Disabled Users

We aim to support all staff and students in making good use of library services and resources and are constantly reviewing the services we provide for disabled users.

If you have any comments or suggestions about possible improvements please let us know by contacting us.

Special arrangements and equipment can be made available for you if you need them.

Services we can offer you:

  • a personal tour of the library to identify and discuss your particular needs
  • help using LibrarySearch
  • help getting material from the shelves
  • proxy borrowing - if you want to borrow items but are unable to come in. We will accept a friend using your ticket as long as you write a letter of authorisation for this
  • extended loan periods for some users. Please contact the disability advisors regarding eligibility for extended loans
  • height adjustable desks
  • users with dyslexia or visual impairments can photocopy onto an alternative paper colour
  • all library catalogue terminals (OPACs) have a zoom facility
  • Text Help Read&Write and Inspiration software is provided via terminal services ensuring availability across all campuses
  • wireless access is enabled, so staff and students can use their own laptops and connect to the internet via the University network. Instructions are available from the computing webpages.

The above services are widely available but others may vary according to the facilities or architecture of the individual library building. Each library has its own guide for what is available:

Services available online:

LibrarySearch lets you search across a range of resources and discover items held in our campus libraries and those available online such as e-books and journal articles.

If you experience any problems with the account please contact the i-zone.


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Last edited: 24/02/2020 16:24:00