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The U-M Library is committed to providing equal access to information and services to all students, faculty and staff members. We aim to provide digital resources that meet accessibility standards and services that align with best practices. Support and accommodations are available for patrons with disabilities.


If you have a concern about disability access or accessibility, please contact

If you have a general question about access to resources, please see our University Library Access Policy or contact our Ask a Librarian services.

All patrons may ask for assistance at any library service desk.

Available Services

The library offers additional resources to patrons with disabilities who have established eligibility with the Office of Services for Students with Disabilities.

Document Delivery

Our 7FAST service provides free document retrieval services to eligible users. Patrons may have articles, microfilm or book chapters provided electronically, or have books delivered to a departmental mailbox.

Access to Digitized Materials

Eligible students, staff and faculty whose disabilities do not allow them to use printed books may access digital versions of titles through the HathiTrust Digital Library. Access includes all books held in HathiTrust collection.

U-M Library Catalog Search will provide links to Hathitrust items. Users can also search directly on the HathiTrust website.

In order to gain access, students, faculty and staff need to provide documentation of their disability to the Services for Students with Disabilities at the University of Michigan, and in the process ask that they be added to the list of verified HathiTrust users. SSD users must login to HathiTrust using their U-M uniqname. Students, faculty and staff who are registered with the SSD office can also send a request for a specific book to or Further details on access are available at the HathiTrust accessibility page.

Adaptive Technologies

Basic assistive technology is available on all public access computers in the Library and around campus. Adjustable-height tables are available in several locations. Additional assistive technology is available at the Knox Center Adaptive Technology Computing Site (2064 Shapiro), which is restricted to students registered with the Services for Students with Disabilities office. For more information and technology documentation, visit the Knox Center website.


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Last modified: 06/28/2018