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The St. Patrick’s Building once housed St. Patrick’s College, a small liberal arts school which was part of Carleton University from 1967-79. The building is now home to the Institute of Comparative Studies in Literature, Art and Culture (ICSLAC), the School of Journalism and Communication, the School for Studies in Art and Culture, the Carleton University Art Gallery, and the extensive Reader’s Digest Resource Centre.

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Accessibility Guide

Designated Parking

Stormont-Dundas House (six spaces) and Visitor Parking Lot 6 (three spaces).

Exterior Entrance

Accessible main entrance at ground level to level 2.

Tunnel Access

Tunnel access at level 1.


One accessible elevator servicing all levels.


Washrooms on levels 1, 3, and 4 are useable if not fully accessible.


Pay phones are located behind heavy doors at stairwell on first level. Not accessible to wheelchair or hearing impaired users.

Classroom Areas

Generally accessible, but most of the labs on the third level, belonging to the school of Journalism, are not accessible to wheelchair users.

Study Areas

Study facilities in the Resource Centre on levels 1 and 2.


The various departments have their own lounges. Easy tunnel access to Oasis Cafeteria on first level of the Commons.

Existing Obstacles

Modifications are needed for Rooms 303 (print lab), 304 (darkroom), and 327 (Radio News) to accommodate students in wheelchairs when the need arises.


To get from the first level to the second level of the Resource Centre, use elevator outside the Centre. The second level is a mezzanine structure with stair access only inside the Centre.