The following procedures, services and facilities are currently available:

Alexander Library of Ornithology

The Alexander Library has been temporarily located on Level 2 of the Radcliffe Science Library.

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Radcliffe Science Library

  • Car-parking near the library may be available by prior arrangement,
  • Wheelchair access, wide doors, main door is level with pavement.
  • Lift access suitable for wheelchairs to all public areas.
  • Evacuation lift from Levels 3, 5, 6, 7 and 8 for use in emergencies.
  • Purpose built toilets on Levels 2, 3, 4 and 6.
  • Induction loops at enquiry desks.
  • Portable induction loop available on request at the Entrance Hall Enquiry Desk.
  • Infrared induction system in Training Room.
  • Ergonomic keyboard and mouse in Training Room.
  • Height adjustable desk in the Training Room (1 desk), Level 2 (1 desk), Level 6 (1 desk in the laptop-free zone) and Level 3 (2 desks in the shelved area, 1 desk in the study carrels).
  • Desktop magnifier for the visually impaired.
  • Various aids are available from the Level 2 enquiry desk:
    • Magnifying lens,
    • Document holder for people with motor skills impairment,
    • Ear-phones for use with accessibility software,
    • Daylight lamp for the visually impaired,
    • Acetate sheets for people with dyslexia,
    • A set of risers to raise a computer monitor.
  • Assistance is available from library staff.

Full access details from the University Access Guide.

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Sherardian Library of Plant Taxonomy

The Sherardian Library is located in the South Building of the Plants Sciences Department.

  • Car-parking near the library may be available by prior arrangement,
  • Handrails on all main stairs.
  • Unisex disabled lavatory on the ground floor.
  • Main entrance to the South Building is +11, +2 stairs through double doors.
  • Alternative entrance on the left of the building. Door locked but an intercom system can be worked independently.
  • Lift to all floors.
  • Flat access to the library on the first floor, which is on a split-level (ramp).
  • Various aids are available from the Enquiry Desk:
    • Magnifying lens,
    • Document holder for people with motor skills impairment,
    • Ear-phones for use with accessibility software,
    • Daylight lamp for the visually impaired,
    • Acetate sheets for people with dyslexia.
  • Assistance is available from library staff.

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Information for Readers with Disabilities

The Bodleian Libraries are committed to providing equal access to their services and facilities for all users.

Access to libraries, services and alternative formats

Enquiries and contact information

If you have any queries or problems in accessing libraries and collections, please contact the Disability Librarian, Teresa Pedroso, via email (teresa.pedroso@bodleian.ox.ac.uk) or call 01865 283861.

If you have any other queries, not library related, please contact the Disability Office via email (disability@admin.ox.ac.uk) or call 01865 280459.

Resources - assistive technology, ergonomic furniture and writing accessible documents

Feedback

We welcome feedback. Please complete our short survey (4 questions) and your suggestions will enable us to continue to improve our services, facilities and collections.

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