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Library Support for Disabled Users

For more information visit the Disability Support in the Library guide.

Any student with disabilities, including learning difficulties such as dyslexia, who has been referred by Disability Assist (DAS) is eligible for these services. Members of staff who have a need for the services should email informationspecialists@plymouth.ac.uk 

Guidance for student support workers, and request forms mentioned in this article, can be found as attachments at the bottom of the page.

One-to-one help

To discuss your needs and get help with accessing the library resources, you can book an appointment with your Information Specialist (subject librarian). Email informationspecialists@plymouth.ac.u. 

Alternative Formats Service and equipment

For users who have a visual impairment or other condition, including dyslexia, making it difficult to access printed texts. See the Alternative Formats article for further details.

The alternative formats equipment is located in Room 101 on Level 1 of the library. You can use it to create accessible formats from print or digital originals. Ask at the Reception desk if you need assistance.


For more information check the Tech for Learning guide.

See Microsoft Accessibility Options Mobile to find out how to improve the accessibility of your PC or other Windows device:


Postal loans

Items (including requested items) can be posted to you. Email a completed Postal /Scanning request form for each book to collectionservices@plymouth.ac.uk. The item will be issued to your account, posted, and a postal charge added to your account. Return postage is at your own expense.

Please note: Inter Library loan items can only be posted via Special Delivery. Not all Inter Library loans can be posted.

Book Collection Service

Items from library stock can be requested for collection from the Reception Desk on Level 1. Email your requests with author, title, edition and shelfmark number to libraryandITenquiries@plymouth.ac.uk.

Requests will be processed Monday - Friday, 08:30 - 17:00. We require 24hrs notice minimum and will email you when your requests are available for collection.

Books will be held for 7 days. Uncollected items will be returned to the library shelves. The library is open 24/7 so you can collect your books at any time.

Copy Service

Within copyright guidelines, journal articles and book chapters from library stock can be scanned and emailed to you free of charge. If items cannot be scanned, we will photocopy and post them to you (current copying rates and postage will be charged at cost).

Borrowing by Proxy

If you cannot get to the library in person, you can nominate someone else to borrow items on your behalf. Your nominated person should bring your University card, some ID of their own and an authorised Proxy form which you have completed.

Contact Details

Telephone: 01752 588588

General Enquiries and Book Collection Service libraryandITenquiries@plymouth.ac.uk

One-to-one appointments informationspecialists@plymouth.ac.uk

Postal Loans and Copy service collectionservices@plymouth.ac.uk



Modified 04/07/2019