The University Libraries is committed to providing an equitable experience for all users. Please let us know if you need any assistance using the libraries. If you have questions about the University Libraries’ services and equipment, please contact Jennifer DeVito at or 631.632.9731.  The Student Accessibility Support Center can be reached at 631.632.6748.

Resource Room

The Resource Room is located in the Central Reading Room of the Melville Library. It is a quiet room that includes special equipment and software for students with disabilities. The room is available to students who have registered with the Student Accessibility Support Center and can provide library staff with the password. One student is permitted in the room at a time. Students can use the room up to 2 hours a day.

Software available in the Resource Room includes:
ZoomText Magnifier will enlarge and enhance everything on the computer screen, making all applications easy to see and use.
Dragon Naturally Speaking software is for speech recognition, used for dictation and speech to text conversion.  This requires the microphone, which is setup on the workstation.
JAWS (Job Access With Speech) is a screen reader, providing speech output for the content on the PC screen.

Other Services

There are two desk-height scanners located in the computer area of the North Reading Room. The DoIT consultant at the service desk can provide assistance if needed. An accessible computer and printing is available at the Health Sciences Library.

Paging services are available. Electronic delivery of articles or book chapters is available through the University Libraries’ document delivery service.

Visiting the University Libraries

Plan for your visit to the University Libraries with information about locations and hours and parking and transportation.

You can request an introduction to the University Libraries and information on how to Search and our databases by contacting us at or using the online chat, Ask Us.