In compliance with the Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA) of 1990, the
Howard County Library District (HCLD) will ensure that qualified individuals
with disabilities are given equal opportunities and access with respect to
employment and public accommodation as required and allowed by law.
This policy applies to individuals seeking employment or services, current
employees, patrons in the HCLD service area, or anyone doing business with
HCLD is not required to provide reasonable accommodation in the following
This policy does not create an express or implied contract of employment.
Applicants with a conditional job offer may be subject to withdrawal of the
job offer or employees may be terminated at any time, for any reason, except
as otherwise prohibited by law.
Accommodation that would
impose an undue hardship
upon HCLD operations;
Individuals or employees
who are found to be
unqualified with reasonable
accommodation for the
position that is desired or
If the employee or
applicant with a disability
imposes a direct threat of
substantial harm to the
health or safety of himself
or herself or to others.
It is the responsibility of individuals seeking accommodations to notify the
library supervisor of disability, the type of accommodations requested, the
reasons the accommodations is necessary, and to provide substantiation
reasonably requested by the Library. Substantiation reasonably
requested by HCLD must be provided at the individual's cost unless HCLD
prescribes the identity of the professional, requests a second opinion, or
imposes some other specification beyond the individual's general obligation
to acceptably document the condition and necessary accommodations.
Once the existence of a covered disability is established, HCLD and the
individual will work together to develop and implement a reasonable
accommodation. If the individual refuses to work with HCLD in good
faith to arrive at an acceptable accommodation and implementation, the
individual will be deemed to have waived the right to accommodation.
All Howard County Residents
have full access to the services offered by the Central Methodist University
Library. The CMU library is ADA-compatible and patrons may access the
Howard County Public Library's holdings through the CMU computers.