Services for Persons with Disabilities
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UNT Libraries strive to maintain reasonable accommodations for users with disabilities. Any library user with a disability that will require additional accommodations regarding software or equipment must present a written request to:
Assistant Dean, Library Facilities and Systems
Willis Library, Room 260 (940) 565-3024
Policies & Procedures
- The UNT Libraries Disability Accommodation Policy is available online.
- Please also see the UNT Disability Accommodation Policy for Students and Academic Units (16-001).
- University of North Texas AA/EOE/ADA Information.
- As per Library Use Policies, trained service animals are the only animals permitted in the Libraries.
The UNT Libraries recommend that students register with the Office of Disability Access, Sage Hall, Suite 167, (940) 565-4323.
- There are accessible tables, carrels, and computers available on each floor of Willis Library and on the main floors of the Sycamore Library, Media Library, and Discovery Park Library.
- Media Library viewing carrels are wheelchair accessible and a private viewing room is available for patrons with special viewing needs.
- Study Pod LL-1, located on the Willis Lower Level, is Wheelchair Accessible.
- Tenor One Button Studio is an accessible recording studio.
Research Assistance Services
Reference assistance offered in Willis Library includes assistance by telephone, reference by appointment for one-on-one consultation, E-mail reference.
- Reference by Appointment: This service is available to those needing in-depth reference assistance. Please inform the staff of your special needs, so they can better accommodate you.
- E-Mail Reference: - E-mail form for submitting questions to reference staff.
- Ask Us: Reference Services at the UNT Libraries.
Social Sciences & Community Engagement Librarian
Users with disabilities that prevent them from retrieving library materials may request at a service desk that materials be pulled for them.
The request for assistance may be made in person, by phone, or by e-mail. Government Documents can make arrangements for community members not affiliated with UNT to use electronic government information products in the Adaptive Computer Lab or other approved facilities.
A number of cataloged items have features or attributes that have been designed to aid users that may assist some patrons. Though not exhaustive, the following list provides quick access to cataloged materials:
- Video recordings for the hearing impaired
- Video recordings for people with visual disabilities
- Audio Books & Spoken Recordings
- Large Print
Access Services (Circulation & ILL)
- Circulating Items may be renewed through the UNT Library Catalog.
- Circulation also offers material delivery and distance learning services.
Please go to The Spark Technology Engagement Service Desk on the first floor of Willis Library. Individuals will be wearing a grey vest. You can also call 940-369-5259.
The Facilities and Systems supports all the computers in the Libraries, including those with special software to assist patrons with disabilities. The Spark, a unit within the Facilities and Systems department and a member of the UNT Student Computer Labs system supports the laptops and workstations in Willis Library. All public computers have the following software installed:
- JAWS 2021 | JAWS PDF Quickstart Guide
- Windows integrated adaptive software
- Apple Accessibility
In addition, the ADA Assistive Devices area on the first floor of Willis Library Just outside the 130 Learning Center has the following equipment:
- High Contract/Large Print keyboard
- HP Printer and Release station
- Perkins Brailer
- TOPAZ Desktop Magnifier
- The TOPAZ Desktop Video Magnifier makes seeing printed type, pictures, handwriting and small details easier. Place a letter or picture on the moveable reading table, and adjust the magnification level and the display colors to work best for your eyesight. The document displays in large size on the screen.
- Two Dell Workstations
- Video Phone
The Spark strives to maintain reasonable accommodations for patrons with disabilities. In an effort to best meet the computing needs of patrons with adaptive requests UNT created an adaptive lab. The Adaptive Student Computer Lab is designed specifically to meet the needs of disabled or adaptive needs patrons. The Adaptive Lab is supported by UIT and is located in Sage Hall, Room 330.
- A library-use [refreshable braille display][braille] is available on the 4th floor of Willis Library
- Various controllers and other assistive devices are available for checkout at various service desks.