Disability Resource Centre Library


The Disability Resource Centre Library was established in September 2014 to provide services to students with special needs. The library was furnished and equipped with Assistive Technologies through a partnership between the University of Zimbabwe and CBZ Holdings in an effort to empower users with special needs to access information and knowledge.

The DRC offers services to any student with special needs with documentation from appropriate professionals, institutions or school records. The Library offers lending, scanning and brailing services.

It works collaboratively and innovatively with University departments such as student affairs, accommodation, IT and the Library to create an accessible, equitable and supportive learning and living environment that enhances each student's academic and personal development.

The Library has the following tools accessible from the Main and Disability Resource Centre (DRC) Libraries. Braille Embosser, Book Sense, Job Access With Speech, MAGIc Screen Magnification, Merlin desktop Magnifier, Pearl Reading Camera and Open Book.



Checking in and out of DRC Library materials

Retrieval of information
Providing assistance in searching and retrieving Library resources to users who cannot use the Online Public Access Catalogue (OPAC) machines.


Information literacy (IL) training: Conducts IL training to users to enable them to become independent lifelong learners.

Assistive Technology devices training: training users on how to use the Assistive Technology devices available in the Library.

Compulsory orientation to new users is done at the beginning of the academic year.

Reprographic services
Photocopying and printing services are available in the DRC building.


Available Material

Merlin Ultra Desktop Magnifier

Ruby Handheld Electronic Magnifier

Book Sense/Recorder

Open Book and Portable Pearl Reading Camera

Magic Screen Magnification

Sci Plus 300 Talking Scientific Calculator

Index Braille Box, V4 Braille Embosser  and Braille Stapler for binding braille documents and other auxiliary accessories


Opening Hours

 Monday to Thursday: 0800 hrs to 1615 hrs.

Friday: 0800 hrs to 1600 hrs.

Closed for lunch between 1245hrs- 1400hrs

Closed: Saturday, Sunday and Public Holidays