Services for users with disabilities
- The main entrance to the Library has automatic doors, as does Computer Suite 1, one of our 24 hour computer suites.
- All five floors can be accessed by lifts.
- There are disabled parking spaces immediately outside.
- There are accessible toilets for disabled users on the ground floor.
- Emergency alarms are fitted with flashing lights and audible alarms.
- There are refuge points in the two fireproof stairways at each end of the building with trained security staff on hand.
Can I get some help with Library services as a disabled user?
Students with disabilities may be entitled to take advantage of additional services that are available in the Library. However you MUST first discuss your needs with Disability Services.
Disability Services can be contacted on 020 8392 3403 or by email email@example.com
What additional services do the Library offer to users with disabilities?
Students that have special requirements enabled on their Library account are entitled to the following services:
- Priority booking of Study Rooms in the Library. There are 2 study rooms on the second floor which are equipped with workstation/s, a flatbed scanner and standalone speaking scanner.
- Extension of 1 week loans to 2 weeks for the first loan period. Thereafter renewable for 1 week periods.
- Nominated helpers may borrow materials if you cannot come to the Library.
- If standing is difficult you need not queue at Enquiry Central - the Pink Desk.
- Use of the staff lift if the public one is out-of-order.
- Book retrieval via the Search and Collect service
- Induction Loops are located at Enquiry Central, the Welcome Desk, IT Helpdesk, and the Media Counter.
- Our digitisation service helps those with visual impairment or reading difficulties (subject to copyright restrictions).
- Individual or small group introductions to the Library by appointment.
- Individual help with searching by appointment.
What is a Library Assistance card?
The Library Assistance card enables students to let staff know that they have special requirements without having to explain their needs or disability. The card is a distinctive yellow colour and is stamped on the back with the Roehampton logo and dated and signed by the issuer.
The scheme is entirely voluntary – disabled students can obtain this card from Enquiry Central - the Pink Desk or from Disability Services.
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