Answered By: Claire Sewell
Last Updated: Aug 17, 2019     Views: 82

What assistance is available?

At Cambridge we are committed to helping disabled users to overcome the barriers in our libraries with services such as book fetching, extended loan periods and assistive technology.

To find out how accessible your library is in advance of a visit, check its website via the Libraries Directory. You should also be able to find out about any extra assistance available, or get contact details for your library’s Disability Liaison Officer.

There is also a useful access guide to the University Library and its affiliates on the Disability Resource Centre’s website. It tells you about things like access to book stacks, toilets and refreshment areas and describes extra assistance on offer.

How to get assistance

Contact the Disability Resource Centre at any time during your course or employment at the University to discuss your requirements. The DRC will then contact Liaison Officers in libraries on your behalf to set up appropriate services.

You are also welcome to contact your library’s Disability Liaison Officer direct to discuss your needs in confidence and any assistance available.