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Disability Support

Disability Support

The University Library is committed to providing equality of access to services and facilities, and to the development of an inclusive environment for all users and staff.

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Services and facilities

Accessible study rooms

For information on accessible study rooms available across all libraries see study rooms and study spaces.

Extended loan periods and book retrieval service

Height adjustable desks

Available in all our libraries.

  • Map of height adjustabe desks in the Philip Robinson Library (PDF) - coming soon
  • Map of height adjustable desks in the Marjorie Robinson Library Rooms (PDF) - coming soon

University computer clusters

All Computer Clusters offer a number of software applications to support students with dyslexia and disabilities. IT Service Specialist Software webpages give further details on the software provided.

Height adjustable desks with a PC are identified by a green Easy Access Workstations screensaver. For a full description of the services offered by the University, please go to IT Service Accessibility and Disability webpages.

Hardware Loans scheme

Readers can request equipment from the Hardware Loans Scheme, which is run by the NUIT Service and is available for collection from the Philip Robinson Library. A wide variety of equipment is available including:

  • digital recorders
  • magnifiers
  • portable CCTVs
  • specialists keyboards and mice
  • bookrests

Items are issued from the Service Desk on Level 2 during staffed hours. See the Visiting the Library.

Please check the Hardware Loans Scheme website to see if you can request the item yourself, or need to be referred by Student Wellbeing Services.

Access to and within the Library

The Visiting the Library pages provide useful information about each Library and contact details.

Fire and emergency evacuation procedures

Philip Robinson Library

If you have mobility problems or impaired hearing please inform the Library Attendants at the Reception Desk when entering and leaving the library, so that in the event of an emergency we can alert the Fire Brigade to your presence.

Disabled refuges are situated in staircases C (Levels 3 and 4) and E (Levels 2, 3 and 4). Emergency call points are installed to enable you to contact the Library Attendants, and the double doors give half an hour protection from fire. We have an EVAC chair on Level 3 and 4, which can be used to evacuate you during an emergency.

Users requiring a personal evacuation plan should contact Joan Hulme.

Walton Library

In the event of an emergency evacuation, please make your way to a landing outside a fire exit where an EVAC chair is available and staff will come to assist you.

Users requiring a Personal Disability Plan should contact Edna Latham.

Law Library

It would be helpful if users with mobility problems or impaired hearing could advise Library Staff at the Issue Desk when entering and leaving the Library, so that we can alert the Fire Brigade in the event of an emergency.

Users with mobility problems should leave the building via the six available Fire Exits and await assistance.

Users requiring a personal evacuation plan should contact Joan Hulme.

Marjorie Robinson Library Rooms

Disabled refuges are situated in all staircases on the first and second floors. Emergency call points are installed at each point to enable you to contact security. There are EVAC chairs at all disabled refuges on the second floor.

If you have any mobility problems or impaired hearing, it would be helpful if you would please inform staff at the Reception desk when entering and leaving the building.

Users requiring a personal evacuation plan should contact Joan Hulme.

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