How we can help - Students with disabilities - University of Derby

How we can help

If you have, or think you have a disability, please contact the Student Wellbeing Service.  It is important that you discuss your specific requirements with them in confidence, and then they will be able to alert us to your needs.  Here are some of the ways that we can help.

Borrowing books and other resources from our libraries

Borrower information can be found both online and as handouts on all the sites. These guidelines apply to all students. However, if you have a support plan we can help you further. Below are some of the arrangements we can make for you if requested by the Student Wellbeing Service in your support plan:-

  • Longer Loan - Standard loans will be issued to you for five weeks instead of three weeks, and One Week Loans will be issued for two weeks instead of one week.  Fines and other rules will still apply.
  • Fine Waiver - Your Support Plan may request that you don't have to pay fines on Standard or One Week loans (unless they have been recalled for other students). You still have to pay fines on Two Day and Restricted loan items.
  • Book collection - Your Support Plan may agree that you can leave your book request list with the loans counter staff who will have your books ready to be collected within 24 hours (unless they are already on loan).

These facilities are not automatically applied to everyone with a support plan - they are based on your specific needs as discussed with the Student Wellbeing Service.

Help with finding information

The  are staff who support each Faculty and are responsible for helping you find the information you need to support your studies. They're happy to help with one-to-one sessions offering advice on using the specialist databases and online resources.

Accessing information from home

All University of Derby students can access UDo (University of Derby online) from home as well as on campus. Through UDo you can access a wide range of online information and services.

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