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Equity, Diversity, and Inclusion in Libraries: Inclusive Services Center

Resources for library staff serving diverse populations

About the Inclusive Services Center

The Inclusive Services Center is located on the Mezzanine level of the South Carolina State Library. The room features a variety of assistive technology and accessibility tools, as well as a collection of materials related to equity, diversity, and inclusion in library services.

Browse the Inclusive Services Collection in SCLENDS.

Or make an appointment to use the Center by contacting the Inclusive Services Consultant.

Inclusive Services Collection

Colorful books on display in shelving

The Inclusive Services Collection houses materials related to diversity, equity, and inclusion in library services. The collection includes fiction for children and youth from diverse backgrounds, non-fiction resources for library staff working with all ages, and materials in accessible formats such as braille and sensory books.

Materials check out with a State Library card and through SCLENDS.  View the Inclusive Services Collection on the SCLENDS catalog.

Assistive Technology

desk with computers and assistive technology

  • Accessible Computer:
    • ZoomText Fusion (JAWS and ZoomText)
    • Track ball mouse
    • Large print keyboard
    • Power adjustable table
  • iPad with accessibility apps
  • ABiSee Eye-Pal SOLO Text to speech 
  • Juliet 120 Braille Embosser
  • 6dot Braille label maker
  • Optelec Clearview desktop magnifier
  • Optelec ClearReader+ 
  • FM Assistive Listening System
  • Ruby XL HD handheld video magnifier
  • Handheld magnifier and magnifier sheet
  • Braille and Tactile Books
  • Taptilo Smart Braille Learning Device
  • Code Jumper kit
  • iPad with accessibility apps
  • Tactile games

Other equipment may be available upon request.

Hearing Assistance Available

Hearing Assistance icon

Public libraries can borrow an FM Assistive Listening kit to allow hard-of-hearing patrons to enjoy library programming. The kit contains one transmitter with multiple microphone options and four receivers with headphones. 

Reserve a Kit 

Hearing assistance is also available by request at any South Carolina State Library event.  For more information, contact the Inclusive Services Consultant.  


Braille Embossing Available

hand reading braille

Public libraries and community members may print short documents in braille on-demand at the Inclusive Services Center, using the Juliet 120 Embosser and 6dot Braille Label Maker.  This enables public libraries in South Carolina to provide alternative formats to their customers.

To set an appointment or learn more, contact the Inclusive Services Consultant

SC State Library Information


Many South Carolina State Library programs, resources and services are supported in whole or in part by a grant from the U.S. Institute of Museum and Library Services.

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