Disability services

Disability services

We want to provide equal access to our services and collections for all students. We work closely with the Disability Team who can give you confidential advice and support on a full range of services. If you contact them they can help you, and us, find the best way to meet your needs.

Help getting books

For blind and visually impaired students, those with limited mobility, and others referred by the Disability Team.  
To have books collected for you:

  • check Discover to make sure they are not out on loan. If they are, you can place holds so that they are kept for you when they are returned
  • for books on the shelves, please send your reading list to the Library Disability Team at libdis@gcu.ac.uk. We will contact you when the books are ready to be collected

If you can’t collect your books within two days please contact us to make another arrangement. You can get immediate help to get up to six books, 9.00 am – 3.45 pm, Monday to Friday - ask at The Library Desk.

Other help

Ask at The Library Desk for help using Discover, or anything else you need. The Disability Team has a range of assistive software which is available to GCU students. The library has a reading room with assistive software and devices. It is located on level 2.


There are power assisted doors at the main entrance of the Saltire Centre for wheelchair users and users with limited mobility. The main lift is in the tower and there are disabled toilets on all floors. You will need a radar key to use the toilets. Please contact the Disability Team 0141 273 1371.  


For more information please contact The Library Desk on 0141 273 1000 or email the Library Disability Team