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ALTR stands for Accessible Library Text Retrieval. It’s a service offered by the University Libraries’ Resource Sharing & Reserves unit in partnership with the Counseling Center’s Accessibility and Disability Service (ADS). ALTR provides text-searchable PDFs of eligible library books that are still under copyright to UMD users with visual impairments and other print disabilities.

Who qualifies?

During the ADS Intake interview, a DSS counselor will determine eligibility for ALTR. Based upon this meeting and supporting documentation, DSS creates an accommodation letter. ALTR is now one of the official accommodations that could be listed on this letter.

More information about ADS eligibility: Eligibility and Registration Guidelines


How to place an ALTR request using your ILL account (PDF)