New services for users with special needs

In September 2002 disability discrimination legislation began to apply to all educational institutions. As part of UCL's response to this change in the law, the Library recently conducted a review of the services it offers to users with special needs.

These are described in detail on a new web page and include extended loan facilities, help with reading lists and databases, advance fetching of items and assistance with photocopying (including enlarging). They are available to any library user with a registered disability, including dyslexic students.

The new web page also includes information about physical access to the various library buildings. It is hoped that access to UCL buildings will improve over the next few months as money received by the College from the Higher Education Funding Council for England is spent.

The Library has a member of staff with responsibility for developing this area of services and who should be the first point of contact for users: Peter Williams 020 7679 7953.