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Audio Book/Alternative Text Accommodations

If you need books in audio/alternative text format, contact Access Services.

Requesting Audiobooks

To ensure audiobooks are available when needed, you should:

  • Request Early – Requests for audiobooks are processed in the order that they are received by our office.
  • Purchase Books – You must show proof of purchase of textbooks to a member of Access Services and have an audiobooks digital player loan agreement signed and on file before you will be allowed to check out audiobook materials.

Procedures for Retrieving Audiobooks

Once a request for audiobooks is received, the audiobook coordinator will determine the availability of the book(s) requested in audio format. If a textbook is not currently available in audio format, a request will be made to the textbook publisher to obtain an electronic (PDF) version of the textbook. The student will be able to use the files on his/her computer or laptop along with a screen reader downloaded from the internet. If both audio and PDF files are unavailable, the student has the option to bring in his/her purchased (not rental) textbook to have it cut and scanned to create the files for the student to use.

Audiobook digital players are checked out directly from Access Services in the Student Center, second floor. To check the status of your request, email Access Services.

Once the digital audiobook player is ready to be checked out, you will receive an email from Pam Huckleberry, audiobook coordinator, with instructions on how to check out the player.

Emails will be sent to your account only. Be sure to check this account regularly. If you need assistance accessing your student email account, ask any Access Services staff member or Student Center information specialist for help, or visit the JCCC Technical Support Center.