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Library Accessibility Services

The Library provides research and library services to students registered with  the University's Accessibility Services office. The liaison librarian for Accessibility Services is Desmond Maley.

Accessible Formats

Requests for textbooks or media in accessible formats are filled by Accessibility Services. Requests for accessible versions of printed materials from the Library's collection should be directed to Desmond Maley. Library books in accessible formats may be downloaded from the Accessible Content E-Portal (ACE), a service of the Ontario university libraries' Scholars Portal, which enables downloading of library books in five different formats. Information about ACE is given in this FAQ. Contact Accessibility Services or Desmond Maley to access it.

Low Distraction Study Space

Three private study rooms (for one person) are available at the library for daily use by students registered with Accessibility Services.

Dedicated PC
There is a dedicated desktop PC with programs including Read & Write 9, Kurzweil, and Inspiration 7.5 (English and French versions). The PC is located just outside Room J-255 at the Centre for Academic Excellence.

Library and Research Assistance

Tours of the Library are available by appointment for students who wish to familiarize themselves with the library and its services. The Accessibility Services Librarian is available by appointment for consultations such as developing research strategies and accessing the library's resources. Please contact Desmond Maley for further information.

Retrieval of Material

Library staff are pleased to arrange the retrieval of material from the Library's stacks.

Photocopying

Assistance in photocopying or scanning is available. Please ask at the Library User Assistance desk.

Assignment Calculator

The Assignment Calculator is a time management tool that breaks down research assignments into a series of steps, while providing expert tips. Enter the assignment start date and due date to get planning, We recommend the calculator at the University of Toronto.