Library Support

There is an Information Librarian especially assigned to each subject area who can help you find what you are looking for and give advice on related resources; this is very useful if the exact book or journal article you want is not available. 

All staff in the library can help you find resources, collect books for you if you find the library unpleasant. They can help with the photocopier, automated services for taking books out and returning them, or booking study rooms.

More information about the support you can get from the library is on the library home page.

The Disabled Students Allowance can be used to pay someone to help you access the library and its services.  There can be about an hour a week allowed for librarysupport.

The AAC, with your permission, lets the library staff know about students with disabilities.   This means that you might be able to keep books for longer than usual.  It also means that if you get stressed the staff will recognise this and help you in the right way.

If you do not like, or get on with, the people supporting you, ask for a change of personnel.  This does not mean you can dismiss people because you do not like the advice they give (it might be something you are doing/not doing and you are wrong).  

It does mean that if meeting them is unpleasant and/or they are not giving the help you need in the way that works for you, then they might not be the right person for you.  In this case, the change is reasonable although there may be a delay in finding another person to work with you.


Contact Us

+44 (0)116 252 5002

or visit us on the ground floor of the Library

The AccessAbility Centre is open 9.00am to 5.00pm, Monday to Friday, during both terms and vacations. Contact us if you would like to speak with someone outside of these hours.


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The University of Leicester is committed to equal access to our facilities. DisabledGo has a detailed accessibility guide for the David Wilson Library.