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Eligibility

Register with Accessibility Services

Students should register with U of T Accessibility Services to be eligible for our services. To register, contact:

Accessibility Services
455 Spadina Ave, Suite 400
Voice: 416-978-8060
TDD: 416-978-1902
Fax: 416-978-5729
www.accessibility.utoronto.ca

Hours: Monday to Friday 8:45am to 5pm

Register with us

If your disability is such that it hinders your use of library services or collections, the Library Accessibility Office can assist. 

Once you've registered with Accessibility Services, feel free to make an appointment with us to discuss your needs and request items in alternate formats:  

We will ensure that any disability-related documents are kept confidential.

Request texts in alternative format early

Contact your instructors, department secretaries, and/or bookstores to get required reading lists for your courses. Our office can transcribe texts into alternative formats for you. Contact us as soon as possible with requests for transcriptions, preferably before your courses begin so that we can have the items ready in time.

Report your whereabouts

If you require assistance exiting buildings, please report your arrival, whereabouts, and departure to the Information or Circulation desk of the library you are in for safety reasons.

In the event of an emergency, library staff members need to know the location of people who are mobility impaired so that we can notify the Fire Department. During a fire alarm, there are no visual alarms and elevators will not operate.  Please familiarize yourself with exits, emergency fire exits, and fire emergency procedures in the libraries you use.

Designate a proxy borrower

If you need to have someone else check out books on your behalf, designate a proxy borrower to pick up and check out materials in your name. Your proxy must present a letter from you introducing him or her when entering Robarts Library's book stacks and checking out books.  

You are responsible for the items checked out by your proxy.