Facilities and Resources

*** These campus resources provide specific services for persons with disabilities.

  • Art Gallery of York University
  • ABLE York ***
    ABLE-York is a student organization which promotes the rights of students with disabilities on campus and provides a number of services and disability resources for York students, staff and faculty.
  • Accessibility Policies ***
    A comprehensive listing of all University policies and procedures concerning access and students with disabilities.
  • Bookstore
  • Canadian Union of Public Employees (CUPE) local #3903
    CUPE represents contract faculty, tutors, markers, demonstrators, as well as teaching, research, and graduate assistants at York University. CUPE also covers its members under an extended health care plan. But students have to register for it and there is a waiting period before your coverage (such as prescriptions, dental care, etc.) is valid.
  • Career Services ***
    The Career Centre is a team of professionals who work with students, staff, faculty, alumni, and employers to support students in their pursuit to realize their career potential. Services include career development programs and employment- related services designed to allow students to actively engage in the integration and implementation of their academic and employment choices. There are plenty of on-line resources to help graduate students available on the website.
    The Career Service office is wheel chair accessible and equip with Zoom Text software.
  • Centre for Human Rights ***
    The Centre for Human Rights assists individuals and groups to address and resolve allegations of discrimination and harassment as defined by the Ontario Human Rights Code (Code). Our mandate covers all grounds of the Code, as well as York's human rights policies and provisions. Where a complaint cannot be resolved informally, the matter may be investigated. Most of the labour will be conducted at an informal level, seeking resolution early and effectively for the individual(s) involved.The Centre advocates for the adherence to both the spirit and provisions of the Code, as well as all human rights policies at York.
  • The Centre will play a significant role in human rights education promoting a culture of equity and mutual respect. As part of its educational role, the Centre will continue to liaise with human rights groups/committees/associations both within the University and in the broader community as resources permit.
  • Teaching Commons
    The Teaching Commons brings together like-minded individuals who are interested in exploring and sharing teaching and learning innovation across York University. The Teaching Commons team is based in TEL 1050 and maintains a virtual presence via our website and Moodle courses. More than a presence, we are a network of colleagues, collaborations and projects, working across and within Faculties and Support Services.
  • Centre for Student Community & Leadership Development. ***
    This office is a source of a wealth of information regarding student groups, clubs and associations operating on the York University campus. The website provides links to information regarding off-campus housing, disability services, religious organizations, health and education promotion, student government organizations and services, student publications, university rules, regulations and policies and much more!
  • Community and Legal Aid Services program (CLASP)
    CLASP is a Student Legal Aid Society. It is different from Legal Aid Ontario in that it provides services to persons without a legal aid certificate. CLASP is staffed by law students who are supervised by qualified lawyers. CLASP can help students with basic legal problems, represent them in certain courts and tribunals, and provide legal advice. It often helps with problems that might not think are legal in nature. It operates on a strictly confidential basis and will keep affairs totally private.

Address: Room 124, Osgoode Hall Law School
Tel: 416-736-5029
Fax: 416-736-5564

  • Counselling and Disability Services (CDS) ***
    This centralized centre gathers a range of services, including personal counselling, group development workshops, learning skills training, and support for learning disabilities and mental health disabilities, one virtual “roof.”
  • Day Care at York University: Lee Wiggins Childcare
  • Day Care at York University: Co-op Day Care
  • Faculty Resource Guide - Teaching Students with Disabilities ***
    The purpose of this Faculty Resource Guide is to increase disability awareness among faculty members, teaching assistants and staff at York University.
  • Faculty of Graduate Studies (FGS)
    FGS is a source of funding for conference presentations, a source of applications for various grants, fellowships, and scholarships, and whom you should consult when preparing your thesis or dissertation.
  • Graduate Students Association (GSA)
    GSA represents all of the graduate students at York University. It provides partial funding for conference presentations, offers emergency loans to students, and publishes the GSA Handbook, distributed free to graduate students in September. There are monthly GSA meetings.
  • Health Education & Promotion
  • Housing: Off-Campus
    Off-campus listings provided by the Office of Student Affairs.
  • Housing: On-Campus
    On campus housing provided by the Student Housing.
  • Learning Skills Services***
    To help students tackle the challenges of university and rediscover the joy of learning, Learning Skills Services can be an ongoing component of a student academic success strategy. From workshops to useful information and resources to individualized help with organization and study skills,  LSS is a valuable resource for students.  From mid-May through August, LSS offers 2 workshops a week at SMIL (Sound & Moving Images Library, Screening Room) in the Scott Library, ground floor.  Students can stay on track for academic success with topics such as Secrets of Academic Success, Time Management, and Reading & Note-taking.
  • Libraries ***
    • Adaptive Equipment Room
    • Library Computers
    • Transcription Services
    • Facilitated Services: Circulation, Library Materials Retrieval, Photocopying, etc. contact
      The York University Libraries provide the following equipment, transcription services and facilitated services to users with disabilities contact Library Accessibility Services at CS133F Scott Library; telephone 416-650-8484; email lashelp@yorku.ca
    • Library Accessibility Services Hours
    • York University has a partnership with the University of Toronto (U of T) libraries. Students can apply for a U of T library card with free borrowing privileges by taking your York Card and your Sessional ID Card to the circulation desk at either Robarts Library of the OISE library. Graduate Students may apply for extended loan privileges at the circulation desk at Scott Library, by submitting a signed letter from the Program Director that they are currently working on their Masters thesis or Doctoral dissertation. With extended loan privileges granted, books on a 2-week loan at the Scott Library, Steacies Science Library, Law Library, and Frost Library are automatically charged out for 100 days. Extended loan privileges automatically carry over from year to year. Students are not required to submit subsequent letters.

Brief introductions of all libraries:

  • Business and Government Publications Library
    - Room 113, Schulich School of Business (will be moving in January, 2004)
    - contains government documents and business publications
    - Tel: 416-736-5139
  • Frost Library
    - Glendeon Campus
    - features a large collection of French language materials
    - Tel: 416-487-6726
  • Law Library
    - Basement of Osgoode Hall Law School
    - houses one of Canada's best collections of legal materials
    - Tel: 416-736-5205
  • Nellie Langford Rowell Library
    - Room 204, Founders College
    - contains materials on women's issues: books, government documents, and over 100 Canadian and International womens' periodicals.
    - Tel: 416-736-2100 ext. 33219
  • Scott Library
    - Central Square
    - the largest library on campus features an impressive general reference section with dozens of computer search stations, a social science and humanities collection, and specialty collections such as the Map Library, the York Archives, andthe Sound and Moving Image Library (SMIL).
    - offers electronic databases, extended loan status (100 days) for graduate students, and interlibrary loans
    - provides dissertations for a minimal fee
    - Tel: 416-736-5181 (Circulation & Reserves) and 416-736-5150 (Info Desk)
  • Steacie Science Library
    - Room T102, Steacie Science Building
    - maintains an extensive collection of books, journals, and microfilms on a wide variety of scientific subjects
    - Tel: 416-736-5084

Address: Room A449, Student Centre Building
Tel: 416-736-2100 ext. 20494
Email: tblgay@yorku.ca

  • Transportation Services ***
  • University Information Technology (UIT) 
    York University's central computing and Internet services including email, lab accounts, software support, and Internet tools.
    For general inquiries, please visit http://www.yorku.ca/computing/students/index.html
    For assistance with IT issues and service requests, please email askit@yorku.ca or visit https://ithelp.yorku.ca
  • Wellness ***
    Health Education & Promotion offers programs and resources for students through weekly events, exciting presentations, and we work behind the scenes to help make York a healthier place!
  • Writing Centre***
    Want to enhance your ability to produce effective academic and professional writing? Take advantage of York University's writing support programming. Programs at the Centre for Academic Writing allow students to connect with a writing instructor in-person or online for extended discussions or to ask a quick question. All of their programs are FREE OF CHARGE. One-to-one writing support is available to all students taking courses in the Faculties of: LA&PS, Environmental Studies, Graduate Studies, Fine Arts, Health, and the Schulich School of Business. Contact the Centre for Academic Writing for more eligibility information.
  • York International
    The gateway to information on all international activities at York University.