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Students with disabilities


To be eligible for extended library services for users with disabilities, students must be registered with the Access Centre for Students with Disabilities.

For information regarding loan periods, fines, or other information that varies according to user type, please check the “Library information for” page that applies to your status at Concordia.

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Users registered with the Access Centre for Students with Disabilities are eligible to request self-renewal, request as well as article delivery and intercampus delivery services by telephone or e-mail.

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Assistants assigned by the Access Centre for Students with Disabilities can be registered at the Library as representatives of the user with disabilities. Assistants can perform library transactions (e.g. checking out books) on behalf of the user with disabilities, upon presentation of their own (the Assistant’s) photo identification.

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Retrieval of material

Users registered with the Access Centre for Students with Disabilities can provide a list of up to 10 items including call numbers for retrieval.

Requests are accepted by telephone, e-mail or in-person via the Ask A Librarian service.

Note that requests to retrieve library items can also be achieved online via the library catalogue.

The items that are available will be retrieved within 48 hours and placed on hold for you for up to 3 days.

For an update on your request send an email to lib-circulation@concordia.ca.

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Study rooms

Group study rooms are available at both libraries. A group study room may be booked by one person with disabilities for individual or group use.

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Photocopying and printing

All users are responsible for making or arranging their own photocopying in the Library. Here is more information about photocopying in the library. If you require assistance in using the photocopiers, you may arrange for help through the Access Centre for Students with Disabilities.

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The following software applications are available on computer workstations at Vanier Library (VL-122 and VL-2) and Webster Library (LB-345, LB-385 and LB-545).

  • iZoom Low Vision Screen Magnifier
  • JAWS (Job Access with Speech) Screen Reader
  • ClaroRead Plus for text-to-speech and writing help
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Special equipment

Smart View magnifiers allow you to enlarge a variety of documents and are available in LB-285 (Ireland Reading Room) of the Webster Library and on the 2nd floor at the Vanier Library.

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page last updated on: Tuesday 28 November 2017
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