Where the use of our library facilities and services are difficult or impossible for people with disabilities, we will accommodate users to examine sources, retrieve materials, and access services.
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 LibraryAccessibility@umanitoba.ca.
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.
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.
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.