Coming to the Library
• There are 3 restricted parking bays on the south side of the Library
• There is a further restricted bay located at the side of the Library (opposite the Teaching Block)
• Level 0 – Main Library Entrance (west, old building) ramped access and self-opening doors
• Level 0 – Learning Centre foyer (south) level entrance and self-opening doors
• Level 0 – Learning Centre foyer (north) access from AC/AB (level 3) and via a ramp from the Lecture Block
There are 3 lifts in the building:
• Lift from the west entrance: access to all 5 floors
• Lift in Learning Centre foyer to first floor entrance to the Learning Centre and 3rd Floor Languages Department
• Lift from first floor within the Learning Centre to access levels 2, 4 and 5.
Levels 2 and 4 are split level and there is further access via a platform lift.
Emergency Egress - each stairwell is a refuge for wheelchair users or people with mobility difficulties, in an emergency please wait in these areas for assistance.
• Levels 0, 1 and 2
DisabledGo access guides
For accessibility information please view the DisabledGo Library (Block LLC) access guide
The ALS team can offer assistance to students with difficulties including:
• Asperger Syndrome / Autism
• Medical conditions that have a long term effect e.g. M.E., Crohn’s Disease or epilepsy
• Mental health difficulties e.g. long term depression and anxiety
• Mobility difficulties including RSI
• Sensory impairments
• Specific Learning Difficulties e.g. dyslexia or dyspraxia, ADD
You may be entitled to extended library borrowing rights and services.
Please contact ALS to arrange an interview with a Disability Advisor (Mon to Fri 9am-5pm)
or telephone: 01483 689609 (#9 9609 from the residences)
Visit us on Level 1 of the Library between 08:30-16:00.
Assistive Technology Centre
The Assistive Technology Centre (ATC) is based on Level 1 of the Library.
ALS students will be given swipe card access to enter this room. The ATC has computers with printing and scanning facilities. The specialist software on the computers includes:
• Texthelp Read and Write: reads texts on the computer aloud, helps particularly with proofreading
•Mind Genius 2018: mind-mapping programmes to help organise information in a visual way
• Dragon Naturally Speaking: will turn speech into text
• SPSS: used for statistical analysis
• JAWS: reads text aloud and enables easy navigation around documents
• Braille Embosser: turns text into Braille.
• DAISY: reads text aloud and enables easy navigation around documents. It also has a recording facility.
• GINGER: checks spelling and grammar
• MATLAB: for solving technical computing problems (algorithm development, data analysis and numerical computation)
There are lockers in the ATC for students with mobility difficulties.