Referrals to services

Our service is part of a network of support services within the University. We refer students to other services including:

We also work closely with external support agencies in supporting our students on course.


The Library offers a range of support services for disabled students. These include: extended loans, private study facilities, a fetching and carrying service, help with the catalogue system, and with locating books and journals, where necessary.

Refuge points in the Main Library in the event of Fire

The nearest refuge point in relation to room 529 (Assistive Technology Centre) is in the lift lobby. This is the Central lift lobby onto which the room opens. It has a telephone and notices indicating what to do in an emergency. There is another refuge on this level, a bit further away in the lobby by tower 5.

Disabled library users requiring assistance in the event of a fire evacuation may also use other parts of the Library, and other refuge points as follows:

  • Central lift lobbies: refuges on levels 4 to 11 inclusive.
  • The tower 5 lobbies (the lobbies between lifts/stairwell and the main floor): refuge points on levels 4 to 12

Levels 2 and 3 do not have refuges as they both have egress routes that are suitable for people who cannot use stairs. Level 2 is the main entrance level, while level 3 has 2 fire exits of this type in the annexe (one of them being adjacent to the disabled study rooms).

Find out more:

For further information please contact:

Roger Hickman (Head of Estates & Administration Services)
University of Glasgow Library
Hillhead Street, Glasgow G12 8QE
Tel: +44 (0) 141 330 6755
Fax: +44 (0) 141 330 2195


We liaise closely with Accommodation Services to co-ordinate appropriate allocation of accommodation where there is a disclosed disability related need. They ensure that appropriate support is available within accommodation for students with disabilities and certain medical conditions. Further information is available on application.