Main Library Facility
Accessible parking is located on the east side of the Main Library, and at the South (back) entrance.
Universal entry to the Main Library is provided at the South (back) entrance, with power-assisted doors. Power-assisted doors are also available at the North entrance.
Elevators in both the East and West wings provide access to all floors of the Main Library. All elevators have Braille and tactile numbering and lettering both outside and inside each elevator.
Wheelchair accessible rest rooms are located on the 1-West, across from the CyberCafe, and on 4-West near the Fine Arts Library (after exiting the main elevator on 4-W, turn right and then right again).
Wheelchair accessible drinking fountains are located on 1-West across from the CyberCafe, and on 4-West by the back elevator.
Assistive Technology Center (ATC)
Location & Hours
The ATC is located in room W124 on the first floor of the Main Library. The ATC is available the same hours that the Main Library building is open.
Access & Security
Please stop at the Circulation Desk to have the ATC unlocked. Individuals with MSU IDs will be asked to present their MSU ID. PID (MSU ID number) and time of entrance to the ATC will be recorded.
TOPAZ® XL HD High-Definition Desktop Video Magnifier
SARA Scanning & Reading Appliance
Computers for MSU Students/Faculty/Staff with Disabilities
Two PCs with scanners are available for MSU Students/Faculty/Staff who have been registered with RCPD.
Central Access Reader
Dragon Naturally Speaking Preferred v.13.0
Freedom ScientificJAWS 11.0
Freedom Scientific JAWS 15.0
FSReader 3.0 (Freedom Scientific FSReader 3.0)
Kurzweil 1000 v.13
Kurzweil 3000 v.13
Scientific Notebook 5.5
Adobe Acrobat X Pro
Adobe Design and Web Premium CS6
Microsoft Office Access – English 2010
Microsoft Office Excel – English 2010
Microsoft Office Outlook – English 2010
Microsoft Office PowerPoint – English 2010
Microsoft Office Publisher – English 2010
Microsoft Office Word – English 2010
Computer for Community Users with Disabilities
This PC provides access to U.S. federal government documents, the library catalog, and library electronic resources.
It has a magnifier, System Access To Go screen reader, NVDA, and NaturalReader Free.
Additional Services for Persons with Disabilities
Assistive Listening Device
A Phonic Ear Easy Listener device is available for events, classes, or meetings taking place at the MSU Libraries. Please contact firstname.lastname@example.org to reserve the assistive listening device.
Lists of material to be retrieved are arranged via email to email@example.com. These materials will be held at the Circulation Desk for pickup. Expected turnaround time is two business days.
In the Main Library, lockers (for storage of personal belongings and checked-out library material) may be reserved by undergraduates for one semester, and graduate students for one year. One day lockers and padlocks are also available. Please ask at the Circulation Desk (near the South entrance) or call (517) 355-2333.
The Main Library has an Amigo motorized cart to help patrons move throughout the building. Please ask at the Circulation Desk (near the South entrance) about checking out the motorized cart for the 2 hour borrowing period, or call (517) 355-2333 for more information.
Small shopping carts are available for one-day use. Please ask at the Checkout Desk (near the North entrance) to borrow a shopping cart, or call (517) 355-2333 for more information.
Assistance using library resources is available at the Main Library Reference Desk as well as by email, chat, or phone using Ask A Librarian.
InterLibrary Services will get copies of articles, books or other materials not available at the MSU Libraries for MSU students, faculty, and staff at no charge.
Please contact the Michigan Commission for the Blind Braille & Talking Book Library ((800) 992-9012) to receive Braille and audiobooks from the National Service for the Blind & Physically Handicapped.
Assistance with self-service copying, scanning, or printing is available as staffing allows at the Main Library Copy Center (on 2-West) at the current price. Without extra charge, material can be left at the Copy Center for the staff to copy.
The Map Library, located in the Main Library on 3-West, has a collection of several dozen tactile maps – primarily state maps and world continents. For assistance, ask at the Map Library Desk.
Read Aloud Space
In the Main Library, you may use the Assistive Technology Center, group study rooms, or the Collaborative Technology Labs.
Quiet Study Space
The entire East wing of the Main Library is designated as quiet study space.
Assistive Technology in the Branch Libraries
CCTV magnifiers (Aladdin Rainbow RB-1) are available in the Business Library and the Engineering Library.