University of Brighton Library

University of Brighton Library

​University of Brighton Library, The university has five libraries, one on each campus, each different in terms of building size and the selection of printed books and journals, but you’ll find study spaces, computers, and printing facilities in all of them.
Online Library provides access to thousands of ebooks, databases and full text journals – most accessible from anywhere with an internet connection.
University of Brighton Library, Each library has a team of staff that includes Information Advisers, User Services Librarians and Resource Assistants, led by the Information Services Manager. Their purpose is to make sure that the services and the resources that we provide support your needs at university.
If you need any help, talk to a member of staff at the library Help Desk, or look out for one of our student helpers. They’ll be wearing a distinctive blue t-shirt. If you are interested in becoming a student helper you can find out more information here.
We value your feedback, so if you have any comments or suggestions about our services, good or bad, then please email your site library.

Commitment to accessibility

We are committed to improving the accessibility of the library catalogue to all users. Accessibility is reviewed as part of the continual development of the catalogue, and feedback from users is welcomed via the link at the top of the page.

The catalogue is developed to conform to the World Wide Web Consortium (W3C) Web Accessibility Initiative (WAI) Web Content Accessibility Guidelines version 2.0 (WCAG 2.0), with compliance at level double-A.

This page describes the key accessibility features of the library catalogue to help those who wish to make use of them.

‘Skip to content’ link

Each page of the site includes a hidden link that enables assistive technology such as screen readers to jump directly to the main content of that page.

Text size and style

You can customise your browser settings to make changes to the site appearance to suit your needs. This may include text size, text colour and background colour.

Usually these settings can be found via the “Tools” or “View” menus, under “Internet Options”, “Options” or “Text size”. It is likely that you will be able to increase and decrease text size by holding down Ctrl and pressing + or -.

Moving around

If you have difficulty using a mouse, you can use the Tab key to move around all the links, input boxes and buttons on each page. To move back, hold the Shift key and press Tab. To activate a link or a button, press the Enter key. You can also use the Page Up and Page Down keys to move the page to the area you want to read.

Assistive technology

Assistive technology can help if you have a visual impairment.

Screen readers are software programs that present images and text as speech. A screen reader will speak everything on the screen, including buttons and menus. The catalogue has not yet been tested with any screen reader software. Compliance with the Web Content Accessibility Guidelines will mean that it should work with most screen readers.

Other assistive technologies include screen enlargers or magnifiers, speech or voice recognition, speech synthesisers, refreshable braille displays and braille embossers. You can find more information about these technologies and other aspects of accessibility at the RNIB Web Access Centre.