Western Libraries

Alternative Format Text

Western Libraries is pleased to provide alternative format text of Western Libraries' holdings to students of Western and the Affiliated University Colleges (Brescia, Huron, King's) and St. Peter's Seminary who are blind, have low vision or who have a learning or mobility disability. This service is provided in accordance with the Accessibility for Ontarians with Disabilities Act. For more information about Accessibility@Western (including legislation), please click here.

To be eligible for this service you must be registered with Services for Students with Disabilities; please note that requests for alternate format copies of course textbooks should be referred to Services for Students with Disabilities.

To request library material in an alternate format please complete the following online form. A printable PDF version of the form is also available and may be returned to any Library service desk.

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  • The alternative format text will be sent to the email address provided above.
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  • Notes:

    • Book requests should include Title, Author, Edition/Year of Publication, Publisher, ISBN.
    • Article requests should include Author(s), Article Title, Article Source (i.e. Journal Title), Volume, Issue, Pagination.
    • Requests will be processed within 2 weekdays of receipt. Unless otherwise requested, alternative text will be emailed to the email address provided above.
    • Please note that due to the fragile and/or rare nature of some library materials, particularly those held in Western Archives, it may not be possible to produce an alternate format text copy. In the event you require alternate format text of fragile/rare materials held by Western Libraries every effort will be made to produce a suitable alternative copy that does not compromise the integrity of our resources.

    Notice of Collection

    Personal information contained on this form is collected under the authority of the University of Western Ontario Act, 1982 (as amended) and will be used by Western Libraries and/or one of the libraries of the Affiliated University Colleges to determine eligibility for alternative format text services and to process requests for specific items. Questions about this collection should be directed to Monica Fazekas, who can be reached at mfazekas@uwo.ca or by phone at 519 661-2111 ext. 82229.

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