For Users with Disabilities

The UTSA Libraries are committed to providing access to all library collections and services in compliance with the American Disabilities Act.


John Peace Library

Entry and Elevators

Building entrances are located on the west side of the building, facing the Sombrilla (the campus courtyard) and on the east side of the building facing the Main Building. The Sombrilla side has both first and second floor public entrances. The Main Building side has just a first floor entrance.

Public elevators provide access between all four floors of the building.

To access the library between the hours of 6 a.m. - 10 p.m., use the Main Building route. For after-hours access, use the Business Building route. Both routes are included in the map below. 

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Directions from the Main Building into JPL (Primary Route):

  • Enter the Main Building via the ground floor entrance
  • Take elevator to the first floor
  • Exit the elevator to the right
  • Exit the Main Building via the sliding doors and turn to the left
  • Go towards the left side of JPL where there is an ADA access ramp
  • Enter JPL via the ADA ramp

Map of Primary Route [PDF]

Directions from the Business Building into JPL (After-Hours Route)

  • Use the call button outside the main entrance to the Business Building to gain entry
  • Take elevator to the second floor
  • Exit the elevator to the right
  • Exit the Business Building via the sliding doors and turn to the left
  • The ADA access ramp will be in front of you

Map of After-Hours Route [PDF]


UTSA adaptive technology for patrons with disabilities, in accordance with the Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA). Visit Disability Services to learn about other available technology on campus.

Adaptive Technology Computer Lab – John Peace Library

The Adaptive Technology Computer Lab is located on the 2nd floor of JPL near the Front Desk. There are five ADA workstations in the lab, loaded with the following software:
  • ZoomText
  • Freedom Scientific JAWS
  • Dragon Naturally Speaking
  • Inspiration 8
  • Kurzweil 1000
  • Kurzweil 3000

Additional equipment in the lab includes:

  • CCTV
  • 2 scanners

The Adaptive Technology Lab is open during normal library hours. The computers are reserved for students registered with Disability Services. Students who have questions or issues regarding the lab can contact any Student Computing Services staff member at the Information Desk or contact OITConnect at (210) 458-5555 or

Hearing Assistance Devices – John Peace Library

 The GroupSpot (2.01.16) and Assembly (4.04.22) rooms are each equipped with a hearing assistance system that is integrated into the audiovisual equipment in the room.  There are two types of receivers available for use:

  • LR-200-072 Standard 3-Channel RF Receiver (72 MHz)
  • LA-166 Neck Loop

These devices are available for checkout from the Front Desk (GroupSpot), and the Fourth Floor Info Desk (Assembly Room).

ADA Computer Workstation – Downtown Library

At the Downtown Campus Library, the ADA workstation is located across from the periodicals shelf near the group study rooms.

The ADA workstation is loaded with the following software:

  • ZoomText
  • Freedom Scientific JAWS
  • Inspiration 8
  • Kurzweil 1000
  • Kurzweil 3000
In addition, the ADA workstation has a scanner attached, as well as a document/book magnifier nearby.


ZoomText is available on laptops that can be checked out at JPL and the Downtown Campus Library. See our Laptop Borrowing Policy for more information about checking out a laptop.


The UTSA Library website has implemented access keys to help ease the navigating experience. The following keys may be used to navigate directly to a page or the corresponding drop-down menu:

  1. Home
  2. About Menu drop-down
  3. Find Information drop-down
  4. Services drop-down
  5. Ask Us Anything
  6. Contact Us
  7. Search Library Website



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