Leeds University Library

Services and resources for disabled customers

Additional borrowing facilities (eg longer loans)

Please contact the University's Disabled Students Assessment and Support service, who will liaise with the Library for you.

Transportation of items between libraries

With 48 hours' notice we can transport almost any item to one of our libraries. Make a request.

Proxy borrowing

You can request proxy borrowing on your account. This allows a personal assistant, friend or colleague to reserve, return or collect items for you whenever the Library is open. The proxy does not have to be a member of the University of Leeds. All items will be issued to your account and you will be responsible for them. If you wish to use proxy borrowing please contact us.

Alternative formats

Contact the transcription service if you would like any book or journal article in alternative format, eg e-book. Please provide full details and tell them if the Library has a copy in print.

For Library publications in alternative format, contact us.

Selected Library guides and information sheets are available online in alternative formats (16 point font Adobe PDF files or plain text), and from the Library enquiry desks in Braille, audio or printed format (white, yellow or lavender paper). You can choose the audio format you prefer from CD, MP3, podcast or tape.

Library training sessions and training material

If you have any specific support requirements or would like handout material provided in an alternative format, please contact us or the member of Library staff running the session.

Induction and tours

Each year we participate in the early induction programme for new students. We also carry out Library tours for groups and individual disabled customers on request throughout the year. Contact us to arrange a tour.

Study rooms

Rooms 13.25 and 13.28 in the Edward Boyle Library are available for individual quiet study or 1:1 meetings. During staffed hours please ask for the key at the enquiry desk. As the rooms are very well used you may want to pre-book a time. To book and obtain the keys in self service hours please ask at the Reception desk.

For additional rooms with IT provision see Assistive technology.