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Help for users with disabilities

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


Student working on a laptop in the LibraryThe 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. 

From April 2017 until Autumn 2019 Library study space and services are located in the URS (Urban and Regional Studies) Building adjacent to the Library. This is to provide a quieter working environment whilst the Library Refurbishment project gathers pace. Printed materials are still available to borrow from the Library.

If you have any questions about accessing Library stock or using the facilities in the URS Building please contact the Library's Disability Co-ordinator, Matthew Holtby . Matthew can show you around, introduce you to relevant members of staff, explain our services and discuss any concerns you may have.

If you are coming to visit us for the first time and are not sure what to expect, why not contact Matthew for a one-to-one tour and induction.  

Your subject liaison librarian

Whatever you are studying, there is a subject 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, or pop into their Reception Desk on the Ground Floor of the URS Building.

Maths Support Centre

Also on the Ground Floor of the URS building is the Maths Support Centre. They offer guides, workshops and individual support on maths, statistics, psychometric tests and much more. Explore their guidance by visiting the Maths Support webpages.