Services for Patrons with Disabilities
All members of the University of Michigan community as well as members of the public are welcome to use any Universtiy Library branch. Services for library users with disabilities vary from library to library depending on staffing, location and building layout. If you need assistance retrieving materials or accessing resources while in a Library, please ask for assistance at any Library service desk. You may also direct questions to Darlene Nichols (firstname.lastname@example.org), 734-936-2362 in Library administration.
The University Library’s 7FAST service provides free retrieval service to users whose disabilities make it difficult for them to use the Library. The Office of Services for Students with Disabilities determines eligibility for this service. Contact Office of Services for Students with Disabilities for further information:
G-664 Haven Hall
505 South State St.
Ann Arbor, MI 48109-1045
Phone: (734) 763-3000
Fax: (734) 936-3947
Accessible Digital Materials via HathiTrust
The HathiTrust Digital Library <http://www.hathitrust.org> is the online catalog for millions of digitized books, including those created by the Michigan Digitization Project <http://www.lib.umich.edu/michigan-digitization-project> at the University of Michigan Library. Accessible online texts, including in-copyright works, are available for UM students, staff and faculty whose disabilities do not allow them to use printed books. It is necessary to first provide documentation of a disability to the Office of Services for Students with Disabilities (SSD) <http://ssd.umich.edu/mbooks> and ask to be added to the list of those eligible to receive access. Actual online access to books may take a few days. More information regarding documentation requirements and the actual steps to obtaining access are available by contacting SSD.
Services by Library
Shapiro Library, James Knox Adaptive Technology Site - specialized hardware and software to accommodate the information technology needs of persons with physical, visual, learning, dexterity and mobility impairments is located on the first floor of the Undergraduate Library.