UNB Libraries' Services for Persons with Disabilities

Commoms Accessibility Centre

If you have a disability that limits your use of campus libraries or library resources, we invite you to contact any library staff member. We will be happy to help! Librarians and library staff are available to assist with:

If you are unable to contact or visit with us in person, you may wish to contact us by phone, email, or online via instant messaging. For more information, including contact information and hours of service, visit Ask Us.

Building Accessibility

The Harriet Irving Library is located at 5 MacAulay Lane. The main entrance to HIL includes a ramp and automatic door, providing barrier-free access to the building. Wheelchair accessible washrooms are also provided.

The Science and Forestry Library is located on the ground level of the Integrated University Complex (IUC) concourse. A barrier-free entrance, including ramp and automatic door, is located at the entrance nearest the Geology Building.

The Engineering & Computer Science Library, located in Room HC15 (C level) of Sir Edmund Head Hall, is also wheelchair accessible. To visit the Engineering Library, users of wheelchairs are advised to enter Head Hall using the main entrance on Dineen Drive. Other accessible entrances to Head Hall include the pedestrian entrance (B level) by the Loading Bay and the entrance to Gillan Hall near the bus stop on Windsor Street. Please note that, while the A level parking lot has spaces reserved for users with disabilities, the A level entrance does not currently have a ramp. Accessible washrooms are located in Gillan Hall.

Located on the Saint John campus, the Hans W. Klohn Commons' main entrance is wheelchair accessible. As well, there is an elevator serving all floors for easy access to all materials and services. If you have any questions, please contact the circulation desk at (506) 648-5710.

Most of our library stacks are wide enough to accommodate persons in wheelchairs. If you have any difficulty accessing the stacks, please ask staff for help in retrieving materials.

Wheelchair-accessible parking is provided near each library. See the map of wheelchair-accessible parking on the Fredericton campus and the Saint John campus for locations.

Assistive Technology

UNB Libraries has worked with the Student Accessibility Centre to provide a range of assistive software, equipment, and associated support for students with disabilities.

UNB Fredericton

The largest of our Library Accessibility Services is located in the Harriet Irving Library on the third floor. HIL facilities include workstations with large-screen monitors, scanners (including a large-format, high-speed scanning station), USB headphones, height-adjustable tables, and an electronic video magnifier (CCTV). In addition to Microsoft Office 2007, installed software includes:

There is one study carrel designated for users with wheelchairs in the Engineering Library.

In all UNB Libraries, staff will be pleased to assist users in retrieving materials and with operating copiers, scanners, etc. If you require technical assistance during your visit to any of these locations, speak with a library staff member.

UNB Saint John

At UNB Saint John, a PC computer is set aside on the Ground Floor of the Hans W. Klohn Commons, right next to the BMO Smart Classroom. It has Internet access, a scanner, and a height-adjustable desk. In addition to Microsoft Office 2007, the following software is installed:

This PC has a scanner attached and has Internet access. There is also a networked printer available on the same floor.

A PC with the same software is available in the Learning Technology Centre (room G208, Oland Hall), which is independent of the HWK Commons. Use of this lab requires booking an appointment with the Student Accessibility Services Centre.

University Services for Students with Disabilities

UNB Fredericton

Visit the Student Accessibility Centre website or contact the SAC in person (Marshall d'Avray Hall, Rm 212, UNB Fredericton Campus), by phone (506) 453-3515, or by email at UNBDS@unb.ca for more services available to UNB students with disabilities.

UNB Saint John

For information about services available to students attending the Saint John campus of UNB, consult the answers to frequently asked questions in the UNBSJ Accessibility Brochure, visit the Services for Students with Disabilities website.

St. Thomas University, Fredericton

Students of St. Thomas University are strongly encouraged to register with Student Affairs by contacting Student Accessibility Services (SAS) in person (George Martin Hall, room 104), by phone (453-7207), or by email (accessibility@stu.ca) and to visit the Accessibility Services website.

Other Information Centres

Web Accessibility

UNB Libraries endeavour to follow web accessibility standards on all the pages designed in-house. For more information, please consult our accessibility statement. Should you have any difficulty with one of our web pages, please contact our Website Administrator, Jeff Carter, at jjc@unb.ca to report the problem.