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Users with a disability or specific learning difference: Welcome

How this guide can be useful

Explore this guide to find out about the Library support available to you if you have a disability, specific learning difference, or a medical condition that affects your ability to study.

Explore this guide to find out about:

  • The Library Disability Team
  • The Library buildings
  • Finding and borrowing books
  • Assistive Technology
  • Accessible study rooms
  • Other support available to you


Further Library Guides and Publications

We produce a number of library leaflets, guides and other publications. All are available on-line from our web pages and some are also available in print. 

Alternative formats are available upon request.


Other guides that you may find useful are:

  • Welcome to Library and Learning Services
  • Your Subject Guide: To meet your Subject Librarian and find out what are the best resources in your subject area, select the subject you are studying from the list below

Throughout this guide you will also find links to further guides that you may be of interest.


The Library Disability Team

Members of Library and Learning Services will help you to find your way round the Library, find useful information, and learn skills to help make your study successful.

However, there are specific members of library staff who have received additional training. You can talk to them in confidence about your needs, make an appointment to learn more about how we can help, and they can signpost you to resources and other colleagues who can provide further help.

The Library Disability Team

 You can contact us via email at or by telephone on 0116 257 7042.

Library Disability News

     Here we will inform you of any Library news with a Disability focus. Check regularly for updates.

Change in accessing Assistive Technology Software

To access Inspiration, TextHelp Read+Write or Zoomtext from our support PCs now click on the Application Jukebox icon

from the desktop. The software can then be selected and opened from the box that subsequently loads.


Recent additions to library stock that may be of interest: