All of the four learning resources centres (LRCs) are accessible to students with disabilities. Each LRC has the following:
There are a variety of additional support options designed to improve access to services and facilities for students with disabilities. These include extensions to loan periods, book fetching, one-to-one help with databases etc.
In order to benefit from these services you need to be assessed by the disability advisers, please contact them at firstname.lastname@example.org where an adviser will discuss your individual requirements. Potential services include:
You may be entitled to use equipment in the Access Technology Rooms (ATRs) in the LRCs. The ATRs have the following:
Some students are entitled to use the equipment if it is free and other students have priority booking rights for the machines enabling booking in advance for a particular piece of equipment.
You may have been advised of the need for a personal evacuation plan. If you have one of these you should follow those guidelines. If you do not have a personal evacuation plan and feel that you need one (for example if you have a mobility difficulty or a hearing impairment) you should contact our disability advisers who will be able to advise you.
The general guidelines are that you are advised to inform the library staff on arrival if you have mobility difficulties or impaired hearing so in case of an emergency evacuation, we are aware that you are in the building. If you are hearing impaired, you are advised not to work alone on remote floors (at Penrhyn Road and Kingston Hill), as the emergency alarm system works only on an audible principle at the present time.
Lifts must not be used during an emergency or fire drill. People unable to negotiate the stairs should make their way to designated refuge areas, typically located in stairwells. You should use a mobile phone to make contact with security staff on number 07831 136 082, giving details of your position.