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Answered By: Alex Laing
Last Updated: Oct 14, 2016     Views: 53

Whilst we try to make our facilities accessible to all our students, if you notice somewhere we could improve please let us know by either speaking to a member of staff or online using our email, chat service or feedback form

Accessible Gates

Access through the accessible gates at or Clifford Whitworth Library can be arranged automatically via your Student Support Plan. There are no access control gates within the library at Media City or Allerton Learning Space.

Adjustable Desks

Height-adjustable desks are available in many PC suites and training rooms.

Building Room number Number of desks
Maxwell 200 1 - power assisted
201 1 - power assisted
202 1 - power assisted
Newton B.04b 2 - power assisted
Peel LG15 1 - power assisted
Clifford Whitworth


1 - manual

206 (Main area on first floor)

1 - power assisted (under canopy window)

306 (Main area on second floor)

1 - power assisted (under canopy window)

Accessible Printers/Photocopiers/Scanners

Accessible photocopiers/printers/scanners are currently available on the 1st floor at Clifford Whitworth Library, and on Level 2 in Allerton (Frederick Road) Learning Space. An accessible photocopier/printer will be made available at Media City Library shortly. All photocopiers have an enlargement facility. 


Assistive Technology Rooms

Some of our Bookable Study rooms have assistive technologies. The rooms can be booked at the Enquiry Desk in the library, or by telephoning 0161 295 5535. They cannot be booked using the library's online room booking system. See the table below to find out more.

  • Allerton library, level 4 - the room has Inspiration, Jaws and Zoomtext software, two PCs (one with a large screen), a scanner, audio speakers and an adjustable desk. A new CCTV magnifier will be installed at Allerton shortly.