This guide will help you find a range of Library services and support available to support library users with disabilities or additional needs.
If you have any questions about using Library services or resources, we would be happy to help and recommend you get in contact with us! We are keen to hear your feedback if you experience any accessibility issues using the Library buildings, our services or resources.
Here are pictures of the entrances to the libraries to help you spot our buildings when you are on campus.
This is Collegiate Library.
This is Adsetts Library.
The Assistive Technology service promotes and trains students to be able to use the assistive software available on AppsAnywhere.
Our sessions will provide you with a variety of tools to support:
The ATR areas includes a range of specialist equipment, software and adjustable furniture. There are also different types of software available on AppsAnywhere.
The ATR equipment in these areas is only for the use of disabled students registered with the Disabled Student Support Team. Look out for the ATR logo in both campus libraries.
Library staff can also help with:
A Personal Emergency Evacuation Plan (PEEP) is an individual plan tailored to the needs of a person who cannot get themselves out of a building unaided during an emergency situation. It will define the route the person is likely to take and any other assistance that is available.
A PEEP is most applicable to individuals with mobility issues, such as wheelchair users and individuals who use walking sticks or crutches. It could also include individuals with visual impairment.
If the fire alarm is continuous, you must get out of the building via the nearest exit. Please familiarise yourself with the exits in the buildings you will be using.
If the alarm is intermittent (City campus only) you do not have to leave the building, but it may be worth leaving the building in case it becomes continuous.
If you can get out of the building (even if this is slowly) please do so:
If you cannot get out, such as if you cannot use the stairs:
At the top of most main stairs there are refuges that have fire protection. Most contain a refuge communication system. To use this:
In the highly unusual event that you must get out of the building but cannot use the stairs, all of the University's buildings now have evacuation chairs.
All University Security staff are trained how to use these and can transfer you down the stairs and out of the building.
If you would like a more personalised and detailed plan, which looks specifically at the buildings which you are likely to use on your course, then please contact the Disabled Student Support team.
We have an induction loop system at Collegiate Campus
DVDs (some with subtitles) are available at each campus library.
If you would like a television programme recorded with subtitles, please try to let the library know at least seven days before it is due to be broadcast.
Submit a request to record a programme by going to Library Gateway > Video, Images and Audio > Shuplayer > Record > Choose a programme > Click 'Request Recording.'
This page was last updated 22/06/2021.
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