Disability Services

Liaison for Patrons with Disabilities

Michael Saar is the current liaison for patrons with disabilities.  Please don't hesitate to contact Michael with any questions, comments or concerns regarding accessibility issues in the library.  If you require assistance in finding resources or any other aspect of using the library, the liaison will be happy to assist you. The liaison also welcomes any accounts of your experiences with accessibility in the Mary and John Gray library.

Please let library staff know if you need any assistance accessing any library resources.  We are happy to help you! If you have questions, and Michael is unavailable, please Ask a Librarian or call (409) 880-7264 (Toll free: (866) 375-5565).

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Library Services for Deaf and Hard of Hearing Patrons

Interpreter

The library currently employs one student who is studying ASL, Hannah, to assist our Deaf and Hard of Hearing patrons. Reference assistance in ASL is available at the library Reference Office on the 1st floor. Hannah's hours are posted but are subject to change. The library also employs Nicholas Coleman, B.A. in American Sign Language, at the Circulation Desk.

To schedule an appointment, please Ask a Librarian or call 409-880-7264 (Toll free: 1-866-375-5565).

If your needs warrant a professional sign language interpreter, or you need an interpreter outside the hours listed, please email the Communication Access Coordinator or contact the Disability Resource Center prior to visiting the library.

Library Services for Blind or Low Vision Patrons

There are two computer stations that are reserved for blind and low-vision patrons and are equipped with accessibility software. The computers are located in front of the Reference Office on the 1st floor of the library. Please ask the library staff to log you in if you need assistance. Each computer has two software programs installed, MAGic screen-magnifier and JAWS screen-reader, that are compatible with most applications installed on the PC.

Accessible Materials and Services

Materials that need to be photocopied or scanned for accessibility purposes will be made free of charge.  Please visit the library's Print-Scan-Copy-Fax webpage for more information.

If you require assistance obtaining a book or other materials, please go to the Circulation Desk on the 1st floor of the library, phone (409) 880-7257, or email circulation@lamar.edu.