Architecture/Fine Arts Library

Contact

Room 206 John A. Russell Building
84 Curry Place
University of Manitoba
Winnipeg, MB  R3T 2N2  Canada

phone: 204-474-9216
email: ArchFaLibrary@umanitoba.ca

Summary

  • The Architecture/Fine Arts library is difficult for wheelchair users to access. A wheelchair accessible door is located at the bottom of the loading area if arriving by car and off the tunnel if arriving inside from another building. The building elevator is close to this entrance.  The elevator must be used to go to the 2nd level (main floor) to access the library.  
  • The library door is narrow unless both sides are fully opened.  Staff can assist.  In order to use the collection in the basement of the library a wheel-chair user must return to the elevator and go to the basement level.  A staff member will meet the user at the back door of the library, accompany them into the book stacks and assist them in finding the required material. 

Parking

  • There are two designated accessible parking spaces in the loading area.
  • For further information on Accessible Parking contact Parking Services at 204-474-9483

Building and Library entrances

  • The Russell Building is not accessible by wheelchair from the outside. Users must enter via the loading dock area or via the tunnel system.

Elevator

  • There is no elevator in the library.  Users must use the elevator located in the Russell building and ask staff for assistance to gain entrance to the lower level of the library. 

Computers

  • Computers are available on both levels of the library.
  • There is no computer lab in the library.

Washrooms

  • There are wheelchair accessible washrooms on the lower (basement) level and on the third floor of the Russell Building.

E. K. Williams Law Library

Contact

401 Robson Hall
224 Dysart Road
University of Manitoba
Winnipeg, MB Canada R3T 2N2

phone: 204-474-9997
email: EKWLL@umanitoba.ca

Summary

  • Wheelchair entrance at front of Robson Hall to main floor of building.
  • Accessible entrance doors.
  • Access to library on fourth floor via elevator.
  • Most aisles in Law Library are the minimum wheelchair width (36”). 
  • Study desks accommodate wheelchairs. 
  • Accessible counter at Service Desk.

Parking

  • Two accessible parking spaces in front of building. 
  • Four additional metered parking spaces in front of building suitable for accessible parking. For further information on Accessible Parking contact Parking Services at 204-474-9483

Building and Library entrances

  • Good access to front of building. Curb cut on sidewalk for wheelchair access from parking loading area at front of building.
  • Back parking lot has drop off area with ramp to sidewalk. Sidewalk goes around the building to front accessible entrance.
  • Good access to Law Library from elevator.

Elevator

  • Access in lobby just outside library doors.

Computers

  • Accessible public terminal close to library entrance.
  • One computer at a wheelchair accessible workstation.

Washrooms

  • Accessible washrooms in library lobby with automated doors.

Photocopiers and print stations

  • Located on tables that may require staff assistance.

 

    Eckhardt Gramatté Music Library

    Contact

    T257 Taché Arts Complex
    136 Dafoe Road
    University of Manitoba
    Winnipeg, MB  Canada  R3T 2N2

    phone: 204-474-9567
    email: MusicLibrary@umanitoba.ca

    Summary

    • The Eckhardt-Gramatté Music Library is very accessible to wheelchair users.
    • In rare cases, there may be obstruction and narrowing of pathways from book stacks, book trucks, and study carrels.

    Parking

    • There is no designated accessible parking for street parking. The Helen Glass Parkade has accessible parking. Closest public parking is at F Lot and H Lot. For further information on Accessible Parking contact Parking Services at 204-474-9483

    Building and Library entrances

    • Main entrance has good wheelchair access.
    • There are accessible building entrances on the east and west wings of the Taché Arts Complex.  Enter at ground level, then proceed to the elevator and go to the 200 level. The library is a short distance down the hall from the elevator, in the centre of the Complex.

    Elevator

    • There are two elevators in the building, one each in the east and west wings.

    Computers

    • Public computers are located at tables that are not height-adjustable but may accommodate some wheelchairs.

    Book stacks

    • Book stacks are easily accessible in a straight line from the library entrance.
    • Aisles are 48 inch wide, and stack height is 90 inch.

    Washrooms

    • Closest washrooms are located on either side of the library, immediately opposite the elevators.
    • Most washrooms in the Taché Arts Complex are accessible.

    Elizabeth Dafoe Library & Archives and Special Collections

    Contact

    25 Chancellors Circle
    University of Manitoba
    Winnipeg, MB  Canada  R3T 2N2

    phone: 204-474-9844
    email: Dafoe@umanitoba.ca

    Summary

    • Elizabeth Dafoe Library and Archives are generally accessible to wheelchair-users.
    • Anticipate obstruction and narrowing of pathways from book stacks, book trucks, and study carrels. Please ask for assistance at Service Desk.

    Parking

    • North side of B lot, in front of University College Residence, and N lot on Chancellors Circle have designated accessible parking.
    • For further information on Accessible Parking contact Parking Services at 204-474-9483.
    • There are a few designated accessible parking spaces in B Lot close to the entrance to Fletcher Argue Building. After going through two sets of doors at the entrance to the Fletcher Argue Building, you will pass by IST Help & Solution Center on your left. Shortly, you will see the first right turn.   Within 7-8 meters from the corner, across from Greenhouse Cafe, you will find an elevator that will take you to the main floor of the Dafoe Library.  If you need any assistance, please contact Service Desk at the Dafoe Library, 204-474-9844.

    Building and Library entrances

    • Elizabeth Dafoe Library is at street level on 25 Chancellors Circle with accessible doors to the building.
    • To get there using a wheelchair, enter the front doors off of 25 Chancellors Circle. Use the accessibility door to enter the library.
    • If you are driving, please see Parking section.

    Elevator

    • Main elevator goes to all 3 floors, and a ramp is by the entrance to the Archives on the 3rd floor.
    • Additional elevator connected to the tunnel of the building, and to the exit right across from Green Cafe.  This route connects the Library's main floor to the Fletcher Argue Building exit to B Lot.

    Computers

    • Computers are set up on pillars and are at desk level.
    • The two computer labs have a standard width door.

    Book stacks

    • Reference book stacks on the main floor are well spaced
    • Second  & Third Floor book stacks range  from narrow to wide depending on the sections of shelves.
    • Mezzanine area on the second floor is not wheelchair accessible.

    Washrooms

    • Accessible on the main floor.

    Fr. H. Drake Library (St. Paul's College)

    Contact

    Room 119, St. Paul's College
    70 Dysart Road
    University of Manitoba
    Winnipeg, MB  Canada  R3T 2M6

    phone: 204-474-8585
    email: StPRef@umanitoba.ca

    Summary

    • The library is accessible to wheelchair users, but the route is very confusing.  Please call the Library (204-474-8585) for assistance before your visit.
    • Elevator is in the Sinnott Building, through a corridor, west of the main (Belltower) entrance.   Level surface travel requires moving south through the Sinnott Building,  then east to the cafeteria,  south to a locker room, west down a slope, then north again to the library entrance. 

    Parking

    • There are two designated parking spots in the front U-shaped driveway (near the Belltower). For further information on Accessible Parking contact Parking services at 204-474-9483.
    • Building and library entrance

    Building and Library entrances

    • Library has a pair of 33.5” doors with grab handles on the outside.  Entrance is spacious and security apparatus doesn’t have a turnstile or gate. 
    • Front entrance to building (as indicated above) has an electronically controlled door.

    Elevator

    • The library is on one level. The elevator to access the library is accessed via the description above.

    Computers

    • Computers are located to right of library entrance   
    • There’s an IST lab, south and down the hall from the library.
    • The door to the lab is a standard door.  (36 inches).

    Washrooms

    • Located in the cafeteria (accessible stall).
    • Secondary washrooms are located west of the cafeteria outside Lecture Theatre 100. (accessible stall).

    Neil John Maclean Health Sciences Library

    Contact

    Mezzanine level (2nd floor)
    Brodie Centre Atrium
    727 McDermot Avenue
    University of Manitoba
    Winnipeg, MB  Canada  R3E 3P5

    phone: 204-789-3342
    email: HealthLibrary@umanitoba.ca

    Summary

    • The Neil John Maclean Health Science library is accessible to wheelchair users.
    • Anticipate obstruction and narrowing of pathways from book stacks, book trucks, and study carrels.

    Parking

    • There is no designated accessibility parking for street parking. The Emily Street Parkade has accessible parking.

    Building and Library entrances

    • The Brodie Centre is at street level building with automatic doors.
    • To get there in a wheelchair, enter the front doors off of McDermot Avenue. Use the accessibility door to your right in the breezeway. Once inside, go to the elevator past the bookstore, take the elevator to the M1 level (mezzanine), exit to the right towards the library.

    Elevator

    • Located behind the circular stairwell opposite the entrance to the library.

    Computers

    • Computers are at desk level.

    Computer labs

    • The two computer labs have standard width doors.
    • The computers and the desks they sit on are not easily accessible by wheelchair users.

    Book stacks

    • The first level is spacious with 30 computers and low book shelves spread throughout the room.
    • The second (300) level can be crowded: stacks are arranged perpendicular in the centre of the two wings and are moderately spaced. 

    Washrooms

    • Public washrooms in the library have been adapted for access and are on the second level.
    • Additional washrooms are available outside the library to the right, through the double-wide accessible doors. The washrooms will be to your right when you pass through the two white doors. These washrooms are wheelchair accessible.

    Sciences and Technology Library

    Contact

    221 Machray Hall
    186 Dysart Road
    University of Manitoba
    Winnipeg, MB  Canada  R3T 2N2

    phone: 204-474-9281
    email: ScienceLibrary@umanitoba.ca

    Summary 

    • The Sciences and Technology Library is not very accessible to wheelchair users.
    • Anticipate obstruction and narrowing of pathways  and doorways from book stacks, book trucks, and study carrels.

    Parking

    • There is no designated accessible parking for street parking. Sifton Road between Allen and Parker buildings has accessible parking. For further information on Accessible Parking contact Parking Services at 204-474-9483

    Building and Library entrances

    • Sciences and Technology Library is on the main floor of Machray Hall. Building has accessible entrance to the library (but entrance doorway to the library is narrow).
    • To get there in a wheelchair, enter  through the ramp by Allen and Armes Building, then head to Machray Hall.

    Elevator

    • Located on the main floor on the left past the circulation desk

    Computers

    • Computers are at desk level.
    • Computer Labs doors are standard width.

    Book stacks 

    • The first level is spacious. Other floors have narrower stacks that can be difficult to navigate.

    Washrooms

    • None on the main floor - need to use the ones outside the library.
    • All other floors have washrooms but they are not wheelchair accessible.