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Using the library: Dyslexia Support

Our services and facilities - computers, study zones, online library, disability support and dyslexia support

If you’ve been diagnosed as dyslexic, we can offer you extra help and support.

To arrange help before coming to the Library, or to discuss the support you need, contact us by phone on 0121 476 1181 ext. 1208 or email:

Library Service Desk on Level 1

Our Service Desk team can:

• set up extended library loans for you, if you are eligible (this means that you will be able to borrow Standard loans for 4 weeks, and Week loans for 2 weeks)
• set up access to RNIB Bookshare for you, if you are eligible. This will allow you to access books online in a variety of formats including text-to-speech

Academic Service Librarians

Academic Service Librarians can offer you:

• a personal library induction for your course 
• ongoing library study skills support
• help with using library resources
To request an appointment or tutorial, phone us on 0121 476 1181 ext. 1413 or email us on


We offer the following facilities to help library users with dyslexia:

• Quiet and Silent Zones to provide low-distraction study areas
• an assistive technology area on Level 2
• coloured paper for photocopying or printing
• coloured overlays

More help and useful links

• Newman University’s Dyslexia Support
British Dyslexia Association – information, advice and services

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