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Waterloo Campus Library Accessible Services

This page outlines services specific to the Waterloo Campus library building.

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

Accessing the Waterloo Campus library

  • Access the library through the main entrance of the building via ramps from the outside
  • Accessible visitor parking is available adjacent to the library's ramp
  • The Library entrance has a power door opener
  • All floors of the library are accessible with elevators
  • Accessible washrooms are available on each of floors 2 through 7

Library accessibility information

Contact the Library's Accessible Services staff to arrange an overview of the Library's accessible services. A Library tour can be scheduled on request.

Individual study rooms

Students registered with the Accessible Learning Centre can reserve rooms for individual quiet study on floors 4-7. Students may book online for up to six hours. A full description of the features of each room is also available on the room booking page. Pick up and return the key to your room at the main floor Help and Services Desk.

For students not registered with the ALC, individual study rooms on floor 3 and study pods on floor 7 (not wheelchair-accessible) are available for booking by all students. 

Adaptive technologies

Some adaptive technologies are available in the library including:

  • Height adjustable workstation that can be lowered to wheelchair height or raised to standing height (2nd, 3rd and 4th floors)
  • Kurzweil on all workstations (Accessible Learning Center-issued user-name and password required)
  • Prodigi Reader (enlarges and reads print text) on 3rd floor
  • A circulating collection of adaptive devices for use in the Library building, including a cane, book holder, and reacher/grabber. Ask for these devices at the main floor Help Desk.

Assistance with microfilm/microfiche

The Library's Accessible Services staff or another available staff member will assist students, faculty and staff with disabilities in accessing materials which are available in microfiche or microfilm formats.

Photocopying or scanning

Photocopiers in the library both scan and photocopy, and are self-service. If you need help, please ask the Library's Accessible Services staff or another available staff member. Evening and weekend staff will provide assistance as far as possible. If required, the Library's Accessible Services staff will follow-up on the next business week day.

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.

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Last Updated: March 14, 2024 2:10pm