Our library policy on services to users with additional needs and disabilities and the Disability and inclusion webpages provide more information on the support available to you.
Access to the physical library
Detailed information regarding access to our three campus libraries and specialised services provided are listed in the DisabledGo website.
Who to contact
All library staff are happy to help with our services but there are people at each campus with specific responsibility for assisting with any special requirements you may have. You can help by giving us advance notice of your requirements, please contact us by email: firstname.lastname@example.org. Due to the range of demands on library staff it will not always be possible to provide additional assistance immediately, but we will respond as soon as we can.
To get maximum support tailored to your own individual needs it is recommended that you contact the University's Disability and Inclusion Team who can create a support profile for you. This will be sent to the Library for implementation.
Additional services available include:
• Longer loans of books and other material (but not laptops) can be arranged
• Photocopies can be enlarged and/or copied onto different coloured paper
• Library publications can be produced in large print and/or different coloured paper/ CD
• Texts can be provided in electronic format
• A designated friend/family member, with written permission, can
act on your behalf
Specialist software, Texthelp, ClaroRead Plus, Inspiration and Mindview, which will help you organise ideas and create text is provided on the University computer network and Library users with dyslexia will find these particularly helpful. Training in the use of these is provided in the Assessment & Training Centre.
Working with students
Advice for staff working with students with disabilities, specific learning difficulties or health conditions can be found on the Disability and Inclusion pages.