Accessible Content E-Portal (ACE) is a platform that provides access to a collection of books that have been digitized and made available online in accessible forms for universities participating in the service.
Laurier users who have registered with a documented print disability through Laurier’s Accessible Learning Centre may request a token from the ALC. This token allows users to access the ACE repository as a Laurier student. Tokens are cancelled after graduation.
In addition, Laurier users may request alternate formats of print books owned by the Laurier Library. The alternate format version of the book will then be made available in the ACE repository. If the Laurier Library does not own a print copy of the book, please contact the ACE Coordinator, Julie Schnurr.
To request the digitization of a Laurier owned print book fill in the service request form (token from ALC is required). Please allow a minimum of one week for the book to be digitized. It is best to start your research early! The Library’s ACE Coordinator will contact you once the book is available.
Login and browse the ACE Repository: https://library.wlu.ca/research-materials/databases/ace (Token required)
Learn more about how ACE works: https://learn.scholarsportal.info/all-guides/aceportal/
Access leisure reading titles through the Centre for Equitable Library Access (CELA) at Waterloo Public Library or your local public library: http://www.wpl.ca/digital-library