The MacOdrum Library, named in honour of Carleton’s second president Murdoch Maxwell MacOdrum, contains a collection of more than two million items—books, microfilms, tapes, CDs, government documents, maps, periodicals and archival materials—as well as study space, reading rooms and café.

A computerized catalogue system provides access to the collection.

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Accessibility Guide

Designated Parking

Four designated parking spaces in front of the building near the tunnel entrance.

Exterior Entrance

Two accessible exterior entrances: from quad onto level 2 and tunnel entrance from outside leading to tunnel elevator.

Tunnel Access

Accessible by elevator.


One elevator from the tunnel to the lobby outside the library. Two elevators service all levels (1 to 5), and two elevators service levels 1 to 3 only.


Fully accessible washrooms on levels 4 and 5 in the new wing. Accessible washrooms on levels 1 to 3 in the new wing, but the doors are narrower than standard. There will be fully accessible washrooms on all levels after renovations are completed in Fall 2016.


There are no pay phones in the library.

Classroom Areas

Not applicable.

Study Areas

Study facilities located throughout the library but there is a Study Centre for Persons with Disabilities located in Room 232.


Page Break Starbucks on level 2 at entrance. Vending machine on level 2 in new wing. Easy access to Tunnel Junction and all cafeteria/lounge facilities in the University Centre.

Existing Obstacles

Some inaccessible washrooms on all floors.


The library’s contact person for persons with disabilities, Heather Cross, can be reached at 613-520-2600 (ext. 8186).