Accessibility and support

We want to enable all students to access library resources and study spaces. All staff can offer you assistance and you can ask for help at any of our library enquiry points across our 8 libraries. There are also 5 library-managed study spaces. Each library and study space can provide a different learning experience so you can choose which one is best for you. Some of our libraries sit within departmental buildings, but you are welcome to use them all.

Height-adjustable desks

Where to find height-adjustable desks
LocationNumber of desksNotes
Arts and Social Sciences Library 12 On ground floor. All electrically operated*
Biological Sciences Library 1 Has a PC on the table. Electrically operated*
Chemistry Library 1 Manually operated. Ask at information desk for the hand crank
Education Library 1 Electrically operated*
Beacon House 6 Spread across two floors. All electrically operated*
Senate House Study Centre 9 All have PCs on them. All electrically operated*

* Electrically operated desks can be raised to a standing position as long as there is no PC on them.

Building access and safety 

The University has teamed up with AccessAble to provide you with detailed information about the accessibility of our facilities, including the libraries and study centres.

Please contact Library Support if you need to arrange a Personal Emergency Evacuation Plan (PEEP) or a library orientation tour.

eBooks- accessibility guidance

Find out about accessibility information in our collection of eBooks. Please see guidance for screen reader users and those needing to modify text in the links provided within each publisher summary. 

Please contact Library Support if the format of an eBook is not accessible to you.


Accessible and inclusive reading list

A range of resources that offer students and staff self-help and support.

Student Counselling library

A range of self-help material on various aspects of mental health and wellbeing, in a quiet, comfortable space, on the third floor of Hampton House.

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