Library services for people with disabilities

These services enable you to have full and equal access to everything you need within the Library.

Personalised help

  • Get personalised Library help from a Library Coach
  • Create an Individual Learning Plan with Student Support and Wellbeing
More about how we can help

Bookable study space

You can book individual PCs in Block D on Floor 2, or individual study rooms (called study carrels) in Block B on Floor 1.

You can book these spaces online: log in with your Kent IT Account.

Borrowing

Extended loans

Students with Inclusive Learning Plans can borrow books for twice as long.

Get my book!

We can get books from the shelf for you if you can’t get them yourself. Titles should be ready to collect within 2 working days (not including weekends).

Fill in our Book Fetching form or ask at any help point in the Library.

Help to scan and photocopy

Library staff will do their best to help you use Print Copy Scan machines, so please ask.

We can’t always do scanning and copying for you, especially if you have lots of pages and our service desks are busy. Student Support staff can help: email them in advance if possible: accessibility@kent.ac.uk

You can use SensusAccess to turn your scanned PDF into the accessible format of your choice.

Student PCs on height adjustable tables

Use a PC on a height adjustable table:

Floor 1 - floor plan (PDF)

  • Block C (manual)
  • Block D PC room (electronic)

Floor 2 - floor plan (PDF)

  • Block A (manual)
  • Block D PC room (electronic)

Floor 3 - floor plan (PDF)

  • Block A (manual)
  • Block D silent PC room (electronic)

Assistive technology and software

Magnifier unit

Zoom in on text in books and other print formats using a magnifier in Block B, Ground Floor, near the Library Café.

Hearing loops

Hearing loops are available at the Welcome Desk in Block C on the Ground Floor and at the IT & Library Support Desk in Block C on Floor 1.  

Alternative formats

You can access learning materials in different ways. If we have a digital edition of a book or journal, LibrarySearch will show this.

Student Support have advice on creating your own accessible documents, presentations and online materials.

We recommend SensusAccess. It's an online tool which can convert an image of text into a readable format such as e-book, text file, audio or braille.

Assistive software and apps 

University student PCs offer a wide range of commercial and free software to help with accessibility, such as ClaroRead Pro and MindView. 

The University also has an extensive list of free useful software that can help you in your studies.

To print on yellow A4 paper send your document to print. Go to the Yellow A4 printer in the PC study space on Floor 1, Block D, Templeman Library and ‘release’ it to print with your KentOne card.

This printer works in the same way as other student and staff printers but will only print on yellow A4 paper.

Save your choice of printer on a student PC

If you want to use this printer frequently: 

  • click Start then search for \\studentprint
  • a list of printers pops up. Double-click on your printer of choice from the list.

That printer will now be available when you print from any student PC.

Print from your laptop

You need to be on the Kent network. If on campus, use eduroam Wi-Fi.

  • Click Start
  • search for \\studentprint.ad.kent.ac.uk\yellowA4

You will need to enter your Kent IT Account username and password. Your username should have ukc/ before it. For example, username abc1 would enter ukc/abc1

After you’ve printed to yellowa4 your laptop will hold on to the printer settings for the next time you need to print.

Lockers

You can rent a locker to store your belongings. Ask at the Welcome Desk.

Help

Find out all the ways you can get in touch: 

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