Students in the library


The Beryl Ivey Library is committed to ensuring all members of the Brescia community have equal access to books, materials and services at the University. Individuals requesting arrangements for accessible assistance are encouraged to contact the Service Desk at 519.432.8353 ext. 28250 or email

The Library is located in the centre of campus in the Mother St. James Memorial Building. With an accessible ground floor and upper floor, the Library is designed to be adaptable to many needs for students. All library staff are able to assist with:

  • Reference and research assistance
  • Using the Shared Library Catalogue, databases and other research tools
  • Using library equipment, including copiers, printers, etc.
  • Retrieving materials from high shelves and other inaccessible areas
  • Extending loan periods and renewing materials by telephone
  • Making arrangements for a designated person to sign out materials on your behalf
  • Holding materials at the Service Desk for pick-up
  • Contacting other library locations to avoid unnecessary trips

For more information regarding the Library’s accessibility services, please visit the Accessibility page on the Beryl Ivey Library site.