Accessibility Service Policy

Eugene McDermott Library offers a wide range of services for users with disabilities. If special assistance is needed to use our services and resources, please call 972-883-2953 to ensure staff availability. In addition to the services listed, we abide by the policies of the UTD Student AccessAbility Office.

Library Services Desk

General Campus Assistance
[email protected]


Adaptive Workspace

The Accessibility workstation equipment.

The Adaptive Workspace (MC 2.408 – Media Center) is available to UT Dallas students, faculty, and staff with disabilities on a first-come, first-served basis. An active UT Dallas NetID is required to use the equipment.

Note: This space is intended for studying and research purposes. Due to its location, group meetings are not allowed.



Monday – Friday, 8am to 7pm
Saturday & Sunday, 11am to 7pm

For after-hours accommodations, please call the Services Desk at 972-883-2953.




Dell OptiPlex computer
Microsoft Windows-enabled.

TOPAZ desktop magnifier

SARA and PEARL scanners
Convert books to digital text for reading aloud via the Open Book software. Converted books can be saved as TXT (plain or rich text), MS Word, or audio files.

Braille keyboard




Open Book
For use with the PEARL scanner.

Screen magnification software.

Screen reading software that assists with computer navigation.


First Time?

Make an appointment with one of our Accessibility Librarians for a brief introduction (about 15 minutes). They will help you feel comfortable using the space and answer any questions you may have.




Print & Copy Assistance

[email protected]

Services Desk staff are available to assist with the copying and printing of materials in the Library Copy Center.

You will need an active, loaded Comet Card to pay – B&W, 6¢/side; Color, 25¢/side. Add cash using the Add Value machine near the copiers (bills only), or use the GET App to use a credit or debit card ($10 minimum).


Scan & Deliver Documents

[email protected]

The Interlibrary Loan Department will help convert and electronically deliver book chapters and journal articles in the requested format (OCR, PDF, etc.).

Request an Article or Chapter


Retrieval of Materials

[email protected]

Physical books or media items will be retrieved immediately by Services Desk staff, if staff availability allows. Otherwise, we will try to make the item available within 24 hours.


Additional Requests

Dr. Ellen Safley
[email protected]

Any UTD student, staff, or faculty member who need special accommodations beyond what is listed, please contact the Dean of Libraries, Dr. Ellen Safley.


Accessibility Librarians

The Accessibility Librarians are available to assist you. If you have any questions or would like to schedule an appointment, let them know.

Librarian, Katie Robinson

Katie Robinson
[email protected]

Librarian, Ryan Slattery

Ryan Slattery
[email protected]

Senior Librarian, Travis Goode

Travis Goode
[email protected]

Page Last Updated: June 11, 2020