Library support for disabled students

The Library works with Student Services in order to offer additional support and services for you.

You can find out more information about the support offered by the Disability Team on their website.

Email or to discuss the below arrangements or facilities.

Getting books and material

Where possible, the Library can adapt services in order to make accessing them easier. Some options include:

  • Delivering Library items to your Halls of Residence.
  • Posting out material to you (where possible and only to addresses in the United Kingdom. There may be a charge of £6.70 to cover postage costs).
  • Organising for a friend or nominated person to borrow items for you.
  • Leave books or other material ready for you to collect.
  • Extended borrowing is available, this is arranged through Student Services.

Library buildings

Please check the Library spaces page for more information about library buildings, and current opening times. 

  • The Main Library, St Mary's College Library West Room and the JF Allen Library have wheelchair access. There is limited access to Martyrs Kirk Research Library (the Thomson Reading Room in the Kirk is open only to postgraduate students and staff).
  • The King James Library does not have wheelchair access.
  • In the Main Library and JF Allen a lift is available. You need your ID card to use the lift and Student Services can organise this for you.
  • In the Main Library, our Service Desk is fitted with an induction loop.
  • An assistive technology room is located in the Main Library. Contact Student Services if you'd like to use this.
  • Accessible toilets are available on all floors in the Main Library.
  • Height-adjustable desks are available in the Main Library.

Library accessibility statements

Library specific accessibility statements can viewed via the Accessibility page.

Create documents in accessible alternative formats

View the tools available to support the creation of alternative document formats as well as training and support.