Special attention was given to users with disabilities in the design of the new Webster Library.
First of all, the Library offers access to 22 different types of study and research environments to suit the various learning styles. These include a zero-noise room, quiet reading rooms with individual light control, carrels, as well as group study rooms which are ideal as well for those working with a tutor or a personal coach.
The architects designed the Questions? Ask Us!, the Loans & Returns desk, and the Express Stations area to address the needs of different clientele. The Ireland Reading Room on LB-2 has an accessible door to facilitate entering and exiting. There is barrier-free access to the open study area on LB-2 and to the collaborative spaces on LB-2, LB-3, LB-5 (and soon on LB-4).
Thanks to a partnership with the Access Centre for Students with Disabilities, accessibility software such as iZoom, ClaroRead Plus, and JAWS has been installed on computers at both Webster and Vanier Libraries.