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Accessibility: Library Disability Support Assistance:  

About the Library Disability Support Service

The library works with the University Disability Support Team in helping support students with additional needs. Library staff aim to ensure that students with additional support requirements are able to make full use of the Library facilities. In order to take full advantage of all the Library's resources and services it is important to make yourself known to Library staff as soon as possible after starting your course. Please contact us.

If you know you are going to need your books in an accessible format, please request these as early as possible. Please contact the Accessible Texts Team to check if an eBook can be purchased, or for book chapter or journal article conversions to accessible formats use SensusAccess.

Students studying online programmes should contact their Student Support Manager or visit the Centre for Student Success for accessibility support.

About the Library Disability Support Service

Library books and materials can now be requested via our Click and Collect service.

Students with a disability support plan are able to borrow short-term loan items for a longer period as detailed below:

  • Short (overnight/weekend) loans will issue for 3 days
  • 3 day loans will issue for 7 days
  • 7 day loans will issue for 3 weeks 

If you are not able to visit the library to pick up your books, please see information on our Book and Delivery service

We will post out standard loan copies of books free of charge. 

For more details see the Book and Copy Delivery information.

Please contact us if you require any of the above in a different format. We can offer a bespoke document in electronic or print format taking into account your choice of font type, size and colour.

RNIB Bookshare support learners with a print disability. They provide accessible textbooks and resources for learners with sight loss, dyslexia, dyspraxia, autism and qualifying physical disabilities under the Copyright and Rights in Performances (Disability) Regulations 2014.

Titles can be downloaded by students who can read them electronically or adapt into various accessible formats (PDF, Word, DAISY, audio, BRF). See the Bookshare website for details.


Due to COVID-19 restrictions the Accessible study rooms in the Sydney Jones Library are currently not available.  

The Accessible Study Room in the Harold Cohen Library is available as a single study space, but it is large enough to bring your support worker with you. You do not need to book an extra space for this.

All accessible study rooms have height adjustable desks with PCs available.

Students on a support plan can make a booking by contacting the Library:

Chat: available online 24/7
Telephone: 0151 794 9500
Text: 0151 329 2657