Accessibility at Rutgers University Libraries

We are committed to providing access to our resources and services for library users of all abilities.

For questions about services at a specific library, contact us and we'll put you in touch with someone who can help.

Digital Accessibility

We make every effort to create and acquire online resources and databases in accessible formats. If you need assistance with or have accessibility concerns about any of our digital formats, please contact us:

If you have concerns or questions about our website, contact our web team:

Requesting Alternative Formats

If, due to a print or other disability, you require library materials in a format other than the one we hold, or if you need a particular format of something we don't own, we can arrange for print or text-searchable digital delivery. If you are registered with the Office of Disability Services you'll be able to request an alternative format through the ILLiad request forms.

You can log into ILLiad directly and complete a request form (first-time users will need to register).

Log in to ILLiad with your NetID

Log in to ILLiad with a Barcode

If you have difficulty with the request form, please email the Interlibrary Loan staff or call them at 848-932-8345.

Creating Alternative Formats

Rutgers subscribes to SensusAccess, a document conversion utility that helps you create accessible documents.

Access the tool directly (you'll need a Rutgers email address to sign in), watch this video to learn more, or visit OIT's tutorial for more help. 

The Rutgers IT Accessibility Initiative provides a number of additional resources to help improve the accessibility of your courses and instructional materials.

Adaptive Technology

Aira Visual Interpreting Service

Rutgers University is proud to be an Aira Access Partner, providing free live, on-demand visual interpreting services throughout the Rutgers University—New Brunswick campus. 

Aira can assist with real-time wayfinding, reading course materials, describing videos, conveying charts and graphics, reading posters and signage, and more.

Any student, staff, faculty, or visitor physically located on the Rutgers University—New Brunswick campus can use Aira for free on a smartphone simply by downloading the Aira app and connecting with an agent.

Learn more about Aira on the Office of Disability Services website.

Kurzweil Reading Machines

The libraries provide Kurzweil reading machines connected to computers so that data can be downloaded, NV Access screen reading software, and CCTV video magnifiers at several library locations:

  • Dana (Newark) (Kurzweil and NV Access only)
  • Robeson Library (Camden) (Kurzweil and NV Access only)

Physical Accessibility

All libraries are wheelchair accessible. Contact us if you have any questions or need assistance navigating any of our spaces.