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Library Services: Services and Dyslexia Assessment

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Do you think you might have Dyslexia or a Specific Learning Difference (SpLD)?

Are you having difficulties with your studies? 

If you would like to take a quick free online assessment, use  link to QuickScan free online assessment  All you need is your student ID number.

Once you have taken the test, contact the University Disability and Dyslexia Team by email: to discuss your results and for more information about the resources that may be available to you.

Services for Students with Disabilities

Assistive Technology Rooms

We have 4 Assistive Technology Rooms in the Perry Library. Please see Assistive Technology Rooms for more information.


Extra Help in the Library

You can arrange for someone to pick up and return items for you. They will need to bring your ID card, proof of their own identity, and a letter from you saying that they have permission to use your card.

We are also happy to come with you to look for books and other items in the library. Just ask at the help desk.

If you need a helper or support worker to accompany you when using the library then please contact us online to arrange support at


Photocopying & Scanning

We can copy journal articles or sections from books for you. You can pick up the copies at the library or we can send them to you by post or email. To request your copies please use our  photocopying and scanning request form


RNIB Bookshare - Access Books in Alternative Formats

  • Online Educational Platform – over 400,000 books
  • Access books in a range of formats – Word, PDF, MP3, Braille
  • For full details email


Books by Post

If a book or other item is available to be borrowed in the library then we can send it to you by post. To request a book or other item please use our  postal loan request form


Books Put Aside for You

We can fetch books and other items from our shelves and keep them on the hold shelf at Perry Library for you to collect. We will keep them for up to a week. To request books to be kept for you please use our put aside request form


Other Assistance

The Perry Library has a DaVinci magnifier which can magnify books, change the colour and contrast of the text and background, and read printed text out loud.

We would like to assist you in any way we can. You can contact us by email at, by phone on 020 7815 6607 or in person at our help points in the Perry Library.

Contact Disability & Dyslexia Support

If you want to declare a disability or discuss the support that might be available to you, get in touch with the LSBU Disability & Dyslexia Support team:

Online: Disability & Dyslexia Support


or find them at the Student Life Centre help desk in the Student Centre

Applying for Disabled Student Allowance

Are you a current student or are you thinking about coming to LSBU next year?  

Are you thinking about applying for the DSA (Disabled Students Allowance)?

If you are, then please have a look at the video below for some very helpful advice from students and other colleagues. 

We hope to see you soon!

For more information and links to other videos and resources, visit the British Assistive Technology Association website.

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