Alternate format materials

Library books in an alternate format

  • The Library provides you with access to over 500,000 e-books! See the Ebooks @ uWaterloo guide to learn more.
  • Found the perfect book for your topic, but it's in print? Ask about the Accessible Content E-Portal (ACE) repository of print library materials in accessible formats.
    • The repository is a great resource for searching for print library material that has already been digitized.
    • You can also request that material be scanned and added to the repository.

    • Alternative formats include PDF, DAISY, TXT and ePUB.

    • You will need a unique token (password) to use the ACE repository. Tokens are available from the library.

  • Need e-text right away? The Adaptive Technology Centre study rooms have scanners and software for quick, do-it-yourself conversion.
  • Contact Library Accessibility Services if you need a library book converted to electronic or other alternate format.

Library handouts in alternate format

Library handouts are available online in alternate formats.

Textbooks in alternate format

Visit the Accessibility Services website for information on how to request textbooks available in alternate formats, whether Braille, large print, or electronic files.

Other alternate format services