Disability Support at the Library

Goldsmiths Library is committed to ensuring that all students can make full use of our services and facilities.

Primary page content

We seek to meet the needs of students and academics by providing the best and most relevant literature in print and electronic format.

Subject librarians teach Library users to access material that will allow you to maximize all the relevant resources currently available.

 Assistive Technology Centre
Assistive Technology Centre

Students with additional support needs first need to register with the Disability Service. As part of your support the Library will provide:

Extended loans

You are able to borrow short loan items for double the loan period (e.g. two weeks for a one week loan). Find out how to renew your loans.

Fetching service

Material can be collected from the shelves for you, ready for collection at the Library help desk.


Visually Impaired students can contact the Subject Team to make a request for scanning of subject specific material, please check with your Subject Librarian for availability and give at least 48 hours notice.

Access to quiet rooms

There are a number of study spaces across campus the Library has designated spaces for quiet study ask at the helpdesk for further information.

Assistive Technology Centre

The Assistive Technology Centre (ATC) is located on the ground floor of the Library; students registered with the Inclusion and Learning Support team are given an Assistive Technology Card. Mind- mapping, voice activated and text enhancing software are available.

Library building accessibility

See a guide to accessing the Rutherford Building, which the Library is in, on AccessAble.co.uk.

Contact the Library

The inclusion and support officers for the library can be contacted via Microsoft Teams. Support tutors and guardians are advised to email libraryinclusion (@gold.ac.uk).

They can advise on

  • Where to obtain further assistance
  • Access to and within the Library
  • Appropriate contact persons
  • Access to the RNIB Bookshare Service