Services for Persons with Disabilities


Assistance

Law Library staff are available to assist persons with disabilities with use of library materials, equipment, and access. Persons with special needs are invited to contact either the Head Law Librarian or the Reference/Instruction Librarian to discuss, in confidence, the ways that staff can help you use the library and its resources conveniently and efficiently.

There are some periods of time when only one library staff member is on duty.  Most of these times are on weekends or in the evenings.  If a person needing assistance is planning to come to the library outside of normal weekday business hours, we suggest that he/she contact the Head Law Librarian ahead of time to ensure that staff are available to assist, particularly with the use of the elevator, or to retrieve library materials.

Access

Ludlow Hall has a wheelchair ramp that provides access into the building. The elevators servicing the library may be accessed from the ground floor of the building. Since these elevators are locked, those wishing to use them are advised to contact the Law Library in advance during regular weekday business hours to make arrangements for elevator access.

Elevators 

The Law Library has two elevators that serve all levels of the library. Both elevators are normally locked. Those with short-term, ad hoc need to access the elevators should ask for assistance at the Circulation Desk. Students, faculty and staff who have long-term needs for elevator access may request an elevator key for the academic term by contacting the Law Library

Special-Needs Software 

The Law Library can provide access to special software (both Kurzweil and JAWS) that may be used on library or personally owned computer equipment. 

  • This software is designed to support authorized users with learning challenges associated with language (e.g., dyslexia), as well as those who feel that they are not sufficiently fluent in English to accomplish their academic work without special assistance. This equipment is also available to authorized users who are vision impaired or otherwise physically challenged. Those wishing to use this software should contact the Head Law Librarian or the Reference/Instruction Librarian.

Scanner 

The Law Library Computer Lab has a scanner workstation available for UNB student use. There is no cost to use the scanner. Users can scan the items to their personal account, once logged in, and send the documents via email, or save them to a flash drive.  The scanner table is adjustable to a variety of heights to accommodate wheelchair access.

Study Rooms 

The Law Library has a number of conference rooms that are available for use by law students. Special-needs law students with long-term requirements for private study space may reserve a conference room for specific periods of a day, week, or month. Please contact either the Head Law Librarian or the Reference/Instruction Librarian to make arrangements.

UNB Libraries' Services for Persons with Disabilities

For information about the services available at other libraries on the Fredericton and Saint John campuses, please see UNB Libraries' Services for Persons with Disabilities.