LIBRARY DISABILITY AND DYSLEXIA SERVICE

All Amity students have full access to Birkbeck Library resources.

Birkbeck Library offers a wide range of assistive technology and services specifically for students with disabilities, including mental health conditions, and dyslexia.

Contact Birkbeck at: disability@library.bbk.ac.uk or 020 7631 6491.

Library services you can access once you've completed your Study Support Plan.

  • You will get an extra week for your book loans (this doesn't apply to renewals or one day loans).
  • You can ask us to fetch books from the shelf for you.
  • You can request books and other materials in alternative formats (e.g. for use with text-to-speech software).
  • You can ask us to scan or photocopy Library materials for you.
  • You can ask us to post books to you (you will need to post them back to the Library yourself).
  • You can nominate a Student Assistant  to borrow and return books for you.

Face-to-Face support

  • Drop in to the Library’s Accessibility Centre during term time between 4pm and 6pm Monday to Friday to talk to a member of staff.
  • Book a one-to-one support session on using assistive software and finding Library material using the catalogue and databases. Email Birkbeck to make an appointment disability@library.bbk.ac.uk.

Online support

  • Make sense of your reading list.
  • Find books and articles using the catalogue and databases.
  • Use software to cite your references in assignments and dissertations.