Main Service Desk
For appointments & general information
(816) 235-1880
Scott Laurent
Coordinator of Student Disabilities
(816) 235-1580
Building Accessibility
Health Science Library
Health Science Library

Accessible parking is available east of the building.

The north entrance, west entrance, and south entrance are equipped with power-operated doors and access ramps.

Three elevators are located at the opposite wall of the main south entrance.

Accessible restrooms are located on the first and second floors. They are equipped with a low energy power-operated door and an accessible toilet stall.

Emergency stairwell is located on the east side of the building. Please follow staff instructions in case of an emergency evacuation. Assistance is available for evacuation, if needed.

Health Sciences Library

Research & Material Accessibility | Adaptive Technology

The Health Sciences Library is committed to providing services and assistance to all members of the UMKC community. Unique resources are also available at the Miller Nichols Library.

Research & Material Accessibility

Book Retrieval

The stacks in most areas of the Health Sciences Library are not wheelchair accessible. Library personnel can retrieve materials upon request. If requesting many items, advanced notice is preferred.

Assistance in Obtaining Your Borrowed Materials
A Proxy Account will allow you to grant any other person temporary access to your library account on your behalf:

  1. Contact Scott Laurent to register with UMKC Disability Services.
  2. Complete the Proxy Borrowing Form to establish your Proxy Account. 

Consult the Proxy Account Policy for further details on this service.

Scanning and Printing

Library personnel will assist people with disabilities in scanning materials from the Library's collections or releasing print jobs sent to the printers.

Study Areas

Study tables, carrels, and other accessible spaces are also available throughout the Health Sciences Library, including a study room that can be reserved for use by 5-8 people comfortably.

Adaptive Technology

Computer Access

An adaptive technology workstation is available in the Health Sciences Building Computer Lab - Room 3304. It includes a height adjustable table and the following software:

  • JAWS screen reader
  • ZoomText screen magnifier

For more information on this workstation or to determine open hours, call the computer lab at 816-235-6635. For training on the use of any of this equipment, please call the Office of Services for Students with Disabilities (OSSD) at 816-235-5696.