Accessibility

The James A. Gibson Library is proud to be part of Brock’s university-wide commitment to provide facilities, programs and services in a way that respects the dignity and independence of persons with disabilities.

The Accessibility at Brock website provides information on policies and practices under way at Brock.

If you would like to provide feedback about accessibility, please contact libraryaccessibility@brocku.ca.

Submitting a request for an alternate format? Use this form.

Services and Facilities

Please inquire at the Ask Us Desk or email libraryaccessibility@brocku.ca for help with the following:

  • Assistance with book renewals and extended loan periods.
  • Library tours or one-on-one assistance.

Book Retrieval

Library staff will retrieve books and other materials when assistance is required. Depending on timing and staff availability, retrieval may be immediate, or take up to 24 hours. For best results, use the “Request” button in the entry for the title in the catalogue. More information is available on the Request a Book page.

Alternate Format Material

Other Sources of Alternate Format Material

Photocopying, Scanning and Printing

  • Assistance is available in operating any library equipment. Please inquire at the Ask Us Desk on the Main Floor.
  • Users with visual disabilities can arrange to have reserve materials or other articles photocopied or scanned in enlarged format for the self-serve price per copy.

Accessible Teaching and Learning

For information on accessible teaching and learning, please see the Centre for Pedagogical Innovation’s Accessible Teaching and Learning page.

  • All entrances are equipped with automatic door operators.
  • A variety of table heights and study space is available throughout the Library/Learning Commons.
  • Desk height accessible counters are provided at the Ask Us and Learning Commons Reception desks.
  • A magnifier is available for 4-hour loan at the Ask Us Desk.
  • Headphones are available for 4-hour loan at the Ask Us Desk.
  • A self-serve scanner is available on the main floor near the Ask Us Desk. Scanning can also be done using any library photocopier.
  • The library elevator services all library floors and is accessible.

Accessible Washrooms

In the Library, an accessible individual washroom equipped with a door operator is available on Floor 5, near the elevators. Outside of the Library, two accessible individual washrooms with power-operated doors are available next to the elevators in the Schmon Tower Lobby.

Temporary Disruptions

For information about Library disruptions, please see the Library News Feed. For information about University disruptions, see Brock University’s Accessibility website.

Support Persons & Service Animals

Service animals are permitted. Support persons are permitted to attend any event, workshop or service provided by the Library. Most of our services are free of charge, however, where charges do apply, service persons will be admitted free of charge.

Getting to the Library

The Library is located in the Schmon Tower (see map). The main entrance is on the main level of the Tower.

Arriving by taxi or public transit to the main entrance at Schmon Tower 

  • Enter the Schmon Tower.
  • From the Schmon Tower lobby, proceed left to enter the Library/Learning Commons.
  • An additional entrance (the South Entrance) is accessible from the Thistle Corridor.

Arriving by car

  • Enter the Brock campus from Glenridge Avenue.
  • Accessible pay and display parking is provided in D LOT.
  • Accessible permit parking is provided in A LOT. For more information about parking, please contact Parking Services.
  • Follow the pedestrian walking path marked on this map to the Schmon Tower.

Questions?

Contact Jennifer Thiessen, Accessibility Librarian