Welcome to the Simon Technology Center Assistive Technology Lending Library 

The PACER Simon Technology Center’s Lending Library annual membership is available to anyone in the United States who has a disability or is assisting a person with a disability such as parents, guardians, professionals, schools, and organizations. Below are the types of library memberships that are available.

This is a short-term loan program with a loan period of 4 weeks. Members are able to renew an item consecutively one time, as long as there is not an active wait list for the item.  For more detailed information on our policies and procedures, click here to view our library membership packet.

 

STC Lending Library membership options for residents of Minnesota:

  • MN families and consumers: 
    • Free annual membership.
    • Borrow 4 items + 4 iOS apps at a time.
    • Account holder is responsible for fees/fines (credit/debit card required).
    • Surveys of borrowing experience will be required.
  • MN individual professional: 
    • Free annual membership.
    • Borrow 4 items + 4 iOS apps at a time.
    • Only the account holder can borrow items.
    • Account holder is responsible for fees/fines (credit/debit card required).
    • Surveys of borrowing experience will be required.
  • MN schools and organizations: 
    • $200 annual membership. 
    • Borrow 8 items + 8 iOS apps at a time.
    • Multiple professionals can borrow items, per the organization’s approval.
    • The organization is responsible for fees/fines (invoice option available).
    • Purchase orders accepted.
    • There is no limit to how many staff a district can designate on a membership, however each district can only check out a collective total of eight items and eight iOS apps at a time. Consider a second professional and organizational membership if there is a need to collectively check out more items and apps.

 

STC Lending Library membership options for out-of-state members:

  • Families, and consumers:
    • $100 annual membership. 
    • Borrow 4 items + 4 iOS apps at a time.
    • Account holder is responsible for fees/fines (credit/debit card required).
  • Individual professional:
    • $100 annual membership. 
    • Borrow 4 items + 4 iOS apps at a time.
    • Only the account holder can borrow items.
    • Account holder is responsible for fees/fines (credit/debit card required).
  • Schools and organizations:
    • $250 annual membership.
    • Borrow 8 items + 8 iOS apps at a time.
    • Multiple professionals can borrow items, per the organization’s approval.
    • The organization is responsible for fees/fines (invoice option available).
    • Purchase orders accepted.
  • *Note: out-of-state memberships are not able to borrow items that are provided by the MN STAR Program. The MN STAR inventory is a smaller subset of the STC inventory available to the library members living in Minnesota. The MN STAR items are indicated with an asterisk in front of the item name and also can be found by clicking on the "MN STAR" tab under the “Status” section of the search filter options.

Email us with questions at stclibrary@pacer.org.

Getting Started

** Please use Google Chrome as your Browser for best results! **

To sign up for a membership — click “Create Account” in the upper right corner of this page.

Follow the steps:

  • Sign up with a username and password
  • Login
  • Go to your account settings and find "Membership Options"
  • Select a membership level and complete payment process.
  • Please be sure to read and initial our policies and agreement forms.
  • Update your contact information.
  • Add a payment method. 



* Assistive technology can be any device or service that helps children with disabilities participate more independently in life. Ranging from simple adaptations to highly sophisticated technology, AT helps people communicate, learn, live independently, be included, and success at home, school and work.



If you have any questions while navigating the site, please contact Lending Library staff at 952-838-1400 or stclibrary@pacer.org.