Services for users with additional requirements

Access to buildings

Marjon Library is accessible to all users.

  • There are automatic entry doors and the two lifts provide access to the first and second floors.
  • There is also a lift allowing access to the Teaching Practice area, IT suite and Group Work Rooms. However this is a two person operated lift, please ask at the Library counter if you require assistance.

Emergency Procedures

In the event of an emergency an alarm will sound. Please vacate the Library by the emergency exits located in the towers unless you are a wheelchair user.
In this case:

  • DO ask someone to inform Library staff of your presence in the building.
  • DO escape to one or other of the wheelchair refuges in the two towers, or follow the exit signs via the silent study room, and await rescue.
  • DO NOT use the lifts, they will be immobilised.
  • DO NOT allow helpers to assist you except for trained staff or the emergency service personnel.

Assistive Equipment

Our assistive equipment includes:

  • CCTV.
  • PC with large screen monitor.
  • Hearing loop.
  • Adjustable work station.
  • Mobile steps with handrails and book rests on each floor.
  • Trolleys and book rests are available for loan.
  • Coloured copier paper in cream, blue or green.

Help Guides

All written Help Guides are available in different formats and coloured paper. Cream help guides can be found behind white ones at the back of the stands. If you require a particular help guide in a specific colour please ask at the Library counter.


Additional services

The following services are available for all students:

  • Book retrieval and assistance service (We may require advance notice during busy periods).
  • One-to-one sessions on using the Library (including how to find books and journal articles).
  • One-to-one help with using the self-service machines and multi-function devices.
  • Help with managing your account and avoiding fines.