Library services for dyslexic and disabled students
We are based in the Arts and Social Sciences Library.
Make an appointment or drop in during office hours, Monday - Friday, 10 am - 4 pm.
If you have difficulty getting here, we can arrange to meet you in another library or study space.
If you would like to tell us a bit about your library requirements in advance of a meeting you can fill in our online form but we will go through this with you in-person during an appointment or drop-in.
7-day loan items extended to 14 days on issue.
Book retrieval, photocopying and scanning
We can arrange training throughout the year to help you make the best of the library resources and online databases.
Library orientation tour
We can provide a brief tour of study spaces, books on your subject and fire exits.
Make use of assistive software.
Private, low distraction study spaces
We can discuss your requirements with you.
Once registered, you can book private study rooms in the Arts and Social Sciences Library.
Rooms are available to use seven days a week from 8:30 am to 11.30 pm (closing times will vary in vacation times).
|Room||Who can use the room||Maximum stay||Resources|
||Individual silent study||
8am-11.30pm term time (up to 15 hours)
Please let staff know your arrival time
|Individual silent study||
3 hours (can be extended if room not booked)
|Meet and Speak Room||Individual/shared space||3 hours (can be extended if room not booked)||
|Accessible Study Room||Individual/shared space||3 hours (can be extended if room not booked)||
How to book a room
- In-person at the Welcome Desk, Arts and Social Sciences Library
- Telephone: Tel +44 (0)117 928 9720 | Internal 89720
- E-mail: firstname.lastname@example.org
Accessible study spaces
The Assistive Technology room in the Arts and Social Sciences Library contains adjustable desks, CCTV magnifiers, scanners and lockers.
Short term loans: laptops, digital recorders and ergonomic equipment.
Library access for a support worker/study skills tutor
This must be arranged in advance.
Access/emergency evacuation information
Access information for libraries and study spaces provided by DisabledGo. Please contact us if you need to arrange a Personal Emergency Evacuation Plan (PEEP).
Create your own or use the alternative format service (print disabled users only). We can provide essential reading list material in an electronic alternative format. You will need a referral from Disability Services in most cases and we will need to meet with you to discuss your requirements.
When reading materials contain non-standard text or if you have a requirement for a specialist format, we will sometimes use external agencies.
We can show you and a support worker how to produce alternative formats using library scanning equipment.
Other ways we can support you
We can discuss other ways we can offer support during a meeting with our team.
If you have any questions, please do not hesitate to contact us.