Library Support

What we do

We are a dedicated team within the library who can offer a range of services and work with you to ensure that our libraries are accessible.

Who we can help

We provide support to students with a wide range of disabilities, including but not limited to:

  • learning difficulties (such as dyslexia, dyspraxia and ADHD among others)
  • health and mental health conditions
  • autism 
  • sensory impairments
  • mobility difficulties

For the following students, where access to the library is difficult, or time on campus is limited, we can provide additional library services to support access to our print resources:

  • part time students
  • carers and parents
  • short-term health or mobility difficulties
  • students on a work placement 
  • commuter students*

*If you are a student or research postgraduate on a campus-based programme, but you do not have a Bristol address.

Please apply to register (top right, green box) as this will guide you through the services that are available and who we can support.

Things we can't help with

Unfortunately, we cannot support the following students under the following circumstances alone 

  • students who are studying online only. We are advising students to contact their School for advice.
  • students who have a Bristol address but are temporarily away from campus (e.g. summer break).

Services to support access to resources

Library Support contacts

Our dedicated Library Support team can discuss individual requirements and answer any questions you have about accessing the library and using our services.

Register to use our services: 

  • Book an appointment (in-person or online) 
  • Drop-in to see us in the Arts and Social Sciences Library. 1pm-3pm, Mondays to Fridays during term time
  • Use this online form to register (some services will still require an appointment)

Contact us: 

Don't worry if you aren't sure if we can help, we will pass you on to the relevant team as required. 

  • Book an appointment (in-person or online) 
  • Drop-in to see us in the Arts and Social Sciences Library: 1pm-3pm, Mondays to Fridays during term time
  • Email:
  • Tel: +44 (0)117 928 8502 | Internal 88502
    (Textphone users can call via typetalk: 18001 0117 928 8502)

Library Support team office hours (Arts & Social Sciences Library) are 10am-4pm Monday to Friday - if you can't make a drop-in appointment, please ask for us at the Welcome Desk and we may be able to see you at short notice. 

Technology for learning and equipment loan

Tools to support your learning. Read aloud software, mindmapping software and ergonomic equipment for loan. 

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