University Libraries

Course Reserves & Textbooks

  • Questions about course reserves may be sent to
  • All electronic reserves items scanned by library staff are converted into text-searchable PDFs for use with screen-reading software.
  • Faculty are encouraged to ensure that any documents you upload are accessible. OIT has instructions on generating accessible PDF documents
  • Upon request, library staff can convert instructor-provided scans into text-searchable PDFs.
  • Any student needing an accessible copy of a required textbook, should contact the Disability Resource Office.

Print Materials

  • The NCSU Libraries service, Document Delivery, will scan and deliver accessible chapters, articles, or other portions of print materials from Libraries collections for students free of charge.
  • Requests for the library to explore possible digital versions may also be directed to request that we purchase.
  • If you need assistance in locating alternative materials or teaching material generally, please contact


  • Much electronic content is in digital form and is accessible.
  • If you or your student encounter online and web content that is not accessible, please contact us at Ask Us so that we can help.
  • Information about e-readers and e-reader content.

Library Instruction & Learning Opportunities

  • LinkedIn Learning (formerly has an excellent library of accessible videos on a great variety of topics. It also has a video about how to provide accommodations to make learning accessible to students with disabilities and meet Section 508 compliance for digital learning: Teaching Techniques: Making Accessible Learning.
  • Faculty can request a research or technology focused instruction led by a librarian. Please contact us at with any accessibility needs.