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SensusAccess - convert files into accessible formats

New file conversion service: Make It Accessible

The Library has launched a brand new service called 'Make It Accesible.'

The new service allows anyone with a DMU email account to upload a document and convert it into an alternative accessible format with SensusAccess. Most text formats can be converted into an audio file, Word document or e-book. Pictures of posters or other types of text can also get converted.

The service is helpful for anyone who would like a document converted into a different format; including from PDF to an editable Word document. SensusAccess is free to use for all DMU staff and students.
Create an accessible copy with SensusAccess - Click here.

ADH Drop-ins

Librarians are now joining CLaSS in offering regular drop-in sessions in the Learning Development Zone of the Kimberlin Library. Every week during term-time there will be a librarian in the sessions on Mondays, Wednesdays and Fridays from 2-3pm. Bring along your queries relating to finding information, using databases, referencing or other library related issues.  

What's on? CLaSS Workshops

To book onto our workshops and view our other sessions, click here (Please note that bookings open two weeks prior to the workshop week)

Why not download our calendar which shows all the different workshop weeks for this academic year!

What's in this Guide?


This guide is where you can find out about the resources and support provided by the Library.


Use the tabs above to explore:

  • What resources are available in the Library
  • How to use the resources effectively
  • Where to go to for help if you get stuck

If you find that this guide doesn't help to answer your enquiry then get in touch with your subject librarian. Contact details are on the right-hand side of the screen.

Material Connexion

Comprehensive information on materials in the Materials Connexion library, including images, detailed material descriptions, usage characteristics, and manufacturer and distributor contact information.

New Books

Additions to Clay Bodies

Clay body additions can introduce remarkable new forms and textures in ceramic work. 

Pop Art and Design

This book offers the first in-depth analysis of the relationship between art and design, which led to the creation of 'pop'. 

How to Be a Craftivist

How to Be a Craftivist is a manifesto for quiet activism: the process of 'making' to engage thoughtfully in the issues we are about, to influence and effect change. 

By Hand

This text features an international collection of the most noteworthy artists and shows their handmade work, hand lettering, hand drawing, and hand sewing in detail. 

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