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Use accessibility services

The library will assist users with disabilities in identifying useful resources and accessing print and online materials. Ask a staff member at any service desk in the Daley Library or the Library of the Health Sciences-Chicago for help.

Research assistance

Make an online appointment with a librarian to discuss research assignments and identify relevant resources. You will share a screen to walk through the search process together.

Paging books

Anyone may request books through the Library Catalog — search for the item and click the Request tab. In addition, Library staff will retrieve books and journals from the stacks for students registered with the UIC Disability Resource Center (DRC) or employees who have received an accommodation from the Office for Access and Equity (OAE).

Register with the Disability Resource Center.

Request an accommodation from the Office for Access and Equity.

Proxy check out

Patrons with disabilities can designate another person who has authority to check out books using their i-cards.

Assign a person to check out your materials.

Scanning library materials

Scanning/document conversion of non-accessible library materials for UIC students is handled jointly by the DRC and the UIC Library Interlibrary Loan (ILL) Department. To make a scanning/document conversion request, please contact the DRC:

Faculty and staff with an accommodation from the Office for Access and Equity may request document conversion using the ILLiad interlibrary loan service.

Using assistive technology

The library has screen reader software and text magnification software in the Daley Library and the Library of the Health Sciences-Chicago.

Learn more about assistive technology.


The University of Illinois at Chicago is committed to maintaining a barrier-free environment so that individuals with disabilities can fully access programs, courses, services and activities at UIC. Individuals with concerns about the library should contact Mary Case, University Librarian at or (312) 996-2716.