This guide is put together by the Cambridge Libraries Accessibility Service. It is intended for:
For the Alternate Formats Service (see Accessible readings), evidence of a disability is required due to copyright law. Registration with the University's Disability Resource Centre (DRC) and referral to the Alternate Formats Service is a pre-requisite.
If you are a member of library staff looking for the Accessibility & Inclusivity Toolkit, please note that this has moved to https://libguides.cam.ac.uk/accessibilitytoolkit
Using libraries and library resources (books, articles, databases etc.) is at the heart of a Cambridge education and at the centre of academic research. While we strive to make libraries universally accessible, we are a long way from this aim. Sometimes library users can encounter barriers to reading and study.
Barriers can present problems for:
This guide helps by signposting information and services to help overcome these barriers, as well as explaining some of the ways in which the libraries are working towards a more universally accessible service.
The service will work across the Cambridge library network to ensure that library users have equal access to services and resources regardless of their accessibility needs.
Please see Contact us for further information.
Throughout this LibGuide you will find links to external websites. Although we make every effort to ensure these links are accurate, up to date and relevant, we cannot take responsibility for pages maintained by other parts of Cambridge University or external providers.
If you come across any links that don't work, we would be grateful if you could report them to us.