Library services for people with disabilities
Mobility in Dalhousie University Libraries
Most of the floors of the Dalhousie Libraries are accessible to persons with mobility impairment.
- Mezzanine level of the Kellogg Library
- Canadian Primary Sources room on the main floor of the Law library.
The MacRae Library is not currently wheelchair accessible. For assistance, please contact the MacRae Library at email@example.com.
- Killam: Main and 2nd floor of the Killam library
- Kellogg: Tupper Building Link adjacent to the Kellogg Library
- Law Library: located on each floor of the Law Library
- Sexton: main floor of the Sexton Library.
Retrieval of library materials
Circulation staff will retrieve inaccessible material from the stacks.
- Open stacks: available for pick-up within six working hours after submission of request(s).
- Closed-access storage areas: available within 24 hours (Monday - Friday) of submission of the request.
- Material not picked up within 48 hours will be reshelved.
Renewal of library materials
People with mobility impairments may arrange with the Head of Circulation to renew materials by telephone. Materials may also be renewed through Novanet.
Circulation staff will photocopy material for those unable to do so themselves (maximum of 100 pages per patron per day). Copies will be available for pick-up within 24 hours (Monday - Friday).
- Fee: Patrons will be charged for copies at the regular rate of $0.12 per page.
Reserve collection access for Dalhousie students
Staff will either photocopy reserve material within one working day (at no charge) or extend the loan period for those who need more time.
Reference staff are happy to provide research assistance.
Seating in the library
Patrons who require special seating arrangements while working in any of the Dalhousie libraries should consult staff at the Circulation Desk.
Both the Killam and Law Library offer an adaptive workstation in their Learning Commons. The Law Library station has Kurzweil 3000, ZoomText 9.0, Jaws 7.0, and Dragon Naturally Speaking software; the Killam station provides Dragon Naturally Speaking.