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Disability - Additional Support

General Information

The Library is committed to providing equal access to its resources and services for all users. If you have any questions or comments about the Library and its services, or suggestions of ways in which they can be improved, contact Sally Bridge, the Information Services Disability Co-ordinator:

Tel: 028 9097 6145

My Library, My Space: a film made by students of how to use the McClay Library.   

If you are a student with a disability, many of our standard Library services will help you during your studies at Queen's. For example:

  • Books may be returned at any Queen’s Library
  • Books will be automatically renewed unless they are in demand or short loan
  • Many Library resources are available electronically and are accessible from home

Communicating with the Library has never been easier. If you need to get in touch you can contact us by email, phone or Twitter. You can also ask any member of Library staff for infomation or assistance.

Additional Support

Additional support is also available to help you make the best use of the Library. The following services can be arranged for you through the Disability Services Office:

  • One to one orientation tours of the Library and catalogue sessions
  • Increased loan periods on 1 and 2 Night Loan items
  • Assistance with reservations
  • Book fetching service
  • Accessible, priority seating at one desk by the atrium on each floor of the McClay Library and at 6 desks in the Biomedical Library
  • McClay Group Study Room semester block bookings (arranged by Support Providers)
  • Advanced booking option for McClay Library individual study rooms
  • Priority Desk Booking service
  • Accessible book formats 
  • Information on the accessibility of QUB eresources can be found here

Accessing Queen's Libraries

For information on how to access different Queen's libraries, and emergency vacation procedures, please contact the appropriate library, or visit the Library access webpages. Prospective students are welcome to visit the Queen's libraries - contact us for further information.

There is also comprehensive information about the accessibility of the McClay, Medical and Biomedical Libraries on the AccessAble webpage.

Degree subject enquiries

Your Library contact can arrange a subject specific induction for you. Alternatively, you can get in touch with the relevant subject librarian directly.

Additional Information

Queen's Disability Services webpages

Assistive Technology and Equipment

People who can help

Getting around Queen's Libraries