Information for students with disabilities

All students registered with Disability Services are entitled to additional support from the Library, including:

  • 24-hour book collection service - If you cannot readily visit the campuses you may send us a list of items you need by completing this form. Please do this 24 hours prior to collection. 
  • access to a range of adaptive/assistive technologies housed in the Libraries
  • our information points now have a zoom feature which can be accessed by holding down Ctrl +/- on the keyboard
  • 24 hour loan periods are extended to 48 hours.
  • 8 week loan periods are extended to 9 weeks.  
  • option for materials to be created in alternative formats

 In the Library you will find:

  • Lifts fitted with sensors which detect anything in the way of the closing doors
  • Lifts have an audible alarm in the case of emergency
  • Emergency phones on all floors, connected directly to the Welcome Desk 
  • Hearing loop systems at the Welcome Desk 
  • Height adjustable desks
  • Colour coded signs and floor plans
  • Disabled toilets
  • Low level catalogue terminal desks
  • Low level printer in the Readng Room
  • A CCTV unit on the ground floor

In the event of a building evacuation, if possible Library staff will help wheelchair users onto the fire-proof staircases, and will then alert the Library Safety Officer and emergency services of the need for further assistance. Staff at the Welcome Desk will be happy to note where you are planning to work if you provide this information on entering the building.