Services for users with disabilities

HSMC Library

The library is located on the ground floor at Park House.  The building is accessible to wheelchair users though you may experience difficulties in some areas.  However, we are available to assist you in any way we can.

There is one parking space available for users with a disabled parking permit adjacent to the main entrance.

For security reasons access to Park House is via swipe cards or an intercom system.  If this is inconvenient then please ring doorbell number three and we will assist you.

If you have any difficulties accessing the building or if you would like to be met at the Main Entrance then please contact Rachel Posaner the library manager.

If you need assistance on leaving the building we can guide you to the exit.


The loan period for users with disabilities is five weeks rather than three. 


Toilet facilites for mobility impaired users are provided on the ground floor. 

Book Fetching Service

If it is difficult for you to use the library’s catalogue, or if finding materials on the shelf proves to be a problem, please ask us as we are happy to assist you.

If you know in advance what material you would like to see we can arrange to have it ready when you arrive, contact Rachel Posaner to arrange this. 

We also offer a free postal loan service if you are unable to attend the library in person. 

IT facilities

There is a designated pc for disabled use in our computer room.  Resources at Park House for disabled users includes one PC at an adjustable desk for disabled access and screen reading facilities.

Please ask us if you need help using the photocopier. 

Disability and Learning Support Service provided by the UoB

What we offer

Disabled Students Allowances (DSA)

Provision of non-medical helpers

Equipment loan pool

Assistive technology

Disclosing a disability

Alternative exam arrangements

Useful forms

How to find us

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