|We are operating an amended library service due to the COVID-19 pandemic. Information about our current services can be found in the Click Collect & Return Service page and in the FAQs.|
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.
Charles Clore House is situated on the corner of Bedford Way and Russell Square. Access to the ground floor reception is by the stairs. However, if you are unable to use the stairs there is a ramp that is at pavement level leading to an alternative entrance below these stairs. By pressing the bell push to the right of the door an attendant will be called who will open the door and give further assistance if required. There are two lifts available from this floor (L1) which provide access to all other floors within the building. Wheelchair accessible toilets are available on Floor L1 and inside the library on the 2nd, 3rd and 4th floors. If you require any other help do not hesitate to ask a member of the IALS staff.
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
Services Available to Users with Special Needs
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 Enquiries 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 Enquiries Desk or by phone or email.
Provision of an induction loop
An induction loop has been installed at the Library Enquiries Desk for any visitors who may require it.
Large print copies of library guides
Please ask at the Enquiries 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 CCTV print magnification machine for use with print material
Specialist software is also installed on PCs located on the 2nd floor. The software applications available are: MindView 6.0, Read&Write 11 and ClaroRead Pro.
School of Advanced Study Disability Statement
Further information can be found on the School of Advanced Study website at: http://www.sas.ac.uk/disability.html