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A survey based study was undertaken in selected College libraries in Jorhat District of Assam, India to find out the current status of services and resources for the patrons with disabilities. A structured questionnaire was used to collect information from the librarians of the Colleges under the study. Convenience sampling method was used to select the libraries to be part of the study. Data coding and descriptive analysis of data was done using Microsoft Excel. Results show that majority of the College Libraries in Jorhat district are not in a position to provide adequate services to patrons with disabilities. Results also show lack of a common policy among the College libraries regarding the patrons with disabilities. Constraints for implementing services for patrons with disabilities include lack of demand from patrons, lack of trained library manpower, financial constraints, and apathy of the higher authority.