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Using The Library

Services for Users with Disabilities

The Library has a range of additional services, equipment and support available for users with reasonable adjustments.

​If you have a Summary of Adjustments (S​oA), your Library Record will alert staff that you are eligible for additional services by displaying "Reasonable Adjustments".

If you don't have a SoA, contact the team via email at You can also view Disability Services webpages for further information.

For more help please contact: 

Accessibility Services include:

  • Nominated helpers may borrow materials on your behalf if you cannot come to the Library.​
  • Individual or small group introductions to the Library by appointment.​
  • Individual help with searching.
  • Printing onto coloured paper. If you have a Summary of Adjustments (SoA) please speak to a member of staff on the Library Welcome Desk. ​
  • Disabled Student's Eq​​uipment Loan Service​​​. This includes laptops, digital voice recorders and mobile induction loops. This service is available from AV Resources who are based on the first floor in the Library. For more information see the AV Resources webpages on Moodle.
  • Click and Collect service (book retrieval service) if you cannot access the Library shelves.

Equipment & Software for Accessibility

Equipment and software available in the Library

  • You can use any of the printers for scanning. The scanned documents are searchable PDFs as default​.
  • 2 Adjustable desks are located on our silent 3rd floor (near AV collection)
  • 2 Adjustable desks are located on our quiet 1st floor (outside room 1.28)
  • 4 a​djustable​ desks are located in the Postgraduate Room 1.22.
  • Additional a​djustable​ computer tables are in rooms 1.23 and 2.27. These can be booked on our room booking page
  • Induction Loops are currently located at the Welcome Desk.
  • Low level Library catalogue desks are situated on all the Library floors next to Quick Access PCs.

Digitisation Service for Disabled Students (DSDS)

​Digitisation Service for Disabled Students (DSDS) 

​This service provides teaching and learning materials in an accessible format to students who are visually impaired or those who cannot physically manipulate a book.

In order to place requests:
  1.       Students need to be referred by Disability Services to the DSDS.
  2.       Digitisation requests will be requested by your Module Convenor to the Library, supported by the Departmental Disability Co-ordinator.
  3. You will be asked your preferred electronic format e.g. Searchable (OCR), PDF, Word, .txt.


Access Guides

The University of Roehampton are working with AccessAble to provide detailed Access Guides to the buildings, services, accommodation and rooms accross the four different colleges. 

Please see the Access Guide for the Library