Height-adjustable desks can be found in the Main Reading Room (manual), Periodicals & Reference Room and Teaching Collection Reading Room (electronic). Ergonomic chairs are available in the Voltaire Room, Periodicals & Reference Room and Teaching Collection Reading Room. The Voltaire Room also has a footstool.
Assistive equipment is available in the library. There are induction loops at the issue desk and the enquiry desk.
Please ask at the issue desk to borrow the following equipment:
- book stands
- daylight lamp
- coloured acetate sheets
- coloured paper for printing
- ear plugs
The Taylor has a DaVinci Pro CCTV/OCR magnifier, currently located in the French and German Reading Room. The device can display high-definition enlarged images which can be of benefit to readers with low vision. The device also has an Optical Character Recognition (OCR) mode which can take snapshots of written text and convert them to audio speech.
Please ask library staff if you wish to use the device. There are brief instructions near the device and a full instruction manual can be obtained from the enquiry desk.
We encourage members of the University to contact the Disability Advisory Service to discuss their requirements. The service will liaise with the library. Find out more about the support and services available for disabled readers from the Bodleian Libraries.
Readers who are not a member of the University should contact the Taylor’s Operations Manager and disability coordinator, Frank Egerton, to discuss their requirements: firstname.lastname@example.org.
Through the Disability Advisory Service, disabled readers can be registered with a library membership that provides extended loan periods and increased borrowing allowances. Readers can also request proxy borrowing on their accounts. This allows a nominated person to collect and return items on behalf of the reader. All items borrowed in this way remain the responsibility of the reader.
All readers may renew by telephone, in person, or online using SOLO. Disabled readers with extended loan periods may also renew and request reservations by email.