Library Support for Disabled Users

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

For more information visit our Disability Support library guide.

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 online appointment with your Information Specialist (subject librarian). Email 

For more information check our Tech for Learning library guide.

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

Windows 7
Windows 10
Windows 10 Mobile

Library Services during Coronavirus 

The Library building, including the 24/7 learning space, is now closed until further notice. Our services and support are online.

Our Postal loan, book collection and scanning services are currently unavailable.

Please see our FAQs Library Guide for more information, help and support.


Postal loans

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

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

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. Please check our opening times before collecting your books.

Scanning 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

01752 588588