Other useful disability links

The Library has close links with

Additional Support and Disability Advice Centre

University of Portsmouth
Nuffield Centre
St Michaels Rd
Portsmouth, PO1 2ED

Tel: 023 9284 3462
Email: ASDAC@port.ac.uk

Other Libraries

Be sure to explore other libraries available to you including public libraries which may hold a range of audio and large print books. You can usually request items from any library in a particular area to be collected in your choice of branch. There are small charges for reservations and audio books unless you have a qualifying disability. If you are working whilst studying it is worth checking if your employing organisation has a library service of any kind.

These may also be helpful:

RoboBraille is an e-mail and web-based 24/7 self-service solution capable of automatically transforming documents into a variety of alternate formats for the visually and reading impaired. It is available free to individuals with additional needs, who do not need to register to use the service.

MyStudyBar is a suite of free open-source software designed to help students with all aspects of reading and writing.  It fits on and works from a USB stick, and includes tools such as coloured overlays, view tracking bars, text to speech and mind-mapping. 


The library blog is a helpful source of information on many types of support, including useful apps and extensions, workshops and events etc. You can access it from any of our webpages using the icon at the foot of the page.

We have written guides on most aspects of information literacy. These are available in alternative formats upon request.


Chat with a Librarian 9am to 5pm Monday to Friday. You can use our online chat service by clicking the chat icon at the foot of all our web pages.


Enquiries submitted using the online enquiry form are checked on a regular basis between 9am and 5pm Monday to Friday (excluding Bank Holidays). You should expect a response within 48 hours within these constraints. Just click the icon at the foot of all our web pages.