Disability and Access Policy

Policy Statement

The University of Texas Libraries is committed to providing access to our collections and services in compliance with the Americans with Disabilities Act. Our policy is to provide, whenever possible, arrangements that enable library users with disabilities to work independently. Please share your feedback about making the Libraries more accessible.

Spaces & Assistive Technology Equipment

A Reduced Distraction Room in the Perry-Castañeda Library is available to students registered with the University’s Disability and Access Office. Request access at PCL Borrowers Services.

A wheelchair for use in the Perry-Castañeda Library (PCL) is available upon request at the PCL Desk.

Assistive technology equipment is available in the Perry-Castañeda Library (PCL) in the Assistive Technology Room and a workstation in the main PCL computer lab.

Access to Digitized Materials

Eligible students, staff and faculty with print disabilities may request accessible versions of titles through the HathiTrust Digital Library. Access includes all books held in HathiTrust collection. Contact Coordinator of Disability and Access for more information.

Access to Print Materials

Users can request materials to be pulled from the stacks by using the Pick It Up function available in the UT Libraries Catalog. Additionally, users may request OCR-compatible scans of articles and book chapters through our Get a Scan service available through Interlibrary Services.

Users registered with Disability and Access can establish a proxy borrower who can retrieve materials on their behalf. Contact Borrower Services for details.

Users may also be eligible for remote delivery of print materials. Contact Interlibrary Services for details.

Research Assistance

Research assistance is available in person, on the telephone and via e-mail to all library users. It is also available via chat to UT-Austin students, faculty and staff. Users who require extend research assistance using assistive technology equipment are encouraged to make an appointment with the Coordinator for Disability and Access.

Classes and Workshops

Users with disabilities who need accommodations during library instruction sessions, including course integrated sessions and drop-in workshops, should contact the instructor or the Coordinator for Disability and Access in advance to make arrangements.


Users may contact the Coordinator for Disability and Access with accessibility-related requests or concerns.