We are committed to providing equality of opportunity for all users of our services and facilities. We do this by providing appropriate facilities, including assistive software and equipment, as well as assistance with using the Library and accessing its resources.
This guide provides an overview of services the Library offers in support of students and staff with disabilities. More detailed guides to our services are available on the following page: http://www.bath.ac.uk/library/help/guides.html. We can provide any Library guide on coloured paper, on request. This guide is also available in PDF document format for download below.
Your Subject Librarian will be happy to meet with you for a one-to-one introduction to the Library and a confidential conversation about the library support that you require.
You can find contact details for the Subject Librarian for your Department on the following pages: http://www.bath.ac.uk/library/services/contact/subject.html.
For advice on support available for students with disabilities, please contact the University’s Disability Service, email: email@example.com or call 01225 385538.
Call Security Control: 666 from University phones or 01225 383999 from a mobile. All three stairwells have refuge areas on Levels 2 to 5, with call points to Security.
University Reception on Level 2 is staffed 24 hours a day by members of the Security Service, all of whom are qualified first aiders.
If the fire alarm sounds, do not use the lifts, but leave the building by the nearest fire exit, or wait in one of the stairwell refuge points and use the wall-mounted call point to contact Security.
If the invacuation siren sounds, stay inside the building, away from windows and doors and close to a networked computer if possible. Follow advice provided by Security or Library staff, or the networked computers.
If you find it difficult to view the Library’s print or electronic resources, ask your Subject Librarian about alternative formats which can be provided.
If you have difficulty reaching books or journals on the shelves, Library staff will be happy to fetch these and put them aside for you to collect.
If you are a University of Bath student with a support worker we can arrange for them to borrow books on your behalf. If your support worker does not have their own Library card, staff at the Issue Desk will provide them with an access-only card.
For enquiries about borrowing books, please email firstname.lastname@example.org or call 01225 385000.
There are networked computers on all floors of the Library and the entire building is wireless-enabled. Students and Staff with specific needs or injuries may also be able to borrow software and equipment such as a laptop, audio recorder or visualiser, for short or longer term loan.
Students and Staff don't need to disclose disability to the University to qualify for Assistive Technology Support. All computers and laptops have a range of assistive software installed, including speech-to-text, mind mapping and screen-reading utilities.
You can request advice and support with assistive technology from Luiza Bell or Will Trimble, http://go.bath.ac.uk/assistive-technology-portal.
Further information is available at: https://www.bath.ac.uk/professional-services/assistive-technology/.
There is a dedicated study room at the back of Level 2 containing:
Students can request access to this room by contacting the University’s Disability Service, email: email@example.com or call 01225 385538.