Kitchener Campus Library Accessible Services

This page outlines services specific to the Kitchener Campus library facility.

To see services available online and across all Laurier Library sites, please go to the library's Accessibility hub. For general accessibility questions or issues, contact the Laurier Library's accessibility staff at libaccessibility@wlu.ca.

Accessing the Kitchener Faculty of Social Work library

  • An accessible entrance is located at the parking lot (east side) entrance. An elevator provides access to the library on the lower level. Every washroom in the building is accessible.
  • This library has limited opening hours - please check before you arrive!
  • Please note that at present the Faculty of Social Work building is restricted to card access by Social Work students, faculty and staff.

Assistance and information

The Social Work Library staff are:

Contact them for questions, help, or for an overview of the library's services.

The Social Work librarian offers personal research assistance; please contact Meredith Fischer to schedule an appointment. A telephone or email research service is also available if required.

The Library also offers an online chat service.

Quiet study

The Social Work Library's study room can be reserved for quiet study or for work with an assistant from the Accessible Learning Centre. Contact Social Work Library staff for more information.

Adaptive technologies

  • Wheelchair-accessible workstations providing access to the library's electronic information resources
  • Height adjustable table and adjustable chairs
  • Self-service scanner
  • Jaws, Dragon and Kurzweil software

Photocopying/Printing/Scanning

  • A multi-purpose unit is available for photocopying, printing and scanning. The unit is self-service, however a patron with a disability who experiences difficulty using the photocopier may request assistance from library staff.
  • The photocopier is located beside the entrance door along the south wall of the library.

    Emergency procedures and fire safety

    Fire Safety Plans and Emergency Procedures are available in accessible formats upon request from Laurier's Environmental/Occupational Health & Safety department.