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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 either register with the library online (), or contact Kabel Nathan Stanwicks (email kstanwicks@uamail.albany.edu or call 442-3578).

For help with services at Dewey Library, please contact our Assistant for Dewey Library Operations, Lindsay Van Berkom (email lvanberkom@uamail.albany.edu or call 442-3696). You can also speak with a reference librarian for help with the workstation reserved for patrons with disabilities. This workstation is equipped with a scanner, microphone, and headphones, as well as the Jaws 7.10 screen reader software, and the Kurzweil 1000 software, which makes printed and electronic text available for the visually impaired. In addition, the workstation also features the 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 are provided by the UA Delivery service. If further assistance is needed, please ask library staff or call 442-3696. For more information, check out our page about Library Services for Persons with Disabilities at all libraries on campus.

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