The UW-Madison libraries are committed to providing access to all library facilities and collections for people with disabilities. Whenever possible, the libraries will select and acquire resources and technologies that are accessible to all in full compliance with the Americans with Disabilities Act. For those parts of the historical library collections that are not accessible, the libraries are committed to providing reasonable accommodations and timely access in appropriately reformatted media that are accessible to disabled library users.
Library Resources & Services
- Contact a librarian for individual assistance.
Access to Print or Online Materials
- NEW: Digital Delivery Pilot provides accessible electronic versions of library materials for students with print disabilities.
- Request books from UW-Madison, UW-System, or other libraries to be delivered to the library of your choice.
- Scan documents to email using networked library photocopiers. Use these scanners to send a PDF copy of documents to email and then use software with optical character recognition to convert the images to text for reading.
- Request electronic copies of articles or request electronic copies of book excerpts when online access is not available.
- Use the Database Library to find and access resources already available in accessible formats online.
Access to Course Materials
- Contact the McBurney Disability Resource Center for additional assistance in captioning or document conversion services for course-related materials.
- Adaptive hardware and software available at campus libraries include screen readers, headphones, text enlargers, trackballs and other keyboard adapters. Additional specialized resources are available in the Memorial Library Information Lab.
- Equipment for alternative computer access is available at InfoLabs around campus.
If you have questions about access to library services for people with disabilities or need additional help or information, please contact Carrie Nelson.