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University at Buffalo Libraries

Library Services for Patrons with Disabilities

The University Libraries attempt to accommodate the information needs of all users. Patrons with disabilities are encouraged to telephone before visiting in order to alert library staff of any specific needs; every effort will be made to accommodate reasonable requests.

Assistive Technology Stations

Assistive Technology Stations are available to current UB students, faculty, and staff and feature special software for magnification, screen reading, speech recognition and more..

Library locations of assistive stations:  (other campus locations listed on Assistive Technology Stations page)

  • North Campus
    • Silverman Library in Capen Hall
    • Lockwood Library - 2nd floor Cybrary and Reference area
      Microphones with headsets are available at the Silverman and Lockwood Circulation Desks for 2-hour in-library use at the Assistive Stations.
  • South Campus
    • Health Sciences Library - 1st floor Cybrary

Text Magnifiers

Text magnifiers are available in the reference areas of Lockwood and Capen Libraries.

Current UB students, faculty and staff members

Current UB students, faculty and staff members who are registered with the Office of Accessibility Resources may be eligible for certain additional services related to library use including:

  • Article photocopying/book retrieval - Use the online form at to request service.
  • Proxy borrowing services - A proxy card authorizes a designated third party to borrow books on behalf of the patron with disabilities. See Help AZ pages on Proxy Cards or ask at a Circulation Desk for more information.

For Alumni and Guest Users

Certain public-access workstations within the Libraries are wheelchair accessible. The text magnifiers located in the reference areas of the Lockwood and Silverman Libraries are available to the public.

Further questions?

For more information on disabilty services at individual libraries, please contact:

Visit UBIT's webpages on Assistive Technology Stations for more information on these features.

Related Help Pages

Last Update: July 2013