The Institute of Advanced Legal Studies Library aims to ensure that all users can benefit fully from our services and facilities. We are happy to offer support to any users with a disability or a specific learning difficulty, and are committed to reviewing and improving these services.
If you have indicated special needs requirements you will be invited to discuss your needs with a member of the Academic Services team who will be able to advise and assist you with your use of library services. Please contact one of the following:
Tel: 020 7862 5826
Laura Griffiths (Academic Services Librarian)
Tel: 020 7862 5820
Extended loan periods
Any of our library contacts can arrange for double the usual loan period for the books you wish to borrow
6 hours for Short Loan items (instead of the usual 3 hours)
48 hours for Normal Loan items (instead of the usual 24 hours)
Book fetching service
Any of our library contacts can arrange for library staff to collect books and journals from the shelves for you.
A minimum of 24 hours is required on each occasion
Requests may be made at the Issue/Enquiry desk or by phone or email
Study support helper
If required you may nominate a friend or colleague to be your study support helper. This person may have full use of the library and borrow books on your behalf. For more details, please ask one of our library contacts.
One-to-one mediated searches and research help
If you require help with searching our databases or more generally with your research, Academic Services staff will be happy to help you. You can request help at the Issue/Enquiry desk or by phone or email.
Provision of an induction loop
An induction loop has been installed at the library enquiry/issue desk for any visitors who may require it.
Large print copies of library guides
Please ask at the Issue/Enquiry desk if you would like a large print copy of any of the guides.
If required, any of our library contacts can arrange access to the following assistive technology:
A PC equipped with Jaws display magnification and speech software plus a set of accompanying headphones
A CCTV print magnification machine for use with print material
Westlaw can be made available in a text only format for visually impaired users.
Guides in multiple formats (including large black and white print).
Printed guide on our services for users with special needs.
More accessible buttons with raised floor numbering in the library lift and main lifts.
Installation of more assistive technology.
Further information can be found on the School of Advanced Study website at: http://www.sas.ac.uk/disability.html