Services for Users with Disabilities
All students with a disability may request a blue card from Access Solent. This card may be used to obtain extra assistance at all Library desks.
Accessible Texts and Scanning
The library has access to large collections of e-books and journals and publishers have been working to ensure these resources are fully accessible. Subject to copyright law, many books and journal articles can be scanned so that they can be accessed via screen reading software by students with a visual impairment. The library has a leaflet explaining this:
Copyright and Visual Impaired
A useful service from TechDis provides information on how to source electronic formats of textbooks including details on contacting publishers: Publishers Lookup
Scanning facilities are on Floor 2A in the library as well as in the Learning Resource Centres. A scan to email facility is also now available in the library. Please ask at the IT/ copy desk for help with using the scanners.
Arrangements can also be made for enlarged photocopies to be provided for a small charge.
Loans and photocopying services
An accessible self issue machine is available in the library foyer and is situated close to the entrance doors to the law library. The machine is on an adjustable height table. In case of any difficulty please seek help from library staff at the Information Point.
All students who have a blue card can use a Proxy Loan Authorisation Form to designate another person as a borrower on their behalf. The completed form should be handed or sent to a Loans Supervisor.
Download the Proxy Loan Authorisation Form
Blue card users may also request the following additional Library Services:
Up to four items for loan may be requested and collected from the Mountbatten Information Point. If an item is not immediately available for loan, a reservation will be placed on the loan copy
Up to four separate photocopies of journal articles or chapters from books may be requested and collected from the Mountbatten Information Point. Payment for photocopies will need to be made through one of the print / copy credit kiosks (the nearest is on Floor 2 of the library). Arrangements can also be made for enlarged photocopies to be provided for a small charge.
Please note that 24 hours notice is required to ensure availability of items for collection. All requests must contain full details and comply with copyright regulations. Subject requests can also be made but may take longer than 24 hours. An e-mail will be sent to you when items are ready for collection.
The completed photocopy form should be handed or sent to a Loans Supervisor. Alternatively, email details to the Loans Supervisors at firstname.lastname@example.org.
For further information on services and help available with using the library please follow the links shown on the left hand side of this page.