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Services for Disabled Patrons in Dewey Library

The University Libraries offer special services for patrons who are either permanently or temporarily disabled. Students need to first register with the Disability Resource Center located in Campus Center 137. Then, students, faculty, or staff members who need help in the libraries can register with the library online, or by contacting Kabel Nathan Stanwicks (kstanwicks@uamail.albany.edu or 442-3578).

For help with services at Dewey Library feel free to contact Lindsay Van Berkom (lvanberkom@uamail.albany.edu or 442-3696) or a reference librarian for help with the work station reserved for patrons with disabilities. This workstation includes a scanner, microphone, and headphones along with Jaws 7.10 screen reader software, Kurzweil 1000 software which makes printed and electronic text available for those blind or visually impaired. It also has Dragon Naturally Speaking 9.0 speech recognition software.

General access to Dewey Library is through the first floor of Draper Hall. To access the classroom and group study areas on the mezzanine level, you must first alert library staff to unlock the entrance door. Then you can enter through the basement of Draper Hall.

Photocopying and campus book delivery service is provided by UA Delivery. If further assistance is needed, please ask library staff or call (518) 442-3696. For more information, check out our page about Library Services for Persons with Disabilities at all libraries on campus.