Answered By: Cambridge University Libraries Accessibility Service Last Updated: Mar 28, 2022 Views: 77
Cambridge University Libraries are committed to making our services more accessible for everyone, including disabled students. Read more in the Cambridge Libraries: accessibility & disability LibGuide.
Here are some of the ways in which Cambridge libraries can support disabled students:
- Alternate formats of reading list and research materials
- One-to-one library tours
- A proxy borrowing service (name someone to borrow books on your behalf)
- Click and Collect services in the main UL and some other libraries
- Scan and Deliver (request scans of one chapter/5% of a book or one journal article per issue). NB For scans of whole books, please contact the Libraries Accessibility Service.
- Increased borrowing limits in some libraries
- Most loans renew automatically for all students. You only need to return books if another library user recalls them. (There are exceptions so check with the libraries you use).
- Assistive technology in the main UL
- A variety of different study spaces, including a bookable, quiet study room in the main UL
- Adjustable-height desks in some libraries
- Study aids such as writing slopes, coloured overlays etc. in some libraries
- Wellbeing book collections in some libraries, and a Wellbeing ebooks collection available online for all students and staff.
Some support, such as alternate formats, requires a referral from the Disability Resource Centre*. Other services are available to anyone who needs them.
Support varies from library to library, so please check what is available with individual libraries.
We are happy to meet or correspond with students to explore other ways the libraries can support you. Please email the Libraries Accessibility Service if you think this could be helpful.
*You can talk to the Disability Resource Centre at any time during your course if you think that you would benefit from alternate formats of library resources.