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A Library of Things

In 2023, we began reviewing the library and its services to enhance accessibility and user experience. Our benchmarking exercise involved auditing accessibility information on over 100 university websites, helping us identify inclusive equipment, software, and service adaptations.

As a result, we introduced our ‘Library of Things’, offering a variety of computer peripherals and equipment for adapting study spaces.

What is a Library of Things? A Library of Things is a collection of useful objects or tools that can be borrowed by Library users. These are usually displayed in a way that allows users to easily browse and select what they need.

At the time of writing, our Library of Things contains:

  • Adjustable arm rests
  • Book rests
  • Coloured overlays
  • Disposable ear plugs
  • Document holders
  • Foot rests
  • Headphones
  • High contrast keyboard
  • Large print keyboard
  • Portable magnifier
  • Reading lamp
  • Reading ruler
  • Tinted paper (lined)
  • Trackball
  • Trackpad
  • Vertical mouse
  • Wrist rests

If you would like to try any of these items, we invite you to help yourself.

It is important to restate that these are only first steps. Embedding inclusive practices will be an ongoing project, but one which we are committed to.

Feedback, suggestions and comment can be sent to

Library of Things at the Enquiry Desk