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


Databases

For more information on Library article databases, visit the Library Resources and ADA accessibility page.


Print Material

To check the availability of UCSC materials, please search the online catalog, or call:

  • Science & Engineering Library: (831) 459-5300
  • McHenry Library: (831) 459-5185

To arrange for pickup of print materials, please email Circulation staff or call:

  • Science & Engineering Library: (831) 459-5300
  • McHenry Library: (831) 459-5185

Proxy Borrowing

DRC-registered students may designate another person to borrow library materials on their behalf. Information on proxy borrowing, along with the proxy card application, can be found on the Patron Borrowing Categories page.


Renew Library Materials

You may renew items from the regular collection online (https://cruzcat.ucsc.edu/patroninfo) or over the phone:

  • Science & Engineering Library: (831) 459-5300
  • McHenry Library: (831) 459-5185

You may renew Interlibrary Loan items online.


Research Assistance

For research assistance, you may call the Information Services Desk at (831) 459-5171  or email a question to Ask a Librarian.


Reserve Materials

You may request a longer loan period for reserve materials in order to use them with special reading equipment. Contact the University Library Reserves staff for assistance.

by phone, via the Circulation Desk: (831) 459-5185 (McHenry) or (831) 459-5300 (Science & Engineering)

by email: bookreserves@ucsc.edu

online: http://library.ucsc.edu/services/course-reserves

 


Service Animals

Service animals are welcome in the University Library.  In order to help maintain a productive and safe environment for all Library users and staff, service animals must be in physical proximity with their handler and under handler control at all times.  Service animals may not be left unattended by their handler at any time.

 


Workstations

The University Library adaptive workstations are available in:
McHenry Library Digital Scholarship Commons/Media Center, Room 0337
Science & Engineering Library in the Dougherty Reading Room 

Adaptive Workstation Hardware and Software information:

Hardware
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
Speakers
Microphone: Quick Sound
Mouse: Kensington Turboball
Keyboard: BigKeys LX
Headphones (2 for each library): LabTec Elite-810
Scanner: HP Scanjet Automatic Document Feeder

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

To access the adaptive workstations:

 


ADA
 

The Americans with Disabilities Act (PL 101-336), in its broadest definition, is landmark legislation that extends civil rights protection to people with disabilities. These rights include equal access to employment, public services, public accommodations provided by private entities, transportation, and telecommunications. Information about the Americans with Disabilities Act can be found online. For more information, consult the UCSC Disability Accommodations and Resources page.
 


For more information regarding University Library services, contact Sarah Troy, Head of User Services & Resource Sharing.