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.  

Extended loans

7-day loan items extended to 14 days on issue.

Book retrieval, photocopying and scanning

Use our online form to get books, scans and photocopies.

One-to-one support

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.

Assistive software

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). 

Resources available in private study rooms
RoomWho can use the roomMaximum stayResources

Rooms A-D and 2-12 

Individual silent study 

8am-11.30pm term time (up to 15 hours)

Please let staff know your arrival time 

  • No PC 
Room 15
Room 16
Individual silent study 

3 hours (can be extended if room not booked)

  • Room 15: PC and scanner
  • Room 16: PC
Meet and Speak Room Individual/shared space  3 hours (can be extended if room not booked)
  • PC and scanner
  • Dragon software
Accessible Study Room Individual/shared space  3 hours (can be extended if room not booked)
  • PC
  • Dragon software
  • JAWS
  • Adjustable table and chair 

How to book a room

Accessible study spaces

The Assistive Technology room in the Arts and Social Sciences Library contains adjustable desks, CCTV magnifiers, scanners and lockers.

Equipment loan

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). 

Alternative formats

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.

Apply to register or request a service

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