Patrons with Disabilities

The University Library provides a range of services to people with disabilities. Whenever possible, services are integrated into regular library activities.

Services Available through the University Library:

To check the availability (circulation status) of UCSC materials (831) 459-5185—McHenry Circulation Desk
459-5300—S&E Circulation Desk
To arrange for pick-up of library materials (retrieve materials from library shelves) 459-5185—McHenry Circulation Desk
459-5300—S&E Circulation  Desk
To renew (extend the loan period of) library materials 459-5185—McHenry Circulation Desk
459-5300—S&E Circulation Desk
For assistance with reference queries, call or e-mail a question to Ask a Librarian 459-5171—Information Services Desk


For library departments 459-4000—McHenry Library
459-2050—S&E Library


Information about library databases and accessibility.

The University Library adaptive workstations are available in:
McHenry Library Media Center
Science & Engineering Library in the Current Periodicals Room 

Adaptive Workstation Hardware and Software information:

Dell computer:

  • Flat-panel monitor
  • DVD player

Floppy / Zip / CD-RW drives (allows you to write to disks; i.e., CD burner)
Mouse: Logitech
Keyboard w/Braille keys
Microphone: Quick Sound
Mouse: Kensington Turboball
Keyboard: BigKeys LX
Headphones (2 for each library): LabTec Elite-810
Scanner: HP Scanjet Automatic Document Feeder

WYNN Reader*
Easy CD Creator 5, Basic
Internet Explorer
Adobe Acrobat Reader
Card-Access Printing

To access the adaptive workstations:



For more information, contact Sarah Troy, Head of User Services & Resource Sharing:

  Campus resources for UCSC staff/students: