Michigan State University

Starting on Thursday, December 23, 2021, MeLCat Borrowing and Lending will be suspended while the MSU Libraries undergoes a significant software transition.

MSU students, staff, and faculty can continue to utilize interlibrary loan by placing requests through the MSU Libraries Interlibrary Services department. Community patrons will not be able to use MeLCat through the MSU Libraries during this time, but they can continue to do so using their local public library.

Assistive Technology Center (ATC)


  • If you need assistance in the Library, please notify a Library staff member at any public service desk
  • You may also email our staff at atc@lib.msu.edu with any questions about the ATC room or to request an appointment
  • Or contact the Library's RCPD liaison, Heidi Schroeder. 

Location & Hours

The ATC is located in room W124 on the first floor of the Main Library. The ATC is available the same hours that the Main Library building is open.

Access & Security

Please stop at the Circulation Desk to have the ATC unlocked. Individuals with MSU IDs will be asked to present their MSU ID. PID (MSU ID number) and time of entrance to the ATC will be recorded.


  • TOPAZ® XL HD High-Definition Desktop Video Magnifier - located outside ATC by the Reference Desk
  • SARA Scanning & Reading Appliance
  • Perkins Brailler

Link to equipment descriptions and user guides.

Computers for MSU Students/Faculty/Staff with Disabilities

Two PCs with scanners are available for MSU Students/Faculty/Staff who have been registered with RCPD.

Assistive Software

  • Freedom Scientific JAWS 17.0
  • FSReader 3.0 (Freedom Scientific FSReader 3.0)
  • Kurzweil 1000 v.13
  • Kurzweil 3000 v.13
  • NaturalReader Free
  • NVDA
  • Scientific Notebook 5.5
  • ZoomText 10.1

Link to assistive software descriptions and user guides.

Productivity Software

  • Adobe Acrobat X Pro
  • Adobe Design and Web Premium CS6
  • Internet Explorer
  • Microsoft Office Access – English 2010
  • Microsoft Office Excel – English 2010
  • Microsoft Office Outlook – English 2010
  • Microsoft Office PowerPoint – English 2010
  • Microsoft Office Publisher – English 2010
  • Microsoft Office Word – English 2010
  • Mozilla Firefox

Computer for Community Users with Disabilities

  • This PC provides access to U.S. federal government documents, the library catalog, and library electronic resources.
  • It has a magnifier, System Access To Go screen reader, NVDA, and NaturalReader Free.