Many of our library sites are physically accessible by disabled users. Where we have identified access issues we are undertaking works to ensure access is being progressively improved wherever possible.
The University’s policy on physical access can be found on the Estates and Buildings website.
The University is in the process of compiling information on the accessibility of all its buildings. The information recorded includes access arrangements, disabled parking, accessible toilet facilities . A list of the reports complied so far can be found at:
Further information on the accessibility of individual site libraries is detailed below
Where sites are currently not wheelchair accessible, library staff will be more than willing to arrange alternative provision such as sending books to an alternative accessible location and/or to assist you as necessary.
All our library helpdesks have induction loops installed.
For information on the access of each library please follow the link below to get specfic information for each site.
The Main Library is currently being redeveloped and is due for completion in 2013.
At this point the building will be fully accessible, with accessible toilets on every floor with left and right transfer.
The latest information on the Main Library Redevelopment Project is available from their web pages.
All university buildings will have an evacuation plan for emergency situations such as fire. These plans include specific instructions on the evacuation of disabled people.
Notices are in posted in the libraries advising disabled users how to evacuate the building.
If you require assistance to evacuate the building in an emergency, please contact the service desk for more information on the individual libraries procedures, and to make any special arrangements.
If you are a student or member of staff who requires assistance to evacuate the building in an emergency then you should contact the Disability Office in order to get a Personal Escape and Evacuation Plan (PEEP) in place.
More information about fire evacuation policy and procedures can be found on the Fire Safety Unit website.
For more information please contact the Disability Information Officer.
To request this document in an alternative format, such as large print or on coloured paper, please contact Viki Galt, the Disability Information Officer.
This article was published on May 21, 2013