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Library Services for users with disabilities

ASL Interpreters

The library employs students studying ASL interpreting to assist our Deaf and Hard of Hearing patrons.  Reference assistance in ASL is available as noted on our interpreter schedule.  

Please be aware that scheduled hours are subject to change.

If you feel your needs warrant a professional sign language interpreter or you need an interpreter outside of the hours listed below, please contact the Disability Resource Center/Communication Access at prior to your visit to the library.

Research Assistance

Users are encouraged to visit the reference office (room 108) for assistance in developing a researhc strategy, locating library resources and evaluating materials.  Appointments for research consultations with indivial librarians can also be arranged.  

There are many ways to contact the reference office for assistance::

  • in person at our reference office
  • by phone at 409-880-726; toll free: 866-375-5565
  • via sms at 409-209-9411
  • via chat on the library home page and here
  • or by individual consultations by contacting our reference librarians

Accessing Materials

Library staff are happy to assist patrons with disabilities who need aid retrieving books from the library shelves.  If you need assistance retreiving library materials, ask for help at the circulation desk in the first floor lobby or at the reference office in the back of the first floor.


Michael Saar is the appointed library liaison for students with disabilities.  Please contact him for any questions regarding access to resources, assistance with research or any other issues regarding your library experience.  He can be reached by email at or in room 207 on the second floor.


A scanner is located at the circulation desk for public use.

Items that need to be scanned for accessibility purposes are done without any fee.  Scanned documents can be emailed or saved to a flash drive.  Please contact the circulation desk at  409-880-7257 for assistance or questions regarding scanning documents.

For more extensive scanning needs please contact the Disability Resource Center at 409-880-8347 or


Users who need assistance with the copy machines should request help from the library staff.  Photocopies will be made for the user in accordance with copyright regulations.  Materials that need to be photocopied for accessibility purposes will be made free of charge.