Services for Individuals with Disabilities

Texas A&M University Libraries is committed to providing access to library resources and services for all students, staff, faculty and other patrons of the Libraries.

Using the Library Website

Our goal is to make the Libraries' website accessible to all users. If you encounter problems or have suggestions please contact us for assistance.

Physical Access to the Libraries

For information about how to get to our campus libraries see our Directions/Maps/Parking pages which include information about disabled parking locations. For more information about disabled parking, contact Transportation Services at (979) 845-9700.

Research Assistance & Technology

AskUs Services

Not sure where to start? AskUs Services is here to help you. Stop by the first floor service desk at any campus library to get started or call, chat, text, or email us for assistance.

Quick Phone List
Online Research Help

Texas A&M students, faculty, and staff have access to help online through our AskUs chat and text (SMS) services.

Learning and Outreach Services

Request a tour, specialized instruction session for a group or class, or a one-on-one instruction session with a subject librarian.

For more information about our instruction program see our webpage or contact Learning and Outreach Services at 979-862-1060 or instruction@library.tamu.edu.

ADA Computer Workstations in the Libraries

Computer workstations, accessible by wheelchairs, are available in each library. They are also equipped with screen reader and magnification software.

For more advanced workstations with adaptive technology, please contact Adaptive Technology Services in the Disability Services Office at 979-845-1637 (Phone/TTY) or email to disability@tamu.edu.

Access to Materials

AskUs Services
  • Not sure where to start? AskUs Services is here to help you. Stop by the first floor service desk at any campus library to get started or call, chat, text, or email us for assistance.
  • Staff and librarians can help you search for books, electronic resources, course reserves items, and other material needed for your research and study needs.
  • Use AskUs Services to retrieve library materials from the shelves for you.
  • You can also designate an individual to serve as your proxy to locate and check out items on your behalf.
Get It For Me Services

Get It For Me includes document delivery of library materials and interlibrary loan services. All Texas A&M University students, faculty, and staff have access to this service. Through Get It For Me, you can:

  • Have circulating material checked out and mailed to your home with a return delivery envelope for your convenience
  • Request electronic copies (PDF files) of print materials available in the Libraries (e.g., articles, book chapters, etc.)
  • Request document delivery of materials located at other campus libraries to the campus library of your choice
  • Request interlibrary loan items from libraries beyond TAMU (national and international)
  • For more information call (979) 845-5641 (services related to Evans Library, West Campus Library, and the Policy Sciences & Economics Library) or (979) 845-7428 (services related to the Medical Sciences Library)
Electronic Materials

Access the Libraries’ electronic resources using the search feature on the Libraries’ homepage.

  • Use the default Quick Search feature as an easy way to search across many of the Texas A&M University Libraries' most popular resources including:
    • Access a variety of sources, such as books, movies, and articles all in a single results page
    • Limit results in a variety of ways to get exactly what is needed, including peer-reviewed journals
    • Search across the Libraries' catalogs (LibCat and MSL), Texas A&M's OAKTrust institutional repository, and hundreds of scholarly databases like JSTOR, Academic Search Complete, and ScienceDirect
  • Use additional search options provided to locate individual e-journals and databases to search within. (The library cannot guarantee that all third-party individual e-journals and databases will be ADA compatible and work with adaptive technology)

Texas A&M University Disability Services

Disability Services offers accommodations coordination, evaluation referral, disability-related information, assistive technology services, sign language interpreting and transcription services for academically related purposes. Disability Services is currently located in the Disability Services building at the Student Services at White Creek complex on west campus. For more information please call 979-845-1637 or email disability@tamu.edu. For additional information, visit http://disability.tamu.edu.

Give Now! Support The Libraries


Your gifts support the University Libraries as they strive to make positive impacts on the research needs of the Texas A&M community and beyond. You may express your support with a gift or by joining the Friends of Sterling C. Evans Library.