Answered By: Tamie Willis
Last Updated: Oct 11, 2019     Views: 108

Library Services for Persons with Disabilities

The Beam Library offers good faith efforts to accommodate requests for assistance with library services to all members of the Oklahoma Christian University community with disabilities. The type and nature of assistance is usually determined at the time a request is made. If you have special needs, please contact the library in advance for accommodation.


Phone: (405) 425-5312

Book and Article Retrieval
The library staff will retrieve books and print journals from the shelves for patrons in a wheelchair or on crutches, or who have other documented disabilities that prevent independent access to the material. Arrangements can also be made to pick up the books and print journals at a later time. 

Photocopying and Other Equipment
Assistance with photocopying or use of other equipment in the library can be provided to patrons with disabilities. 

Proxy Borrowing
Patrons with disabilities may arrange to have another person check out materials in their name. Please phone or email the library to arrange for this service. 

Research Assistance
Individualized research assistance can be arranged by contacting the library. 

Assistive Technology (available on the 1st floor of the library)

Merlin Reader
Enlarges print images such as pages of magazines and books for viewing.
Plustek Book Reader
Converts written text to speech that can be saved as an MP3 file.

Other Services 
Special arrangements can be made to accommodate other needs through the Student Life Office. Contact Amy Janzen by phone at (405) 425-5907 or email her at Click here to access Oklahoma Christian University's Disability Support Services Handbook.