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Disability support

Information about the facilities available within Library Services for those with additional needs.

Access to library buildings

All sites have reserved parking for disabled staff and students.

All Saints Library has adapted toilets, and there is lift access to all Library floors.

Access for personal/support assistants, helpers and carers

You are welcome to bring a support assistant with you when you visit the Library. Your support assistant must attend with you and sign in at the help desk when you both arrive. Some agency support workers have their own ID card which they should bring with them. If you wish to bring someone else to support you, eg a family member, then they can also sign in with you.

You may authorise someone to borrow library items on your behalf.

They should bring your University ID card along with a letter/email of authorisation from you, if it is an irregular occurrence. 

Alternatively, you may nominate a support worker to collect items on your behalf by applying for a support worker authorisation card.

For nominated support workers, the support worker must bring with them them:

  • their authorisation card, which will have been issued to them by the Library.
  • the student's MMU ID Card to whom they are acting on behalf - this will enable them to borrow books on the students library account.

We do not offer library reference access or borrowing for support assistants – we allow access only to directly support disabled students.