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Help for users with disabilities

Guidance on using the Library and other tips for users with disabilities


A member of staff helping a studentThe following guide provides information for users with disabilities. It includes guidance on using the Library, information and tips on using assistive technology, and useful links. 

If you have any questions about accessing Library stock or using our facilities please contact us. We are happy to arrange to show you around, introduce you to relevant members of staff, explain our services and discuss any concerns you may have.  

Disability Advisory Service

The Disability Advisory Service offers advice and guidance to students with any disability, mental health condition, or specific learning difficulty (SpLD). They offer help, support and guidance with:

  • physical disabilities e.g. mobility
  • sensory disabilities e.g. visual impairments
  • mental health difficulties e.g. anxiety
  • medical conditions e.g. Irritable Bowel Syndrome, diabetes
  • autism/Asperger Syndrome
  • SpLDs e.g. dyslexia, dyspraxia 

Your Academic Liaison Librarian

Academic Liaison LibrariansWhatever you are studying, there is an Academic Liaison Librarian who can help you find and use information. They can...
  • show you how to use information resources effectively - your librarian will run any library training sessions your School/Department has arranged
  • show you how to save time by making the most of all Library services
  • give you individual help with research - your librarian can offer in depth help in finding information

Other support

Study advice

The Study Advice Team offer study guides, workshops, individual advice sessions, and much more to make your studying more effective and successful. See the Study Advice webpages for more information:

Maths Support

Our Maths Support resources can help if you're finding any mathematical or statistical topic difficult during the transition to University study.

Our Maths Support guide provides links to an extensive range of worksheets, e-resources and video tutorials which you can access at any time to practise and develop your mathematical and statistical skills.