Disability Support

Locating Materials

Library staff members are available to help with:

  • copying call numbers and printing citation lists
  • locating periodicals
  • using databases, library catalogs, the Internet, and microfiche and microfilm readers

Assistance with retrieving materials is available at the circulation desk. For speedier service, it helps to bring a list with your name and number, titles and authors, and call numbers for books. 

Checking Out & Returning Materials

You may appoint someone to borrow materials in your name; ask at the front desk about getting a proxy borrower card. We accept telephone and email renewals for patrons with disabilities.

Document Dictation Computers

Dragon Naturally Speaking is installed on three special patron stations located in the back corner of the second floor media area. Microphone headsets are available at the media desk.

Photocopying

Library staff members are usually available to make copies for patrons unable to use a photocopier. If no one is available, you may leave materials and instructions at the circulation desk for pickup at a later time. Compliance with the U.S. Copyright Law is required.

Physical Access to the Library

Ramps are located at the front (35") door.  The elevator is located toward the back of the library near the restrooms.

Personalized Services

The library provides equal access for all patrons but does not provide personal services. Individuals are responsible for independently using library resources and must make provisions for personal reading, typing, or note-taking services.

For texts in alternate format:
Bookshare »
Learning Ally »

For free screen readers for listening to etexts:
Natural Readers »
Download.com »

Service Animals

Service animals are welcome in McKee Library.

More Services at Southern

Information about the institutional policies and resources is available at Disability Support Services.