Library services for students with a disability or SpLD
The Keith Donaldson Library has a range of resources to suit your needs. Campus Connect is your one stop shop for the services provided by the Library, IT and Student Administration. Campus Connect staff are happy to assist you.
Entrance and access
The main student entrance to the campus building is via a ramp leading to the main corridor. Entrance to the Library is through double doors from the corridor. The doors are power-assisted and can be opened by a push-button. There is a disabled toilet adjoining the Library entrance.
There are a number of other entrances to the campus and library. Each is accessible via a wheelchair-friendly ramp.
The library is on two floors. A platform lift is available for those with restricted mobility.
Books have different loan periods according to the demand for them. There are 4 different loan periods: 8 weeks, 4 weeks, 7 days and 24 hours. All student registered as having a disability or SpLD will automatically have 24 hour items issued for 48 hours.
If you have a disability or specific learning difficulty that means the shorter loan periods make it difficult for you to use the books, the Library may be able to buy additional copies and lend them to you for 4 weeks. Please contact Maggie Sarjantson in the Library.
24 hour Book Collection Service
Please email the details of the items you need to firstname.lastname@example.org, giving 24 hours’ notice. Please note that this service is only for those items that are available on the Library shelves. If the books you need are on loan please request them via the Library Catalogue or at the Campus Connect desk. Staff will have the items ready for you to collect at the Campus Connect desk. If a support worker is collecting the books on your behalf please let staff know in advance.
One–to–one research sessions
Printing and copying costs
Printing on coloured paper
Wheelchair accessible library catalogue terminal
Large print keyboard
If you would like to discuss your needs in confidence please ask to speak to either Stephanie Ellis at the Campus Connect desk, or the Student Wellbeing team. They will be happy to ensure that appropriate support can be put in place for you.