Services for People with Disabilities

What We Do

We strive to offer a welcoming environment to all of our users. We recognize that not all materials associated with library services are accessible to all. Therefore, we are intent on promoting accessibility and providing assistance with research.

Library Accomodations include:

  • Braille and/or tactile signs on elevators, escalators, bathrooms, etc. 
  • Wheelchair height tables for first floor computer workstations.  
  • Ramp access to the library.  
  • Wheelchair accessible book drops.

Accessible technologies include:

  • Optelec ClearView+ Speech
    • Reads long documents with accurate text-to-speech
    • 24” HD touchscreen monitor
    • More than 60 reading voices in over 30 languages
    • Continuous magnification from 2.8x to 78x
  • Computer station with:
    • Jaws for Windows
    • ZoomText
    • Microsoft Office 365 applications
    • ZoomText large print keyboard

Research Help

It is within the scope of the University Libraries' services to discuss classroom paper topics, research assignments, class presentations, etc. with users. Please call or email the Coordinator of Library Services for Persons with Disabilities several days in advance to set up a mutually convenient time for a one-on-one research session.

University Resources

Disability Resource Center 


We welcome your feedback and suggestions on how we can build a more accessible, seamless and transparent Library environment.


Kimberly Shotick
Phone: 815-753-5290 

Contact Us

Library Information
Founders Memorial Library
217 Normal Rd
DeKalb, IL 60115-2828
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