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Extra assistance

Here is some information for disabled readers and those with special requirements.

There are several barriers to disabled access to facilities and services in the Chemistry Library, but library staff are, of course, very happy to help wherever possible. This may be in the form of helping you navigate your way into and around the library and locate books and journals, fetching books and journals from the shelves, photocopying or scanning, extending loan periods for books, issuing and returning books. Just contact us when you need to use the Library and we will do our best to help. Proxy borrowing is available - if you would like to have someone else borrow books on your behalf, please contact

Please see also the Disability Resource Centre's Building Access Guide for assistance to anyone who wants to find the best way round the University and Colleges (including some of their libraries).

The new Libraries Accessibility Service has recently launched a new accessibility & disability LibGuide for students. The LibGuide pulls together information about accessibility services (including accessible readings, catalogues and reading lists, eresource platforms, assistive technology) and signposts sources of help.

Find out about the ebooks available at the University on the Cambridge Ebooks LibGuide. This includes a really useful tab on Accessibility.