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Brownsville Campus OCLab

OCLab Services

The University Library is committed to offer facilities and services to assist patrons with disabilities. Patrons with disability-related needs are encouraged to request accommodations. Library staff will make good faith efforts to accommodate reasonable requests for assistance in obtaining, accessing, and making use of library resources, materials and services.

Copy Service

The OCLab does not have photocopiers or printers that are specifically ADA-compliant but offers equipment that assists in visibility (or the reading) on the first floor. If a user with disabilities is unable to make his or her copies, Library staff will make or print a copy of the document for a user.

Item Retrieval Assistance

The staff at the Library and Research Services Desk will help patrons retrieve materials from inaccessible shelves. Other special requests (e.g., long-term checkout of Reserve books or journals) are addressed by the University Librarian.

Government Documents Resources

Government resources, including Braille resources, are available. To work with a librarian, contact (956) 882-7105.

Special Assistance

Librarians can provide assistance with research, either at the Library and Research Services Desk or by appointment. Other special requests are addressed by the University Librarian.

Physical Access

Entrances and Exits

The main entrance of the Library provides automatic entrances and exits

Service Animals

Only assistance animals are permitted in the Library. The library may exclude any animal, including a service animal, from the facility when that animal's behavior poses a direct threat to the health or safety of others, or when its behavior creates a disruption. 

Restrooms and Water Fountains

Wheelchair-accessible restrooms and water fountains are located on the first, second and third floor of the University Library.


The University Library elevator is wheelchair-accessible.

Accessibility at OCLab

It is an important goal of the University Library to provide efficient access to research materials and services for users with temporary or permanent disabilities.