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Accessibility support from the Library

Support from the Library

This guide sets out the accessibility support that the Library provides to students both on and off campus. This covers visiting our Libraries and accessing our electronic resources.

There are also links to other support within the University and guidance on some free tools that you may find helpful. 

Support from Subject Librarians

There are Librarians for each subject area who can help you find the best resources from our collections for your studies, and help you correctly reference the resources you use within your assignments. You can make an appointment with your Librarian using our online booking system or email us at

Accessing the Library

All our Libraries are fully accessible to you whatever your needs. More information on how to access each of the libraries is available on the University website.

In collaboration with Staffordshire University’s Student Enabling Centre, the Library has produced an Accessible Guide to the Thompson Library. The guide has been written for anyone who may feel daunted or anxious about coming into the library. It also highlights aspects of the buildings that may be challenging for students on the autistic spectrum.

As well as print books and journals we have very extensive electronic resources that can be accessed on and off campus and which you can normally adjust to make them more accessible to your needs - such as changing font size, colour or have the text read aloud.  See the page on Accessing Library Resources for more details.