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Accessibility Support Services: Sciences and Technology Library

Sciences and Technology Library Accessibility

Library Information

186 Dysart Road, Winnipeg, MB, 211 Machray Hall

Materials in Astronomy, Biochemistry, Biology, Biotechnology, Botany, Chemistry, Computer Science, Ecology, Mathematics, Microbiology, Physics, Statistics, Zoology


204-789-3342 (reference); 204-789-3342 (circulation)

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Sciences and Technology Library


Access Information



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


Assistive Technology


  •  adjustable-height tables (one with the iMac, the other by the windows)

  •  1 iMac with software designed for accessibility

  • 1 anti-glare desk lamp available from reserve 

  • 1 set of specialized headphones available from reserve

  • VTEK Voyager magnifier located on the third floor beside the microfiche reader and VCR/TV Combo.


  • There is no designated accessible parking for street parking. Sifton Road between Allen and Parker buildings has accessible parking.


Building and library entrance

  • 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


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

Library catalogue and computers

  •    Computers are at desk level
  •    Apple Computer on the "accessibility table "

Book stacks

  •    The first level is spacious with 32 computers with high and low shelves in the Reference


Computer Labs

  • Normal computer tables
  • Doors are standard width


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


Photocopiers and Print Stations 

  • 2nd floor  - 2 photocopiers  & 1 Pay for Print  station
  • 3rd floor  -  1 photocopier
  • 4th floor  -  1 photocopier