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), School for Linguistics and Language Studies, the School for Studies in Art and Culture, and the Carleton University Art Gallery.

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Accessibility Guide

Designated Parking

Nearest public parking is Parking Lot 6, Parking Lot R15, and Parking Garage 18.

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.

Study Areas

Study spaces are available on levels 1, 3, and 4.


There are no food outlets available in St. Patrick’s building. The nearest food services are available in Residence 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.