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Winchester School of Art Library: Accessibility at WSA

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Our Aim

We aim to make our resources and services accessible to all Library users.

Please do not hesitate to contact Library staff should you need assistance in using the Library or wish to discuss individual requirements. We welcome your feedback and suggestions to improve our services.

The Library has services and facilities for people with disabilities at all sites.

The Assistive Technology Service provides facilities and services in many of the libraries.

WSA Library Access

Doors and Lifts

The Library is located on the first floor of the Westside building on WSA Campus. A lift is located behind the staircase and will take you to directly outside the Library entrance, where you will find an automatic door allowing you access to Library One.


There is on-site parking for permit holders and blue-badge holders only. There is no visitor parking available although it may be possible to arrange on an ad-hoc basis. However, there are also several pay and display car parks within easy walking distance of the campus (the nearest can be found at North Walls) and an excellent park and ride service.


Wheelchair accessible toilets are located on the ground floor of the Westside building, just adjacent to the staircase. There are also toilets on the first floor where the Library is situated.

Fire and Emergency Procedures

In the event of a fire, you will hear a loud continuous alarm and should leave the building immediately via the nearest fire exit. Library staff will direct you towards the exit and you are then required to move towards the fire assembly point which is at the entrance to Riverside Park.

First Aid

There is no designated first-aider present in the Library, however there are a number of staff located within the Westside building that have first-aid training. If you find yourself in difficulty please report to the Loans Desk or one of the Library offices and a member of staff will contact a first-aider immediately. 

Please refer to the accessibility information for Winchester School of Art Library which is provided on the DisabledGo website.

Services and Resources

Retrieval of material

Any member of staff can help you retrieve material e.g. from top shelves. Please contact us if you require ongoing assistance when you use the Library.

Induction and tours

Other sites have a named point of contact who will discuss support which can be offered to enable you to make best use of the Library. Please refer to the Contacts Section, and do not hesitate to seek assistance should you require it. Assistance is available within service hours, and an individual tour may be arranged.

Enabling Services (Dyslexia Support)

Enabling services offer support to students with dyslexia and dyspraxia at WSA. For students registered with Enabling Services, additional help can be offered within the library, ranging from locating library materials for your studies, and help with research and academic skills. Please ask your dyslexia practitioner about this service.

Assistive Technology Service (ATS)

ATS staff can provide or arrange a wide range of services, including tuition for using software, liasing with specialist librarians, helping with DSA applications and solving technical problems. ATS facilities at WSA are located in Room 2070 Eastside, and Library staff can offer ATS students additional help when needed. Please enquire at the Loans Desk or contact us.

Library Service Disability Contacts

There are contact details for staff at each library site below.

Avenue Library

Liesbeth Meilink

023 8059 5432


Hartley Library

Jon Richards

023 8059 5482


Health Services Library

Bernie Boakes

023 8059 6541


Language Resource Centre

Nick Gates

023 8059 3979


National Oceanographic Library

Peter Martin

023 8059 6113


Winchester School of Art

Judith Russell

023 8059 6982


Site Specific Accessibility Information

Below is accessibility information for specific libraries:

Library & Learning Commons, Avenue

Hartley Library

Health Services Library (HSL)

National Oceanographic Library (NOL)

Winchester School of Art (WSA)