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Accessibility: Our Building

This guide highlights Simpson Library's accessibility resources.


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Paul Boger




Simpson Library
1801 College Ave.
Fredericksburg, VA 22401

Simpson Library


  • The main entrance to Simpson Library is located on Campus Walk, the main pedestrian path through campus, at 1801 College Ave.
  • The main entrance is wheelchair accessible.


  • Accessible parking spaces are available across the Fredericksburg campus.
  • The closest accessible parking with easy access to Campus Walk is along the side of the Jepson Science Center.
  • For more information on accessible campus parking, visit the UMW Parking Management Website.


  • Access to all floors is available via the elevator at the north end of the building, on the side of Simpson closest to the HCC.
  • The elevators' floor numbers are printed in Braille for use by the visually impaired.

Restrooms and Water Fountains

  • Wheelchair accessible restrooms and water fountains are available on all floors.

Study Rooms and Quiet Study Areas

  • Wheelchair-accessible group study rooms are located on the second and third floors. Study rooms may be reserved by visiting 25Live, UMW's room booking system. Search for "Simpson" to see available Simpson Library study rooms.
  • Although it is often possible to find a quiet study space on all three floors, Simpson's 3rd floor is reserved for quiet study and includes a variety of study spaces for individual study

Service Animals

  • Service Animals and service-animals-in-training are welcome and permitted.

Emergency Evacuations

  • Fire alarms are equipped with strobe lights for hearing-impaired patrons.
  • In any emergency, DO NOT USE THE ELEVATORS.

Library Floor Plan