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Last Updated: Jun 26, 2014 URL: Print Guide RSS UpdatesEmail Alerts

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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.

From late May, work will be ongoing to create new enclosed Silent Study Rooms on the 2nd Floor of the Kimberlin Library.

The building work will be completed by mid summer, but in the meantime, users of the Kimberlin Library will need to be mindful of the following:

  • From Wednesday 28th May, Silent Study facilities will be relocated to the Lower Ground Floor of the Kimberlin Library – the whole of the Lower Ground Floor, except for the Syndicate Rooms and Postgraduate Room, will be designated Silent Study.
  •  The 2nd Floor of the Kimberlin Library will cease to be designated as “Silent” from Wednesday 28th May until work has been completed, because of the relocation of book stock and building works.
  • Students and Researchers in Arts subjects and Architecture are strongly advised to borrow any books of relevance to them before Wednesday 28th May – the Kimberlin Library will be open throughout the Bank Holiday period to enable this.  After 28th May, some sections of our Art / Architecture book stock, at shelfmarks 709 – 741, will be in storage off site until mid July, to enable the redevelopment of the study area. A document supply service will be available to obtain materials that you need.
  • If, during the building works, you’re looking for a book with a shelfmark of 616 or above, please ask a member of library staff for assistance if you can’t find it.  Much of our stock on the second floor will be moving around during June and July; library staff will always assist you in obtaining the book you’re looking for.
  • Other improvement works will be taking place in Kimberlin during the summer months

We look forward to providing you with improved silent study facilities for the new academic year.

Recent additions to library stock that may be of interest:


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