Alternate format requests

Users with a print disability, as defined by Section 32 of the Canadian Copyright Act , may request library materials in alternate formats.

Students - Register for this service with Student Accessibility Services.

All other users - Register using the Print Disability Declaration Form.

Once you are registered, you may place a request for library materials in an accessible format in a few ways:

  • Use the “Access for Users with Disabilities” link on any item in your Library Search results.
  • Complete the Alternate Format Request Form, located under the Accessibility Services link on the Libraries homepage.
  • Request an accessible scan of a chapter of a print item or a print journal article using the Scan on demand link on print items in the Library Search. Choose "Required for perceptual disability" in the Accessibility Requirements field to receive an accessible PDF.
  • Request items not found in our collection using Request from another institution link in your Library Search results; or fill out the Document Delivery Request form. Choose "Required for perceptual disability" in the Accessibility Requirements field.
  • Send an email to us at

Alternate Format Request Form

Alternate format resources

Access to Alternate Format resources is pursuant to s. 32 of the Copyright Act and/or license agreements between resource providers and the Libraries.

Alternate Format users must be registered with Student Accessibility Services or submit a declaration that they have a documented print disability as defined by the Copyright Act.

Learn about Conditions of access

All other accessibility requests and feedback

Users with any other accessibility requests, or feedback regarding the Libraries' services or resources, may submit a request or feedback using this web form.

Alternatively, you may complete our PDF form  and send it to, or drop it off at any UM library Service Desk.

General Accessibility Form

Libraries and accessibility

The University of Manitoba Libraries is committed to delivering services to its diverse user groups and strives to develop accessible and inclusive service environment in compliance with Manitoba Human Rights Code, following the standards specified under the Accessibility for Manitobans Act, the University of Manitoba Accessibility Policy, and the Respectful Work and Learning Environment Policy.

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Libraries Administration
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University of Manitoba
Winnipeg, MB R3T 2N2 Canada