Assistive equipment & procedures and recommended self-help & study skills reading
The Library offers a variety of resources and provisions for Mansfield members with disabilities and special requirements. Also below are several reading lists of recommended self-help books, mostly available online, which can help you to understand and manage your health and wellbeing or provide some uplifting material. If you have any questions, please contact us: firstname.lastname@example.org
(available in the Library and/or Reading Rooms)
- Coloured acetate sheets
- Book stands
- Ergonomic seating
- Height adjustable desks
- Ear plugs
- Reading strips with coloured overlays
- Magnifying glass (available on request)
- Coloured paper for printing on
- Book delivery: Library staff are happy to deliver books to alternative locations around College, such as the Lodge, Crypt, student rooms and KG East (which has an ergonomic chair and table intended for students who are unable to access the Library). Please email or use the Request and collect form
- Extended borrowing rights: Library staff are happy to consider longer borrowing periods and increased borrowing limits on application from members.
- Disabled users may also nominate a person to check out books on their behalf.
- Permission may be given by the Librarian for a helper, approved by the University Disability office, to accompany a student when using the Library.
See also the Bodleian Libraries' Information for disabled readers and find out more about the Disability Advisory Service (DAS) and the Accessible Resources Unit (ARACU), which provides alternative formats to printed material, such as Braille, DAISY audio and tactile diagrams, as well as some advice on assistive software.
Also available is a Bodleian Libraries' reading list of a selection of resources to introduce staff and students to Disability Studies (Single Sign On required).
Self-help & study skills reading
Reading Well Books on Prescription for Mental Health: helps you to understand and manage your health and wellbeing using books chosen by health experts and people living with the conditions covered.
Reading Well Mood-Boosting Books: is a national promotion of uplifting titles, including novels, poetry and non-fiction. The books are all recommended by readers and reading groups.