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Cambridge University Library


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

  • Four electrically operated, height-adjustable desks (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

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