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About UCN Libraries: Accessibility

University College of the North Library Services

Accessibility Services

UCN strives to ensure students who are registered with Student Accessibility Services (SAS) receive accommodations that they are entitled to in accordance with:
Accessibility for Manitobans Act (Legislative Assembly of Manitoba)

Manitoba Human Rights Code

**Four categories of disabilities are:

  • Mental – conditions that affect the mind
  • Physical – conditions that affect mobility
  • Cognitive – conditions that affect learning
  • Sensory – conditions that affect any of the five senses.

Student Accessibility Services (SAS)
SAS strives to provide accessible learning opportunities and reasonable accommodation for all UCN students with permanent or temporary disabilities. Medical documentation is required from the appropriate medical professional for students to be eligible for accommodations. UCN believes that students have the right and the responsibility to choose to register or not with SAS. Students are encouraged to declare their disability when applying; your decision to register or not can be made at a later date.

To contact, email:

More information about accessibility and support services at UCN can be found at the links below:

Student Accessibility Services (SAS)

Financial Aid and Awards Office


National Network for Equitable Library Service - The Canadian Accessible Library System

NNELS -National Network for Equitable Library Service

NNELS is an online public library of books for people with a print disabilities in audiobook, DAISY, PDF, EPUB, e-text, electronic Braille, and other formats.
Eligible users include individuals with print disabilities or people acting on their behalf. Print disabilities include vision, mobility, and comprehension impairments that prevent individuals from being able to read a print book. Approximately 10% of Canadians qualify for access to NNELS.

After registering at the library, eligible users or friends and family members can access the NNELS catalogue and download material directly, or request assistance from library staff.

Centre for Equitable Library Access

CELA-Centre for Equitable Library link

Centre for Equitable Library Access Collection

UCN's regional public libraries offer access to a collection of over 1 million books, magazines, newspapers in a choice of accessible formats for people with a print disability through the Centre for Equitable Library Access.

  • Enjoy a full range of subjects, genres, classics and award winners
  • Select from favourites for kids, teens, and adults
  • Stay up to date with 50 newspapers and 150 magazines
  • Choose your preferred format: audio, e-text or braille.
  • Download books or receive home delivery by mail


Access to the CELA collection is available to people who are unable to read conventional print due to a disability, which includes:

  • Learning disability: an impairment relating to comprehension of print
  • Physical disability: the inability to hold or manipulate a book
  • Visual disability: severe or total impairment of sight or the inability to focus or move one's eyes.

How to sign up for CELA

Sign up for CELA service with your public library card, or contact for assistance.

Access to the collection is offered in a number of ways

  • Download books or magazines to your computer or mobile device, such as an iPhone
  • Download books or magazines to a DAISY player over a wireless connection without using a computer
  • Receive audio CDs or braille mailed directly to your home.


Student Resources

UCN Claim I D and Password Reset
FABS Online Writing Support
UCNLearn - access your online classes
Learners' Assistance Centre