Alternate Format Request

To be eligible for this service you must be registered with Services for Students with Disabilities. Requests for alternate format copies of course textbooks should be referred to Services for Students with Disabilities’ Alternate Format Text page.

To request library material in an alternate format please complete the following form.

Please provide a full citation for the item(s) you are requesting: (Book: Title, Author, Edition/Year of Publication, Publisher, ISBN; Journal article: Author(s), Article Title, Journal Title, Volume, Issue, Page numbers.)

Requests will be reviewed within 2 business days of receipt. We will endeavor to provide you with the preferred format in a timely manner.

According to Canadian law, “it is not an infringement of copyright for a person with a perceptual disability, for a person acting at the request of such a person, or for a non-profit organization acting for the benefit of such a person to make a copy of a literary, musical, artistic or dramatic work, other than a cinematographic work, in a format specially designed for a person with a perceptual disability” (Copyright Act, R.S. c. C-30, s. 32 (1)(a)). A perceptual disability is defined as a “disability that prevents or inhibits a person from reading or hearing a work in its original format, and includes such a disability resulting from (a) severe or total impairment of sight or hearing or the inability to focus or move one’s eyes, (b) the inability to hold or manipulate a book, or (c) an impairment relating to comprehension” (Copyright Act, s. 2).

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Alternate Format Request