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

Resources for library staff serving diverse populations

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.

 

Make an appointment for staff assistance by contacting the Inclusive Services Consultant. 

Inclusive Services Collection

The Inclusive Services Collection houses materials related to diversity, equity, and inclusion in library services. The collection includes suggested 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.

Most materials may be checked out with a State Library card or requested through SCLENDS. 

View the Inclusive Services Collection on the SCLENDS catalog.

Assistive Technology

Accessible Computer:

  • Zoomtext Fusion (JAWS and zoomtext)
  • Scanner
  • Track ball mouse
  • Large print keyboard
  • Power adjustable table
  • Printer
  • Headphones

Text to speech (ABiSee)

Optelec Clearview desktop magnifier

Ruby XL HD handheld video magnifier

Handheld magnifier and magnifier sheet

Braille and Tactile Books

Tactile game

Other equipment may be available upon request.

SC State Library Information

IMLS

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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