Services

Detailed information about library services on & off campus

Library Logins

Library Logins

Your Library User ID is the number under the barcode on your student card. Your PIN is the last 4 digits of the same number.

sample Onecard and older Georgian student cards.

Databases off campus

Activate your Library UserID or get login help by calling

705-722-5139

or toll free at

1-877-890-8477

Place books on hold

Renew checkouts online

Book group study room

Library Login Help

1-877-890-8477

Press 1 for Customer Service

Accessibility

The Georgian College Library is committed to providing respectful and equal access to collections, services and programs for all Georgian Students, faculty and staff.  Our goal is to ensure that we meet or exceed the standards set by the Accessibility for Ontarians with Disabilities Act, 2005 ("AODA"), it's regulations and the Ontario Human Rights Commissions Guidelines on Accessible Education.

Available at all campus libraries:

  • Retrieval of materials from shelves
  • Assistance with searching electronic research tools
  • 'In-library use only' materials, Reserve & Reference, may be taken for use in Centre for Access or CICE labs
  • Quiet study spaces
  • Read and Write Gold text to speech software on all library workstations
  • Accessible workstations

 

Available at Barrie & Orillia campus libraries:

  • Weekly research support in the Centre for Access labs (see Barrie or Orillia service pages for more details)
  • Accessibility is a consideration in purchasing decisions and best practice guidelines used by the Library
  • Individualized accommodations are reviewed on a case-by-case basis
  • If you experience barriers, would like a private tour of our facilities or have a suggestion about how we can make Library Services more accessible for you, contact us: in person, by phone, or email

Read & Write Gold

Read & Write Gold software is a text to speech software with the added bonus of offering conversion from PDF to Word which in turn permits copy/paste as well as highlighting and collection of highlighted text to a separate word document for study note creation.

  • Read & Write Gold is installed on all library PC computers.
  • Students are also eligible to install a copy on their own laptop.

Please see the customer service staff at the library for more details.

CELA

CELA service is available to any students with print disabilities (visual, physical or learning disabilities) that prevent them from accessing regular print. They can sign up for a free CELA membership (and a free Bookshare membership) by completing the CELA self-registration form on our website. All they need to have is a valid public library card from an Ontario public library in order to participate. 

Educators/teachers can also register for CELA’s Educator Access program, which allows them to access CELA’s alternative format collection (both physical & digital formats) for any students with print disabilities. For more information on Educator Access teachers can visit the Educators page of the CELA website.There is an FAQ for the Educator Access program on this page.

ACE (Accessible Content E-Portal)

ACE can be accessed at (https://books.scholarsportal.info/en)

ACE is an online platform designed to make academic library book collections accessible to students, faculty, or staff with print disabilities*. Those eligible can use any Georgian College Library titles already available in ACE as well as request books to be digitized for ACE use and added to Georgian’s available content.

ACE provides immediate and unmediated access to full-text books, and is compliant with AODA standards. It is managed by Scholars Portal, a service of the Ontario Council of University Libraries.

Formats available through ACE include:

  • Colour PDF
  • Black & White PDF
  • DAISY
  • Plain text file (TXT)
  • epub
 

* print disabilities is defined by (but not limited to) severe vision loss, learning disabilities (for example, dyslexia), a physical disability which would prevent the holding of a print book, or other “perceptual disabilities”. Information about Accessibility services at Georgian can be found at https://www.georgiancollege.ca/student-life/student-services/accessibility-services/

Note: The ACE service does NOT digitize textbooks. If you require textbooks or course materials in alternative formats, please contact Georgian’s Accessibility Services. Contact information can be found at https://www.georgiancollege.ca/student-life/student-services/accessibility-services/tab/contact

Getting Started

Check out the “Getting Started” Videos (embedded):
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=g3buZr6UiG0

Searching ACE:
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=IjQamzEE4z4

Obtain an ACE Access Token

Access tokens will be granted to eligible users by Student Success Accessibility advisors. These tokens grant users access to all digitized content Georgian has available for the academic year.

Request a Resource

If an item you require is not currently available in ACE you can request a resource you want available in ACE, using the Library’s “Request a Resource” form https://www.georgiancollege.ca/form/interlibrary-loan/

Indicate in the item description (under “Item to Request:”) that this is an ACE request. You will be notified when it is available. Please note that this can take several weeks if the library does not already own a copy.

Tutorials

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