Health Sciences Library

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 | Adaptive Technology

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 & 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, located in 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.