Disability Services

Adaptive Technology and Services

At University Park, our Adaptive Technology and Services department provides a number of resources and services, inclusive of assistive hardware and software, for persons with disabilities. Details are available on the Adaptive Technology and Services webpage.

Please note that when Adaptive Technology and Services is closed, patrons with disabilities who need assistance with obtaining materials can ask at the Commons Service Desk in Pattee Library.

Requests for information and questions about access to libraries materials for students with disabilities should be directed to Adaptive Technology and Services staff at ul-adaptive-tech-svcs@lists.psu.edu.  

HathiTrust Digital Library 

HathiTrust Digital Library is a partnership of academic and research institutions, of which Penn State is part, that offers a collection of millions of titles digitized from libraries around the world. 

When you encounter a HathiTrust symbol in the bibliographic record of a book in the Libraries’ CAT, this indicates it is also available in the HathiTrust digital library. The entire text may be available for download or access may be copyright restricted.  Hathi Trust’s Help Documentation provides more information about using the Digital Library. 

Eligible Penn State students, faculty and staff whose disabilities do not allow them to use printed books can receive special lawful access to in-copyright materials in HathiTrust. Access includes all books held in the HathiTrust collection. 

Students with disabilities who are registered with Student Disability Resources (SDR) ​can request access by contacting ul-disabilities-svcs-comm@lists.psu.edu