Services for Persons with Disabilities

General Information

UNT Libraries strive to maintain reasonable accommodations for users with disabilities. Any library user with a disability that will require additional accommodations regarding software or equipment must present a written request to one of the following persons:

Cathy Hartman

Associate Dean, UNT Libraries
Willis Library 254, (940) 565-3269

Ron Venable

Director, Office of Disability Accommodation 
Sage Hall, Suite 167, (940) 565-2199 

Policies & Procedures

The UNT Libraries recommend that students register with the Office of Disability Accommodation, Sage Hall, Suite 167, (940) 565-4323.


  • There are accessible tables, carrels, and computers available on each floor of Willis Library and on the main floo‚Äčrs of the Eagle Commons Library, Media Library, and Discovery Park Library.
  • Media Library viewing carrels are wheelchair accessible and a private viewing room is available for patrons with special viewing needs.

Reference Services

Reference assistance offered in Willis Library includes assistance by telephone, reference by appointment for one-on-one consultation, E-mail reference

  • Reference by Appointment: This service is available to those needing in-depth reference assistance. Please inform the staff of your special needs, so they can better accommodate you.
  • E-Mail Reference: - E-mail form for submitting questions to reference staff.
  • Ask Us: Reference Services at the UNT Libraries.

Materials Retrieval

Users with disabilities that prevent them from retrieving library materials may request at a service desk that materials be pulled for them.

The request for assistance may be made in person, by phone, or by e-mail. Government Documents can make arrangements for community members not affiliated with UNT to use electronic government information products in the Adaptive Computer Lab or other approved facilities.

The following accessible items are available through the Media Library:

Access Services (Circulation & ILL)

Photocopy Services

  • Call the Help Desk at (940) 565-3024 for assistance.

Adaptive Equipment


Facilities and Systems supports all the computers in the Libraries, including those with special software to assist patrons with disabilities. All public computers have the following software installed:

TOPAZ Desktop Magnifier

The TOPAZ Desktop Magnifier is located in the ADA Assistive Devices area on  the First Floor of Willis Library.

  • The TOPAZ Desktop Video Magnifier makes seeing printed type, pictures, handwriting and small details easier. Place a letter or picture on the moveable reading table, and adjust the magnification level and the display colors to work best for your eyesight. The document displays in large size on the screen.

Kurzweil 3000

The Kurzweil 3000 is located in the ADA Assistive Devices area on  the First Floor of Willis Library.

  • The Kurzweil 3000 provides literacy support with built-in tools for reading, writing, and study skills to help students become independent learners.

Perkins Brailer

The Perkins Brailer is located in the ADA Assistive Devices area on the First Floor of Willis Library.

  • The Perkins Brailer is available for use by visually impaired patrons.

24 Hour Student Computing Commons @ the Library

The UNT 24 Commons strives to maintain reasonable accommodations for patrons with disabilities. In an effort to best meet the computing needs of patrons with adaptive requests UNT created an adaptive lab. The Academic Computing Services (ACS) Student Computer Lab is designed specifically to meet the needs of disabled or adaptive needs patrons. The ACS Adaptive Lab is located in Sycamore Hall, Room 104.

Additionally, the 24 Commons strives to provide reasonable accommodations for patrons with disabilities. Every workstation in the computer lab has the Windows Ease of Access Wizard configured for student use for DELL workstation and the Universal Access Wizard for APPLE workstations. Additional adaptive resources on SCL workstation in Willis are:

Any student with a disability that will require additional accommodations must present a written accommodation request to:

Judy Hunter

24 Hour Lab Administrator
24 Hour Student Computing Commons @ the Library: a member of the Student Computer Lab Network
Willis Library
(940) 369-7462

or to Cathy Hartman or Ron Venable, listed above.