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Library Services

If you require the information on this page in a different format, or want to find out more about how we can help with your specific needs, please contact us.

The USW library service aims to provide the widest possible access to learning and teaching resources and to remove any barriers resulting from disability or additional learning needs. These web pages provide a gateway to information about the services and facilities we provide to maximise accessibility.

Borrowing library resources
You will need your student ID card to borrow resources in the Library.

Books, DVDs and CDs
For students registered with University Disability Services borrowing rights are the same. Library books and other materials will auto-renew unless they have been requested by another library user. 

Proxy Borrowing
Those who have difficulties in accessing the material may arrange for a proxy borrower who can borrow books on their behalf. 

Accessing materials
Fetching service - If you need help getting books from the shelves, assistance can be provided by roaming Library Assistants or ask at the desk.

Postal loans
The postal loans service is for all students who are registered with the Disability Service. You are able to request a range of resources via post.

Accessible PCs and software

Within all USW libraries we include computers with specialised software and workspaces that are height adjustable desks.

All library computers have Inspiration (mind-mapping) and TextHELP (Read & Write) software.

Identified computers have Supernova (screen-reader) software.

For the locations of these computers and height adjustable desks see our floorplans.

Study Spaces
There are are range of study spaces to suit all student needs including, quiet, silent and group study.

Digital audio recorders and laptops
These media resources may be borrowed for up to one week and then must be returned to the library to be renewed/returned. They must be renewed/returned at the library from which they were borrowed.

Guide for deaf awareness
The library has created a guide to resources and information on deaf related issues including British Sign Language.