The Lansing Community College Library is committed to providing access to library collections, services, resources, and spaces to all students and staff. We strive to ensure that our resources and spaces are inclusive, diverse, equitable, and accessible to all of our users. We use universal design principles to select and purchase collections and technologies. The Library designs web pages and Library Guides that are accessible. We welcome and seek out user feedback to evaluate and expand current collections, services, resources, and spaces. Contact us with suggestions by filling out a form or calling the Research Help Desk at (517) 483-1615.
Getting to the Library
The Library and the Learning Commons are located on the 1st, 2nd, and 3rd floor of the TLC building. The TLC building is listed on the Downtown Campus webpage. There you can find a building directory and bus, walking, and driving directions from Google Maps. The street address is 400 North Capitol Avenue, Lansing, Michigan.
There are three entrances to the TLC building. All entrance doors have “wave to open” touchless switches and interior doors are held open. There are ramps at the entrances on Capitol Ave. and Shiawassee St. and the back entrance across from the Arts & Sciences Building.
All floors of the Library have accessible elevators with Braille and tactile numbering and lettering.
Private single-stall restrooms with changing tables are available on the 1st and 2nd floor of the TLC building.
The Library will make every effort to acquire e-resources that meet Web Content Accessibility Guidelines WCAG 2.0. The majority of e-resource vendors are compliant with Section 508 of the Rehabilitation Act and/or WCAG 2.0. In cases where e-resources are not fully accessible, the Library will provide reasonable accommodations.
LCC Library subscribes to over 130 databases. OneSearch allows you to search multiple databases at the same time. Learn more about OneSearch and accessibility.
Some articles in the databases are available only in PDF format. While some PDF files are accessible, others are not. If you need help making a PDF file accessible, contact the Center for Student Access.
Many articles in research databases are available as MP3 audio files so that you listen to them online or download them.
Learn more about assistive technology on campus.
All Library computers and laptops have a program called Central Access Reader that will read books and articles to you.
There are two computers in the library with specialized accessibility software:
- Freedom Scientific Reader
Library staff are available to provide help with assistive technology on Library computers.
Pages from books can be scanned to make a digital copy. The converted text file can be read by a screen reader. If you need a digital or audio version of a book, contact the Center for Student Access.
You can meet with a librarian one on one for 30 minutes to help you navigate library resources. Make an appointment to meet with a librarian online, by phone, or upon request, in person.
Center for Student Access
The Center for Student Access (CSA) provides support for students with disabilities at LCC.
Some Library related tasks CSA staff can help with include:
- making database articles which are PDFs accessible
- providing an audio or digital version of a print book or textbook
Library and Learning Commons
The Library and Learning Commons are located on the 1st, 2nd, and 3rd floor of the Technology and Learning Center (TLC). Students can get tutoring, research, and technology help, use computers and a technology lab, as well as check out books, study rooms, and laptops.