Access Guide: Xwi7xwa Library

adjacent to First Nations Longhouse, 1985 West Mall

The collections focus on First Nations in British Columbia, including contextual materials on Canadian First Nations, and in addition to issues of national and international interest to First Nations and Indigenous peoples. X¿wi7x¿wa collects materials written from First Nations perspectives, such as materials produced by First Nations, First Nations organizations, tribal councils, schools, publishers, researchers, writers, and scholars.

604-822-8738 (information); 604-822-8944 (fax)


Access Information


Access-small.png There is wheelchair access from above the Longhouse and Library (West Mall and central campus). Use ramp approach at the south end of the building.

Two spaces in front of the Longhouse (Lower Mall) are designated for handicapped parking. Paid parking is available in the Fraser River and West Parkades.

Building and Library entrance
Approach the library via or around the First Nations Longhouse, along the planked walkway. The library entrance is through a door with an accessible access button for automated opening.

Library catalogue and computers
The terminals are at table-height.

A regular photocopier is and scanner are available in the library.

Public telephones
Public telephones are available in the Longhouse.

The width between stacks is spacious, but the top shelves are high.

There is a private, unisex, accessible washroom in the library, through heavy doors. In addition, there are two gendered washrooms, through heavy doors, with one accessible stall per washroom.