Information for Users with Disabilities

The University of Texas Libraries is committed to providing access to our collections and services in compliance with the Americans with Disabilities Act. Our goal 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.

In addition to physical spaces, we are determined to provide accessible digital materials. This includes regularly scheduled scanning/adjustment of all UT Libraries website pages for accessibility and other access concerns.

We now provide OpenDyslexic on UT Libraries computers.

Library Resources and Services

Spaces and 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 & 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.

Captioning & Transcription

Learn how to access high quality, professional text versions of your audio/visual content through the Captioning & Transcription Service.

Wheelchair Accessible Computer Workstation Areas

Find a list of computer workstations that are wheelchair accessible.

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Computer Workstations at the Architecture and Planning Library

Architecture and Planning Library

Computer workstations at the Architecture and Planning Library.

Student in front of a computer in a nicely bulb lit room
Computer Workstations at the Benson

Benson Latin American Collection

Floor First Floor

Computer workstations at the Benson Latin American Collection. 

Student in front of a Dell computer
Computer Workstations at the Physics Math Astronomy Library

Computer workstations at the Physics Mathematics Astronomy Library. 

Students in front of a row of computers
Engineering Library Service Desk

Engineering Library

Floor First Floor

The service desk at the Engineering Library is on the 1st floor of the Engineering and Education Research Center (EER) and includes a Research Help & Check Out Desk, PC workstations, a quick print station, a library catalog computer, and an overhead book scanner.  The Engineering Library is wheelchair accessible. 

PCL Assistive Technology Room

Perry Castañeda Library

Floor Fourth Floor

Assistive technology is available in a room on the 4th floor. A key to PCL 4.104 can be requested at the Research Help and Checkout desk on the 2nd floor during regular hours. An assistive technology workstation is also available in the main computer lab area on the 2nd floor.

For questions about the Assistive Technology Room, contact Joe Dobbs,

computer with specialized hardware, on a desk