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The following equipment is available in the University Library, West Road building:

  • Eight electrically operated, height-adjustable desks (four in the North Reading Room, three outside the main Reading Room; one in the Manuscripts Reading Room)
  • Daylight table lamps
  • A range of ergonomic chairs
  • A PC with a 19-inch monitor provides access to the Library catalogue, electronic resources, the Internet and Microsoft Office
  • Scanners
  • An adjustable keyboard
  • A trackball mouse
  • An electronic video magnifier
  • A computer with Dolphin Supernova software, which offers screen-reading and magnification facilities, and the Dragon Naturally Speaking voice-recognition package
  • A portable induction loop is available from the Reader Services Desk in the Entrance Hall
  • Reading rulers
  • Wrist rests
  • Handheld magnifiers
  • Booksnakes (for weighing down pages in books)

Some of these facilities have been funded by a generous donation from the Abbey Charitable Trust, for which the Library is most grateful.

Contact us

Tel: +44 (0) 1223 333030

AccessAble Cambridge University Library access guide

Detailed access guides for the UL, the Moore Library and most faculty and departmental libraries are available via the University of Cambridge AccessAble site.