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Lady Margaret Hall Library: Accessibility

Information about LMH Libray and our collections
Subjects: College Libraries

Library staff work with readers who encounter barriers to accessing our materials to find suitable adjustments. We welcome suggestions about how we can enable all readers to make the most of the library.

Disabled students can contact the Bodleian Disability Librarian or the Disability Advisory Service to develop a personalised student support plan (SSP), which might include:

Extended loans

We usually put an extended loan period in place automatically when the Disability Librarian informs us of this requirement.

Proxy borrowing

Students can nominate another member of the college or a support worker to borrow books on their behalf.

Book delivery

Books can be delivered to students who require it, either to the Lower Floor, the Porters' Lodge, or to student rooms for those who live on site. Requests are made by email or another method agreed with the student.

Personalised induction

All students receive a library induction when they join the college, but upon request we can provide an individual induction (including step-free, or using a hearing loop).

Access guide

Get in touch if you have any questions about our facilities.

Catalogue

The library catalogue is available online, allowing readers who face barriers to visit the library to choose materials for proxy borrowing or delivery.

Parking

There are parking spaces on the college site; these must be booked in advance through the permit system.

Physical access

Step-free access via a powered door is available on the lower floor and we can reserve desks there (including height-adjustable desks). All other doors are manual. There is no lift to the upper floors. Some shelves require a stool or are located on rolling shelving. Staff are happy to fetch resources or to set up proxy borrowing - let us know how you would prefer us to offer access.

Assistance animals

Assistance animals are always admitted with readers.

Toilets

There are no toilets within the library, but toilets are available in an adjacent building where there are several standard gendered toilets and an accessible all-gender toilet.

Hearing support

To use our portable hearing loop, ask a member of staff.

Furniture

Height-adjustable chairs are available throughout the downstairs floor, as well as two electronic height-adjustable desks. There is also a small desk with limited manual adjustability (angle and height).

Study aids

We have a range of visual, sensory and ergonomic equipment, free to use within the library (see list to the right).

PDF guide

Equipment

Located outside the staff offices, our Study Skills shelves hold a collection of study aids as well as books covering study skills and life skills. To suggest new equipment, email Sally (assistant.librarian@lmh.ox.ac.uk), speak to us in the library offices, or write on the suggestions sheet outside the main entrance.

Visual aids

Reading rulers

A4 and A5 coloured overlays

Bar magnifier (2x magnification)

Daylight lamp

Sensory

Noise reduction headphones

Ergonomic

Book rests

Laptop stands

Writing slope

Equipment gallery

New study aids - free to use within the library
Reading ruler

Reading rulers

A4 overlay

A4 overlays

A5 overlay

A5 overlays

Bar magnifier (2x)

Bar magnifier (2x)

Daylight lamp

Daylight lamp

Noise reduction headphones

Noise reduction headphones

Book rest

Book rest

Laptop stand

Laptop stand

Writing slope

Writing slope

Contact the Library

Contact library staff to discuss how we can support your access to the library.

Lady Margaret Hall Library

Norham Gardens
OXFORD
OX2 6QA
United Kingdom

Telephone: (01865) 274361

 

James Fishwick (Librarian)

librarian@lmh.ox.ac.uk

(01865) 274361

 

Sally Hamer (Assistant Librarian)

assistant.librarian@lmh.ox.ac.uk

(01865) 274236