Answered By: Keith Brisland
Last Updated: Jul 20, 2017     Views: 66

If you have registered your disability with the University's Disability Support Team, you will be entitled to receive extra support from Library and Learning Resources. This support includes:

  • Extended Loan Periods
    • books that are usually two-week loans will be issued for four weeks,
    • books that are usually one-week loans will be issued for two weeks,
  • Library Tour - once we have received your enhanced services form from Student Services, we will send you an e-mail offering you a tour of the library.
  • Study Rooms
    • at Curzon, Kenrick and Mary Seacole there are study rooms reserved for booking by eligible disabled students. Eligibility will be decided at the initial meeting with the Disability Support team. 

    • One of the bookable rooms at Kenrick has a keypad lock which staff at the Help Desk can provide the number for.

    • These rooms can be booked at the library Help Desk during staffed hours.  Please Note: There are restrictions on the number of times the room at Curzon can be booked in a week. This is to ensure that the maximum number of students are able to use the room.

  • Readit Machine - Kenrick Library has a Readit machine which allows any printed document up to size A3 to be captured and displayed on screen. The text can be scrolled in a number of ways whilst it is read aloud.
  • Electronic Formatting of Textbooks - Textbooks that are only available in print format can be provided electronically to eligible students. You will need to contact the Disability Support Team initially, in order to have your support requirements fully assessed.
  • Library Guides in Alternative Formats  - Library publications can be provided in large print, electronically or in Braille. Braille publications may take slightly longer to produce than large print or electronic publications

  • Book retrieval service - staff will be happy to retrieve items from the shelves.

  • Buff or other coloured paper for use in printers/copiers

  • Coloured intuitive overlays

  • A colour adjustable lamp

  • Hearing Loops at each Help Desk.

  • Height-adjustable Tables -  There is an adjustable table on the ground floor of Curzon Library and all study tables at the Mary Seacole Library are suitable for wheelchair users.

In addition to the above, the University provides students who have registered with Disability Services photocopying and printing at half the standard price. 

For details of library contacts for each library, click here.



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