Library Resource Alternate-Format Request Form

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If you have a perceptual disability you can use this form to request alternate formats of library resources. For digitization requests that don't relate to a perceptual disability, you can use the "Request a digitized chapter / article / excerpt" link that is available through each item record in Omni. For more information on the scope and limitations of this service refer to the Library Resource Accessibility Policy.

If you have questions about the Library Resource Accessibility Policy or this form please contact

Library borrower type
Desired alternate format
Item details

Please provide any information that will help us find the resource you are requesting in the box below. For example: Author, title, edition, year, publisher, journal title, article title, ISBN/ISSN, Omni catalogue permalink or URL.

Note: If the resource is not part of the library’s collections, please arrange to provide a copy to Library Accessibility Services. Digital resources can be emailed to

Perceptual Disability Self-Declaration and Alternative-Format Usage Agreement:

Section 32 of the Canadian Copyright Act permits the University of Guelph Library to make copies of library resources in accessible or alternative formats at the request of a person with a perceptual disability, subject to conditions.

By completing this form, I am agreeing with the following statements:

  • I am a person with a perceptual disability as defined by the Copyright Act below:
    • a severe or total impairment of sight or hearing or the inability to focus or move one’s eyes
    • the inability to hold or manipulate a book
    • an impairment relating to comprehension
  • The alternative format material I have requested is for my personal use only. I will not copy, share or redistribute these materials.
  • I understand that it may not be feasible for the Library to make the requested content accessible.
  • I understand that the University of Guelph Library reserves the right to ask for verification from a competent authority at any time.
  • I understand that the library reserves the right to deny service to an individual who knowingly provides incorrect information on this form or who does not follow the usage requirements stated above and further, that these actions could result in academic sanctions.
The library is committed to ensuring that members of our user community with disabilities have equal access to our services and resources and that their dignity and independence is always respected. If you encounter a barrier and/or need an alternate format, please fill out our Library Print and Multimedia Alternate-Format Request Form. Contact us if you’d like to provide feedback: