Accessibility

We aim to make it as easy as possible for you to access our libraries.

Our Royal Derby site Library is located on Level 2 of the Education Centre, close to the Medical School. A link corridor leads into the Education Centre from Level 2 of the main hospital buildings, where there is lift access. External access is suitable for wheelchairs. Please ring the doorbell if you need assistance to open the library doors. 

There are also wheelchair accessible toilet facilities.

At the Burton site, currently the library is on the first floor of the former School of Nursing/ Faculty of Health and Wellbeing, on the Outwoods site of Queen's Hospital. There are only stairs access currently but the library will shortly be moving to a ground floor site in January.

Assistance dogs are also welcome.

Getting to know the Library

The library staff are happy to provide a one-to-one Library induction for readers and also give advice and guidance on Library resources. 
If you have difficulty with locating books, such as mobility issues or problems reading the classmarks, our staff will happily locate items for you. We will also undertake any photocopying for you, simply ask a member of the Library staff.

Most of the library collection can be renewed over the phone or online via the online library system. If you are having difficulty returning your items to us, please let us know.

Equipment and Resources

If you have a visual impairment, magnifying screens and glasses are available to assist you when working in the Library at the Derby site. If you are having any problems reading text on screen, whether on a PC or tablet, advice can be found on AbilityNet here.

Please let us know if you require any of our written materials in electronic form or in larger print we can send them to you. You can contact us to request information, and also to leave us feedback and suggestions. You can also contact us or speak to a member of staff in person, if you wish to discuss in confidence any special requirements that you may have.

Students

Most institutions provide extra assistance where a student has a special educational need or extra requirements to their learning. Although we are not an academic library, we will strive to work with our student members who need extra assistance, to provide the best experience when using our library.

For University of Nottingham students at Derby, there are assistive software packages on the networked computers located within the library. More information on what is installed, and what other help is available can be found here.