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Accessibility Support Services: Elizabeth Dafoe Library

Elizabeth Dafoe Library

Library Information



25 Chancellors Circle


Materials in Humanities, Social Sciences Education, Environment Earth, Human Ecology, Nursing, Kinesiology and Recreation Management and  Social Work.



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Elizabeth Dafoe Library


Access Information


  • Elizabeth Dafoe Library is very accessible to wheelchair-users.
  • Anticipate obstruction and narrowing of pathways from book stacks, booktrucks, and study carrels.


Building and library entrance

  • Elizabeth Dafoe Library is at street level on 25 Chancellors Circle with accessible doors to the building
  • To get there in a wheelchair, enter the front doors off of 25 Chancellors Circle. Use the accessibility door to the bulding to enter the library.


  • One elevator goes to all 3 floors
  • One elevator is key access only to 2nd floor and basement

Library catalogue and computers

Computers are set up on pillars and  are at desk level

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

Computer Labs

  • The two computer labs have standard width floor


  • Washrooms on the main floor are very accessible
  • one accessible washroom on the main floor
  • Washrooms on  second & third floors by elevator

Photocopiers and Print Stations 

  • Printers are on the main floor behind the Service Desk
  • 2 copiers across the Service Desk
  • 2 copiers in the Self Service Reserve Room

Public telephones

  • none

Accessibility Hardware and Software


  • one 27 inch iMac computer
  • one windows computer
  • Two anti-glare lamps
  • Two headphone sets
  • Windows laptop machine
  • one note taker scanner
  • VTEK Magnifier


  • Kurzweil 3000
  • Jaws