Most library service areas in the Murray, Education, Natural Sciences and Engineering Libraries are wheelchair accessible. Patrons may need assistance in retrieving materials in the Health Sciences, Law and Veterinary Medicine Libraries.
An elevator from the lower level of Place Riel Student Centre provides wheelchair access to the Murray Library. Key cards for this elevator are issued by the Dean's Office (Room 156 Murray Library), Monday to Friday from 8:30 am to 4:30 pm.
Room G19 on the ground floor of the Murray Library, located near the Checkout Desk, houses a variety of adaptive technology equipment for use by patrons with visual impairments and learning disabilities.
There are two TTY telephones for the hearing impaired, located in the Murray Library's Acquisitions unit and Interlibrary Loan unit. These telephones are available to patrons during business hours (8:30 am to 4:30 pm), Monday . Friday. Library staff will show patrons where these phones are located.
Class notes are offered through the DSS Notetaking Program. Notes are posted by a notetaker on the Blackboard website, where registered students with disabilities can access them. For more information, please contact Disability Services for Students.
Some circulation services and policies have been adapted to meet the needs of patrons with disabilities. Patrons with disabilities are encouraged to phone ahead to the Checkout Desk at the appropriate library to make arrangements for assistance. Services may vary at each library location.
Available services include:
Special orientation and user education sessions can be arranged for patrons with disabilities. Patrons may also attend regular sessions if they so choose. Contact Eva Wong, the Murray Library Information & Instruction Services Coordinator, at 966-5988 or the staff in any branch Library.
For other services for students, please contact Disability Services for Students.
The needs of patrons with disabilities are kept in mind in the design of all new or renovated library space