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Accessibility and our library

Library accessibility for you

We are constantly trying to improve, so if there is something we can help you with, or for information on step-free access, then please get in touch. All our libraries have accessible toilets.

Find books, journals and articles

Use these instructions for screen reader users for our Library Search tool.  It can be found in the middle of our Library web page. This tool helps you to find books, journal articles and e-resources.


Most of our eBooks are supplied by Proquest Ebook Central.  You will find them using Library Search. To change the accessibility settings within Ebook Central:

Create your own profile including options to:

  • Enable Accessibility Mode
  • Use OpenDyslexic typeface

 PDF documents

Some information resources are provided as PDF documents. This guide from City University Library explains how to use accessibility features within Adobe Acrobat Reader including changing background colour and text.

All our libraries have the following assistive equipment:

  • Hand held magnifiers
  • Magnifying sheets
  • Large print keyboard
  • Headphones
  • Reading pens (which can scan entire lines of text and allow selected words to be viewed in large type)

Our services include:

  • Postal loans
  • Training sessions delivered by Zoom or in our libraries

This is free assistive software to help learners with literacy difficulties including dyslexia. It only works on Windows. Free to download, it can be used from a USB stick or from your desktop. 

Peer support services

Join our Peer support service for members with lived experience of disability and/or neurodiversity. You may find our neurodiversity reading list useful.

Assistance dogs welcomed at all our libraries and events

Assistance dogs

Accessibility and the RCN

Visit the Royal College of Nursing's page on Accessibility and to read the accessibility statement.