collection which is organized alphabetically by book label. The alphabet begins on the shelves closest to the entrance of the library space. To learn more about the Library of Congress Classification System and the new labeling system, use the following link for a complete guide:Library of Congress Classification System

The library is named after Dr. Gunnar Dybwad, one of the world's first and staunchest advocates for the human rights of people with disabilities and includes his personal collection related to design. A recent bequest from architect Paul Grayson, one of the seminal leaders in the universal design movement, substantially expanded the collection.

Hours of operation: Monday-Friday 9:00 am -- 5:00 pm

We will try to accommodate alternate hours as needed.

For more information, please contact: Maggie Austen.

Library reading room
Library reading room.

The Dybwad Library

The Dybwad Library
The Dybwad Library.