Services for Readers with Disabilities


The Leopold Muller Memorial Library is committed to providing equal access to their services and facilities for all users. Level access to the Leopold Muller Memorial Library site is via the back door entrance off the OUP parking lot.

Wheelchair users should contact the library ( about access arrangements prior to their first visit, and it is necessary to have a tailored induction before beginning to use the library. 

Assistance animals, such as guide dogs and hearings dogs, are always allowed in to the Bodleian Libraries.  

There is a level access disabled toilet available in the Leopold Muller Memorial Library.


Tailored inductions

Tailored one to one user education and induction sessions can be arranged if needed. Please contact Rachel D'Arcy-Brown to discuss your requirements or phone 01865 610-445 or -444.


University members with disabilities can be registered as Leopold Muller Memorial Library privileged readers. This membership provides extended loans in term (28 days) on all lending books except for high use, and up to 25 books can be borrowed.

Proxy borrowing

Readers can request proxy borrowing on their account by a support workers or designated helper. In the first instance contact to arrange this. All items borrowed in this way remain the responsibility of the disabled reader.

Renewals and reservations

Books can be renewed three times online via the SOLO library catalogue.

Disabled readers with privileged membership are welcome to request additional renewals in person, by phone 01865 610-444, or by email

Books that are currently out on loan can be reserved online via SOLO.

For more information about using SOLO, including video, audio and text guides, please visit

General assistance

Staff are always happy to help get books from high shelves, or from less accessible areas in the library, and it is possible to contact us by phone 01865 610-445 or -444, or by email with a list of the books you need and ask staff to put them aside for collection by yourself or your support worker. Please bear in mind that at busy times there may be a delay before we are able to fulfill your request.

LMML Disability Contact
Milena Zeidler
01865 610-445 or -444 



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 ( or call 01865 283861.

If you have any other queries, not library related, please contact the Disability Office via email ( or call 01865 280459.

Resources - assistive technology, ergonomic furniture and writing accessible documents


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