Service Animals in the Library Guidelines

The Kraemer Family Library welcomes service animals* however, for their safety and comfort as well as in recognition of the rights and privileges of other library patrons, owners are asked to observe the following:

  • Any library staff may ask you:
    • Is the animal a service animal require because of a disability?
    • What work or task has the animal been trained to perform?
  • Service animals must be supervised by the owner at all times while inside the library. The Library does not take responsibility for monitoring the safety or behavior of unattended service animals.
  • If any service animal visiting the library experiences a problem and the owner is not present in the building or cannot be reached by telephone Officers from the Department of Public Safety will be contacted to take charge of the situation.
  • Kraemer Family Library strives to provide an atmosphere conducive to study and research and service animals are expected to be in the library in a quiet, orderly manner and with their owner. Loud, noisy or disruptive behavior is inappropriate and service animals, as well as the owner, will be asked to leave if this type of behavior persists.

In case of questions in regards to service animals, please refer to UCCS Facilities 400-012 Animals on Campus Policy or to the U.S. Department of Justice Civil Right Division under the Disability Right Section.

*According to the U.S. Department of Justice, a service animal is defined as an animal "that has been individually trained to do work or perform tasks for an individual with a disability. The task(s) performed by the dog must be directly related to the person's disability."

*Under the ADA, service animals do not include animals trained for emotional support, therapy, comfort, or companion animals.