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Accessibility at the Patrick Power Library

For people with and without disabilities; a guide to accessibility at the Patrick Power Library, Saint Mary's University

Search the Library Catalogue

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The Novanet library catalogue allows patrons to search for books, journals, and other materials owned by member libraries. The catalogue is a large database, operating through an interface named Primo, provided by the Ex Libris Group.

Please see the Primo Accessibility Statement.

Browse for Books

You can also browse the shelves by call number range. Books about accessibility are mainly classified by topic, such as the design of barrier-free schools, shelved under Education call number, LB3222.3.

Shown below are other examples of call number ranges related to aspects of accessibility and disabilities:


BF 727.H3 Psychology - People with disabilities
HV 1551-HV 3024 People with Disabilities
KE 3256.P46 Discrimination in employment - People with disabilities
LC 4024 Education of Children with Disabilities
NA 2545.P5 Architecture - Barrier-free design
RE 91 Vision disorders
RF 290 Hearing disorders
TH 4816.15 Buildings - Construction - Barrier-free design






Did you know that in addition to our print collection, the library also has many thousands of e-books, including scholarly books, on a wide range of topics? You can find both e-books and print books via searching the Novanet catalogue. All of our e-books are listed in the catalogue. You can also search for e-books directly in one of our e-book databases. There are several options for accessing and downloading e-books. As a SMU student, staff, or faculty member, you have complete access to e-books on and off campus.

The Library also subscribes to large e-book collections, including the EBSCO eBook Collection and ProQuest Ebook Central. E-book collections are listed in the Databases A-Z listing.

How to Use the Catalogue

Check out the guides below to learn how to search the Novanet catalogue: