For People with Disabilities

The Ronald Williams Library is committed to making its resources available to all members of the NEIU community with equipment and services for people with disabilities.


  • An HIMS Lifestyle HD Desktop Video Magnifier (Research and Publishing Lab, 1st floor)
  • JAWS screen reading software (PC 16, 1st floor public terminals; Research and Publishing Lab, 1st floor; CCICS Library)
  • MAGic screen magnification software (PC 16, 1st floor public terminals)

Please note that equipment is reserved for patrons who have identified themselves as disabled at Student Disability Services. Phone: (773) 442-4595


Search help

Library staff can help patrons at the Ronald Williams Library search on the public terminals for books and articles, no appointment necessary.

However, if you require more than 15 minutes of help, please make an appointment with your subject librarian.

Book and magazine retrieval

Staff from the 1st floor Circulation Desk will retrieve items from the shelves for patrons with disabilities.

Copying materials

Copy Center staff will copy library materials at the copy center on the Library's 2nd floor. The costs will be charged to your NEIU debit account. If staff is unavailable on the 2nd floor, please seek help from the Reference Desk on the 1st floor.