Accessibility and Inclusion

Support for disabled users and your individual needs. The library aims to:
  • Provide equal opportunity and access to services and collections.
  • Take a positive and flexible approach to promoting the full integration of everyone into all aspects of our activities.
  • Work with Student Wellbeing and Inclusion and other departments as required to identify the best way to meet students’ specific needs.
  • Be open and receptive to feedback and welcome comments on our service.

The Disability and Inclusion webpages provide more information on the support available to you. To get maximum support tailored to your own individual needs it is recommended that you contact the University’s Disability and Inclusion Team who can create a support profile for you. Email

Accessing physical libraries

Detailed information about access to our three campus libraries and services available are listed in the AccessAble website.

Information about accessing the physical library Finding height adjustable desks and accessible toilets
Laptop and hands typing

Services available

Additional services available include:  

  • Requests / available items pick-up to help with mobility issues/difficulty in reading or understanding library layouts and shelf-marks.
  • Texts can be provided in digital formats.
  • A designated friend/family member, with written permission, can act on your behalf.   

Hardware available to borrow from the library
We have a range of ergonomic keyboards and mice, noise cancelling headphones, laptop riser stands and coloured overlays available for everyone to borrow from the library. If you want to check LibrarySearch to see what is available, it helps to select ‘Equipment’ under the Format filter options on the right-hand side.

We also have extra-large monitors and height-adjustable desks in each library. Ask at the helpdesk for where you can find these.

Specialist software is available on the University network to support your studies and literacy skills. 


Alternative Formats

If you need access to books in an alternative format, please contact The Disability and Inclusion team can help you access the RNIB Bookshare scheme.

Anyone with a print disability as a result of, but not limited to, sight loss, dyslexia, dyspraxia, autism, or a physical disability, is able to access RNIB Bookshare. This allows you to use hundreds of thousands of accessible online books and textbooks. You can also request a digital copy of a print resource you need for your University study. If you want to use this service, please allow as much advance notice as possible. Turnaround times depend on the publisher and can be as little as 24 hours or up to 10 weeks. 

Many Edinburgh Napier University Library books, textbooks and journals are already available as full text online. When you search for an item using LibrarySearch, use the filters on the right hand side to limit to Availability > Full Text Online. How easy it is to make an item more accessible (e.g. change the text size or have it read out to you) depends on the individual publisher.

Who to contact

All library staff are happy to help with our services but there are people at each campus with specific responsibility for assisting with any individual requirements you may have. 
You can help by giving us advance notice of your requirements, please contact us by email: Due to the range of demands on library staff it will not always be possible to provide assistance immediately, but we will respond as soon as we can. 


Accessibility statements

Edinburgh Napier University Library Services subscribe to and use a number of third party products and websites to deliver services and access to resources to students and staff of the university. For more information about platforms and products, see our Web Accessibility Statements LibGuide.