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Library Accessibility


Linda St. John
Contact for Alternate Format Library Resources
519-748-5220 ext. 3451
Email for Alternate Format Library Resources

Library Service Desk
Doon: ext. 3361
Cambridge: ext. 4526

Accessible Library Services

The Library Resource Centre (LRC) supports and enriches learning, teaching, and research at Conestoga. We are dedicated to enabling all students and faculty to make full use of our services and resources. All of our staff are available to assist you.

Please note for specific specialized services (E.g., Alternate Format requests), an Academic Accommodation Request Form from Accessibility Services is required.

Retrieval of Items on Shelves

If you require immediate assistance to retrieve any of our materials, please ask staff at the Service Desk.

If you wish, you may email a small list of required titles (with call numbers) to be pulled in advance to Please provide at least one business day for your request to be completed.
An Academic Accommodation Request Form is required for this service.

Assistance with Photocopying & Other Library Equipment

For assistance with any of the equipment in the Library, please ask staff at the Service Desk.

Research Assistance

Service staff at both Library locations provide research assistance. Research help is also available by telephone, email and the askON online chat service.

If you require a 30-minute research consultation, your Program Liaison is available by appointment.

Library Instructional Workshops

During your course, your instructor may invite your Program Liaison to provide a library workshop for your class on research skills and accessing library resources.

If you require the workshop materials in alternate format (E.g., large print, audio, electronic text) please notify the your instructor in advance and ask them to convey your requirements to the Program Liaison. Program Liaisons will consult with instructors about identified special requirements when developing workshops.

Requesting Alternate Format for Library Materials

Students requiring alternate format library resources should contact Linda St. John to discuss their specific needs and to receive access to ACE (Accessible Content E-Portal). ACE is a searchable online repository of print library books digitized into alternate formats (E.g., pdf, DAISY, e-Pub and Plain Text). Students should be registered with Accessibility Services and an Academic Accommodation Form is required for this service.

With regards to captioned or described library media resources (E.g., streamed video, DVDs), questions should be referred to Jennevie Orio-Bebel.

Students requiring alternate format textbooks are to contact Accessibility Services.