There are several designated disabled parking spaces on the main campus in Sparkford Road. Please contact Reception on 01962 841515. Parking is generally difficult here, so if you anticipate problems either with parking, or with entering and leaving the Library, please contact the Enquiry Desk on 01962 827306 for advice.
The Library is situated on the same level as Reception, opposite the chapel. The entrance has semi-automatic doors, but users with special needs may need assistance.
Once inside the Library you are on the top floor, and there are two further floors below. If you are unable to use the stairs there is a lift, suitable for wheelchairs, connecting all three floors; it is situated in the left hand corner of the Library as you come in.
There is a disabled toilet on the top floor of the Library accessed through the print room.
The middle floor has a disabled toilet located in the School Resources Centre.
The ground floor has a disabled toilet; please ask a member of staff if you wish to access it.
Support for students with additional learning needs
Sarah Bulger and Sian Furmage are your contacts in the Library, although all staff are able to help you. Please email email@example.com or phone the Library desk on 01962 827306.
We are happy to arrange a Library induction designed to support users in using services and resources in the Library. One-to-one sessions are also available by arrangement. These sessions give an introduction to Library services specific to your needs. After the initial Library orientation, we are happy to meet with students on a regular basis.
- One-to-one and group introduction to the Library and regular updates as your course progresses and your needs change.
- Help with using the Library to find information
- Help with photocopying, printing or scanning. Coloured paper, if required, is charged at 2p a sheet.
- Articles from journals in the Library can be photocopied and posted to you. Standard photocopying charges will apply.
- We are prepared to put books by for you in the Library for 24 hours. It would be helpful if you could give us some notice for this service so that the items can be available for collection at the Library Desk.
- Inter-library loans cost £2.50 an item for books or journal articles. Find out more on our Inter-library loans pages.
- Helpers or support workers are more than welcome to contact the Library if they require advice or assistance using the Library.
Assistive Technology in the Library
The Library has three computers with assistive technology software including Inspiration, Read and Write, Claroread and Jaws. All three computers have priority use for disabled students and are on height-adjustable tables - manually adjustable desks are located in study rooms A and B; and an electric adjustable desk is available on the top floor, positioned by the lift. There is also a text enlarger for printed materials available in study room B.
The Library also has a wireless keyboard and mouse, please ask at the Enquiry Desk.
The University has adaptive, specialist software and equipment in the assistive technology suite, located in the Main Building. Please contact Student Services.
Please ask if you need any assistance, Library staff are always happy to help.
The printers also photocopy and scan, and are located in the print roon on the top floor of the Library. If you are able to reclaim the costs of photocopying please ensure you obtain a receipt from the credit machine or top up online.
If you are unable to come into the Library you can arrange photocopying with the Enquiry Desk. Many articles are available online, but articles from journals only available in the Library can be photocopied and posted to you. Standard photocopying charges apply. This service will comply with UK Copyright regulations.
Please contact Student Services if you require a book in electronic format.
In the Event of a Fire
THE LIFT SHOULD NOT BE USED IN THE EVENT OF A FIRE.
A continuous siren will sound and all users should leave the building by the nearest exit. There are no visual alarms, and the fire alarm may not be audible in the study rooms. Users with impaired hearing should bear this in mind although staff will check these rooms when clearing the Library. All fire exit routes are clearly marked with a green sign.
If unable to vacate the building any users on the middle floor should go to a place of relative safety: either through the fire doors in the Library Training Room to get outside the building; or the stairwell at the corner of School Resources to wait for assistance.
There are two emergency telephones in the Library. One is in the Library Training Room located in the School Resources Centre on the middle floor, and the other one is on the ground floor.
If you have any questions please ask. The Library staff are here to help all users.