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Accessibility Services

Working in collaboration with Student Accessibility Services at Lakehead University and Accessibility Services at Laurentian University, the Health Sciences Library provides accessible services, resources and facilities to our patrons.

Material Retrieval Assistance

Library staff can retrieve material from the stacks for pick-up. Whenever possible, we ask that you provide a list of the books or items required in advance to Please include your campus location in your email.


Assistance with photocopying or scanning is available. Please ask at one of our Information Desks.

Accessible Formats

Requests for textbooks or media in accessible formats are filled by Student Accessibility Services at Lakehead University and Accessibility Services at Laurentian University.

Requests for accessible versions of printed materials from the Library’s collection will be completed upon request to Please include as much information as possible, including call numbers.

Adaptive Technology

Kurzweil 3000 is installed on a laptop available for loan at each location. Laptops can be booked in advance, or picked-up same day (when available). Contact us for more information.


  • The Health Sciences Library at Laurentian University is located on the 1st floor.
  • The Health Sciences Library at Lakehead University is located on the 2nd floor and can be reached by elevator.
  • Both libraries are equipped with automated door entry, and located in close proximity to barrier-free washrooms.

It is recommended that patrons with disabilities inform staff at the Information Desk of their presence and intended location so that assistance can be provided in case of emergency.

For more information about Accessibility at NOSM, or to provide feedback, visit: