Accessibility Services

The Health Sciences Library is committed to providing excellent services to all library users. If you have questions about the facilities or services available to you, please contact us using our Ask a Librarian online options or call our services desk at (919) 962-0800.

Building Facilities

  • The building entrance is on street level with a curb cutout in front
  • Entrance doors on the front and back of building operate automatically
  • ADA compliant restrooms and water fountains are located on all floors
  • Most tables accommodate wheelchairs or other mobile units
  • Book / journal stack aisles are wheelchair accessible
  • Help phones are located in all copy rooms
  • Main service desk is wheelchair accessible

Adaptive Equipment

  • Closed captioning: There are two DVD/VCR stations in the basement in carrels. There is a Toshiba TV/VCR on first floor at the ADA workstation. There are two Toshiba TV/VCRs on mobile carts (usually in first or second floor study rooms). For all, you'll need the remote - check it out at the User Services Desk.
  • Computer lab, first floor
    ADA Computer with generic login. Applications currently available:
    • Ai Squared - BigShot Magnifier
    • Ai Squared - ZoomText 8
    • AutoRunBrowser
    • JAWS Braille Viewer
    • Merge Manager
    • Kurzweil 1000 (makes printed or electronic text available to blind or visually impaired people)
    • ReadPlease 2003 (all purpose text-to-speech software)
    • VideoInfo
    • WinDictEdit
  • Conference Room 527
    This room is equipped with audio assistance for the hearing impaired.

Request Services and Retrieval Assistance

Assistance retrieving books or journals on a walk-in basis will be provided as staffing permits. UNC-Chapel Hill faculty, staff, and students may also request materials. Patrons will be notified electronically when materials are available for download or pick-up at the User Services Desk on the first floor. 

Public (non-UNC) patrons may sign up to use our article retrieval services through Loansome Doc or order through Request a Copy.

One-on-one consultations are avaialable by appointment. Request a consultation with one of our librarians.

Health Sciences Library Website

The Health Sciences Library at UNC-Chapel Hill is committed to providing a usable, functional Web experience for all users. Nothing in the design or programming should impede the ability of users to navigate and access content.

UNC-Chapel Hill Resources

The Office of Accessibility Resources and Services, in the Division Student Affairs, works with departments throughout the University to assure that the programs and facilities of the University are accessible to every student in the University community.

Other Campus Resources