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Students With Disabilities

The DePau​l Library is committed to providing effective accommodations to help users with disabilities make the most efficient use of library facilities, materials and services. Immediate assistance may sometimes be possible, but for extensive support, the best approach is to enroll with and coordinate services with the Center for Students with Disabilities or Human Resources (for faculty/staff.)


  • Chat research assistance Users with speech and hearing impairments may prefer to work with a librarian by chat.
  • Adaptive equipment and assistive technology: ZoomText software and Topaz HD video magnifiers are available on designated computers in the Loop Library (DPC 10012) and in the Information Commons at the John T. Richardson Library.
  • Workstation accessibility: All library locations have workstations that are wheelchair-accessible.
  • Request materials from library shelves: If you need accommodation to pull books from the shelves, you may coordinate with the Center for Students with Disabilities or Human Resources or simply request the books online. The library will send you an email when they are ready to be picked up at the Access Services desk under your name.
  • Scanning: Scanners are available to scan material to read using assistive technology.
  • 711 Illinois Relay: For deaf and speech impaired communication over the telephone, use the 711 Illinois Telephone Relay Service to contact the library.

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