Accessibility for Library UsersIt is the commitment of Seneca Libraries to make every reasonable effort to facilitate use of the collections and services by all library users.
Assistance is available from library staff for:
- Finding and retrieving library material from the shelves
- Assistance with photocopying
- Renewing your library materials,
- In person at the Borrower Services desk
- Via the SelfCheck machines at the King and Newnham campus libraries
- Online by checking your library account
- By dialing 416-491-5050 and entering the correct extension for your campus
- Newnham x22099
- Markham x77521
- King x55108
- Seneca@York x33055
- Reference and research assistance
Accessible Library Materials
Seneca Libraries has a range of accessible library collections that are available for loan, including:
- Audio Books and eBooks
- Closed Captioned Videos and DVDs
- Text reading available in some of our EBSCO, Gale, and Elsevier database content. See the full list of databases with and without text reading functionality.
Please contact us by email, phone or in writing if you would like to request an accessible document created by Seneca Libraries.
- Automatic doors at the the King, Markham and Seneca@York campus libraries
- Wheelchair accessible workstations with 28” clearance
- Library service desks
- Visual and audio fire alarms
- Group study rooms at the Newnham and Seneca@York campus libraries
- Quiet study zones
To learn more about adaptive technology services or how to obtain alternative formats of print material required for course work please contact Accessibility Services.
For a list of accessible technology software available on student computers, check the Student Help Desk website.
- King Library (click on "Assistive Technology Software")
- Markham Library (click on "Assistive Technology")
- Newnham Library (click on "Assistive Technology Software")
- Seneca@York Library & Computing Commons (click on "Accessibility")
Emergency Evacuation ProceduresAll building evacuations will occur when an alarm sounds and/or upon notification by Security, an Emergency Response Team member, an emergency response personnel, a campus safety designate and/or a fire warden. Refuge Sites, identified by a red sign that says refuge site, have been established for those requiring assistance in the event of a building evacuation.
For the most up-to-date information, please refer to Seneca College’s Evacuation Procedures at: https://inside.senecac.on.ca/emergprocedures/evacuation.html
- E-mail: email@example.com
- Phone: (416) 491-5050 ext. 33153
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Other Services on Campus
CNIB Library Partners Program
CNIB Library offers people with print disabilities (visual, physical or learning) access to CNIB resources free-of-charge. Of particular interest to the Seneca community is the new career and job hunting resources available through the CNIB Library in audio and braille. This collection includes popular titles such as:
- Best Canadian Cover Letters
- The Google Resume
- Life After College
- Green Careers for Dummies
You can browse thousands of titles, available for download or home delivery, on the CNIB Library website at www.cniblibrary.ca.
To sign up for this service, please visit the CNIB Library website at www.cnib.ca/selfregistration.
For more information, you can send an email to firstname.lastname@example.org or call 1-800-563-2642 x7055.