Library accessibility

Accessibility from home during COVID-19

Please see the Disability and Accessibility page for information about freely available assistive technologies, as well as information about accessibility features in MS Teams and Zoom.

Our Commitment

McGill Library and the Office for Students with Disabilities coordinate programmes and services with the goal of providing a rewarding library experience to users with disabilities, mental health issues, chronic health conditions or other impairments (whether temporary, permanent, or episodic). Your suggestions are welcome.

The Office for Students with Disabilities

The Office for Students with Disabilities has a range of information and services for students with disabilities at McGill, including requesting course-related material in alternate formats such as electronic text, large print, or Braille (form for requesting alternate formats). The Office also runs a peer-to-peer support program, where students can be matched up with mentors or study partners (more information on these programs). Students needing particular accommodations are encouraged to enquire at the OSD and to register there.

McGill Library Accessibility Working Group

The McGill Library Accessibility Working Group (LAWG) was formed in September 2019.

The group’s mandate is to: continuously review the Library’s policies, services and resources to determine whether all users have equitable access to the McGill Library system and to ensure that the Library is in compliance with applicable legislation.

Some of our current projects include:

  • improving the descriptions of the bookable group study rooms
  • collecting feedback from the community
  • determining how accessibility can be incorporated into building/renovation projects

Please dana.ingalls [at] (get in touch) if you would like to know more about LAWG, or have any suggestions for us!

Student well-being

Did you know there are adjustable desks in the Library? Have you taken a break in the tranquility zone? Or browsed the Wendy Patrick Health Information Collection? These are just some of things the Library offers to support student well-being.


Andrea Miller-Nesbitt

andrea.miller-nesbitt [at]

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