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.

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

We have several designated Accessible Student Study rooms with assistive technology provision and adjustable furniture:

  • Laidlaw Library rooms 1 (on the 2nd floor) and 2 (on the 3rd floor).
    These rooms are booked online.
  • Edward Boyle Library rooms 1, 2, 3 (on Level 9) and 4 (on Level 10). 
    These rooms are booked online.
  • Brotherton Library room B16 (on floor Main 2).
    There is an ergonomic keyboard and mouse with a computer connected to a scanner in this room.
    You can book this room in advance at the Brotherton Library enquiry desk or by calling 0113 34 35514. You will also need to collect the key from the enquiry desk during core hours. To book and obtain the key in self service hours please ask at the reception desk or call 0113 34 3 5516.

For additional rooms with IT provision see Assistive technology.