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Support for users with disabilities

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

Contact us

If you need support when using the Library, or have any questions about our services for users with disabilities, please contact us:

Introduction

A member of staff helping a studentThe following guide provides information for users with disabilities. It includes guidance on the Library, information on services we offer and useful links. 

If you have any questions about accessing Library stock or using our facilities please contact us at library@reading.ac.uk. We are happy to show you around, introduce you to relevant members of staff, and discuss any concerns you may have.  

Disability Advisory Service

The Disability Advisory Service are a team at the University who offer advice and guidance to students who have a disability, long term medical or mental health condition or specific learning difference. They can work with you to:

  • make reasonable adjustments to enable you to participate fully in academic life
  • recommend exam adjustments such as rest breaks or extra time
  • advise on reasonable adjustments for placements
  • advise on applying for Disabled Students Allowances

If you would like to know more about the service or think you might benefit from their support, follow the link below or email disability@reading.ac.uk

Your Academic Liaison Librarian

Academic Liaison TeamWhatever 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. They include 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.