Library services for users with a disability

  • Access to Brookes libraries

    Information about access is given for each Oxford Brookes Library:


    Harcourt Hill



    Library services to help you

    Staff will be very pleased to help you with any queries, including how to find good resources for your studies.  You can visit the Library in person, telephone (01865 483156), email ( or use our Library Help (chat) service

    Library services include:

    • Fetching books from the shelves and/or explaining the reservations system
    • Individual scanning service 
    • Accessible alternate formats
    • Personal Emergency Evacuation Plan (PEEP) for your evacuation from the Library. Please contact Lee Kyra-Cattle to discuss this (01865 483143)
    • For users with a disability:
      No fines on overdue books, except for Short Loan
    • For students with dyslexia/SpLD:
      Longer loans (one week loans may be borrowed for 2 weeks; two week loans may be borrowed for 3 weeks)
      Coloured paper can be used for items requested via the scanning, copying or interlibrary loan service
      Blue marking cards: cards are available at Headington, Harcourt Hill and Wheatley libraries, Wellbeing Reception, Marston Road Reception and Swindon Reception.  The card can also be downloaded from your PIP page, under the Admin Services tab.  

    Other university services to help you

    • Assistive Technology - available in the Assistive Technology Suite at Headington (in the Basement of the Library in the JHB Building), and also Wheatley and Harcourt Hill.  The learning technology is for exclusive use by students who are registered with the Disability and Dyslexia/SpLD Services -this service offers a range of help including drop in sessions
    • Freely available assistive technologies via Brookes network, such as ClaroRead Pro (text-to-speech software package) and Inspiration (mindmapping tool)