The following procedures, services and facilities are currently available:
Bodleian Science Libraries services are now based at the Vere Harmsworth Library in the Rothermere American Institute until summer 2021.
Bodleian Science Libraries services are now based at the Vere Harmsworth Library in the Rothermere American Institute until summer 2021. Details of the accessibility of the RAI can be found at www.accessguide.ox.ac.uk/rothermere-american-institute#widget-id-1393851.
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.
Access to libraries, services and alternative formats
- Access information for all Bodleian Libraries and reading rooms
Whether libraries have lifts or lots of stairs and who to contact for support
- Libraries and their services
Loan periods, fines and other library services
- Accessible Resources Acquisition and Creation Unit (ARACU)
For alternative formats to printed materials such as audio books, electronic texts and Braille
Enquiries and contact information
If you have any queries or problems in accessing libraries and collections, please contact the Disability Librarian, Monica Kirkwood, via email (email@example.com) or call 01865 283861.
Resources - assistive technology, ergonomic furniture and writing accessible documents
- Assistive technology
Information on different types of software and hardware that could help you in your work
- Giving accessible presentations
Helpful for anyone who has to give presentations
- Writing accessible documents
Make your Word documents more readable by everyone
- Ergonomic furniture
Height adjustable tables and chairs and where to find them in libraries
- Useful links
Links to other disability support organisations and charities
Relating to disability support and libraries
- Assistance Animals
Information on assistance animals (Guide Dogs etc.) and guiding
- Self help e-books
- Mental Health Self-help Resources
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