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Library Services for Students with Disabilities (LSSD)

braille signage for the coordinator of L S S DQueen’s University Library is committed to providing equal access to services and collections. The Library offers a number of services to assist students with disabilities. Please make yourself and your needs known to Michele Chittenden, Coordinator of Library Services for Students with Disabilities. The Coordinator’s office is located in Room 120b of the Adaptive Technology Centre.

Research Assistance

The Coordinator of Library Services for Students with Disabilities is available by appointment to assess your information needs and to assist you to develop a research strategy using the Library's resources.  

If you require in-depth subject assistance, arrangements can be made with the appropriate subject specialist.

Retrieving Library Materials

For those who require assistance, Library Services for Students with Disabilities staff or Access Services staff will retrieve library materials such as books, bound journals and government documents from the library shelves upon request. Students must supply a list of titles with call numbers. Depending on timing and staff availability, retrieval may be immediate, or take up to 24 hours.

Extended Loan Periods

There are several options for renewing your books: online and in person.

Students may arrange extended loan periods for books or reserve items by making a request to the Coordinator. Requests will be filled subject to demand on the material.


There are ten lockers located in the Adaptive Technology Centre. Students may apply for a locker with ATC staff at the beginning of each new term.

Assistance with Photocopying

The Adaptive Technology Centre offers a limited amount of free photocopying privileges to students who have photocopying costs directly related to a print or physical disability. Students must discuss their photocopying requirements with Library Services for Students with Disabilities staff. If you are eligible for this service, staff will issue you a photocopy card.

Library Hours

The hours for all Queen’s libraries are posted on the Queen’s Library homepage.

Library Tours

Contact the Coordinator to arrange a tour of the Library and an overview of the Library's accessibility services.

Library handouts and promotional materials can be provided in accessible formats (e-text, Braille, MP3 and Large Print) upon request.