The library provides a wide range of support and tries wherever possible to be responsive to your needs.

Click Accessibility now to modify your computer

If you require additional support please email Lise Szwannthe Special Needs Librarian Tel: 0208 938 2306    You can also speak to any member of library staff or email the library   All information will be treated in the strictest confidence.

  • One-to-one follow-up library induction session (by pre-arrangement only – please contact the library to make a booking)
  • One-to-one follow-up literature search and database training (by pre-arrangement only – please contact the library to make a booking)
  • Assistance from friendly staff
  • Cheaper photocopying (please ensure you retain your receipts if you wish to claim money back from your local authority)
  • Copying/printing on coloured paper for dyslexic/visually impaired users
  • Accessible workstations for wheelchair users.
  • Extended loan periods
  • Flexible reading lamps
  • Special reservation service – most items can be reserved via the online catalogue, however if you require additional assistance, please contact us at least 2 working days in advance with details of the items  you require and we will put them aside for you.
  • Microsoft accessibility wizard on all library computers offering the following adjustments:

magnification
narrator (sound) for visually-impaired people
non-mouse user facility
flexible screen contrasts

for more information please ask at the issue desk.

  • Readings in Braille or other alternative formats ( by pre-arrangement only – please contact the library at least one month in advance)
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