ARCH Disability Law Centre is a specialty community legal aid clinic dedicated to defending and advancing the equality rights of people with disabilities in Ontario.
Recently, ARCH opened a library that is accessible to the public.
The ARCH Public Library holds a browsing general collection of current material on disability rights, policy and services together with practical information for independent living. It also carries accounts of personal experiences.
As well, the ARCH library houses a historical/archival collection of materials that would be of interest to researchers on disability rights and policy in Canada. The material covers a broad range of topics addressed by ARCH in over 33 years of law reform. Among them: equality rights, employment discrimination, education rights, legal capacity and income security.
All materials are for use in the ARCH Disability Law Centre Library, but if you find something you would like to take home, they will help you locate a copy and direct you to TPL if we have one. Their online catalogue also includes additional electronic resources.
There are two computers with adaptive technology available for library users.
Their catalogue is also available remotely, and online tip sheets show you how to make the most of your catalogue search.
The ARCH Public Library is open 9:30am-4:30pm Monday, Tuesday, Thursday and Friday. On Wednesdays it is open 12:30pm to 4:30pm.
It is located at 425 Bloor St. East, Suite 110, Toronto.
(It is important to note that the collection is intended for information only, not a substitute for advice on a specific legal matter.)
This new resource sounds fabulous and is well worth a look.