Accessibility and Enhanced Library Support

An enhanced service for disabled students and students with a learning difficulty or long-term health condition.

We offer a range of support to ensure that our facilities and services are accessible to disabled students and those with a Specific Learning Difference for example dyslexia, dyspraxia or ADHD.

We provide help and advice on how to use our services and work closely with Disability Support Services where specific adjustments are needed.

Postal loans service

A postal loans service is currently available for students who are eligible for Enhanced Library Support.

Request a postal loan

Loans and reservations

  • All books are issued for one week
  • Books on loan automatically renew unless someone else wants them. If that happens, we'll let you know and you will have a week to bring your book back. So, unless we tell you, you won't have to do anything, just keep the book until you no longer need it.   
  • If you have declared a disability, your reserved books will be held for collection from the self-service reservation shelves for seven days. 
  • We offer an alternative formats service which produces accessible materials for disabled students who cannot access standard text.
  • Find out more about borrowing from our libraries

Enhanced Library Support

The Library offers an enhanced service for disabled students. This includes:

  • Assistive Technology Rooms (ATRs)
  • Accessible study spaces
  • Click and Collect
  • Support with using the library - searching the catalogue, finding books, scanning etc

The process

Disability Support Services will refer you to the Library and confirm that you will benefit from any of the listed services. 

Your library record will be updated to indicate that you are eligible for enhanced support, and you can then use the services. 

Students with existing Access Cards will still be able to use them, but they are no longer being issued. Anyone who holds an Access card is entitled to the same support as someone with a flag on the system.

Students with an Access Card can ask library staff to input a flag on their library record so that they no longer need to use the card.


 Assistive Technology Rooms

Assistive technology rooms are bookable spaces within our libraries that provide access to assistive technology and hardware to support your studies.

For information about the Assistive Technology rooms (ATRs), including what's available and where they are, please visit the ATR webpage.

To book the Assistive Technology Rooms: 

If contacting us by email or phone please let us know: 

  • which library you wish to use
  • the date(s) and time(s) you need the room
  • the duration required (up to three hours)
  • your Library Card number

Please note, you may only hold a maximum of four bookings of three hours at any one time. 




Study spaces

Study rooms are available in Hallward Library and George Green Library.

To book these rooms please email or call 0115 95 16393 and let us know:

  • which library you wish to use
  • the date and time you'd prefer
  • your Library Card number
  • any special requirements you may have

You will then receive an email confirming the time slot and space you have been allocated.

Adjustable height study spaces are also available through Click and Study.


Click and Collect

You can use our Click and Collect service to request books online for collection in the library.

We will email you to let you know that the items are ready for collection.

The books will be held for seven days and returned if not collected within this timescale.

A new postal loans service is available for eligible students.


Support with using the library

Contact Library Staff for support with accessing our library resources and services:

Our libraries are re-opening in phases. We are looking at providing more 1:1 support soon.

More library support




University of Nottingham Libraries

King's Meadow Campus
Lenton Lane
Nottingham, NG7 2NR

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