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Using The Library

Services for Users with Disabilities

Accessibility Services

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

If you don't have a Summary of Adjustments (SoA), contact the team via email at You can also view Disability and Dyslexia Services webpages for further information.

For more help please contact: 

Support includes:

  • Nominated helpers may borrow materials on your behalf if you cannot come to the Library.​
  • Individual introductions to the Library by appointment.​
  • Printing onto coloured paper. If you have a 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 in the Sir David Bell Centre. For more information see the AV Resources webpages on Moodle.

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 rooms 1.23 and 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.

Students: Digitisation Service for Disabled Students (DSDS)

Students with a SoA who are eligible for the Digitisation Service for Disabled Students (DSDS)

This service provided by the Library 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. You need to be referred by Disability Services to the DSDS.
  2. The Library and your Departmental Disability Co-ordinator will work with your Module Convenors to ensure you have access to resources in your preferred digital format.
  3. You will be asked your preferred electronic format e.g. Searchable (OCR), PDF, Word, .txt.

We aim to provide 100% of Essential resources in a digital format for all students as standard. Our eBook providers are working to comply or fully meet with Accessibility Standard regulations. Full details for individual platforms can be found on our Third Party Accessibility Statements webpage.  


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