You said: You wanted the College to offer more academic support

  • The Library has opened a new Accessibility Centre for students with disabilities and dyslexia. It can be found on the first floor and is for the use of students registered with Birkbeck’s Disability and Dyslexia Service. 

You said: The College could offer better services to support your experience

  • We no longer fine students with disabilities if they have overdue books.
  • We have now enabled all the printers in the library to scan. There is no charge but you need to have some credit in your print account.
  • The Library now pays a subscription for Sensus Access, the self-service document conversion programme which allows users to upload inaccessible documents (such as image PDFs) and converts them into accessible formats (such as Word). 
  • We have reconfigured Library access gate so that you can now simply 'touch in' with your Birkbeck ID card.
  • Following the recent survey of students we have relaxed our rules to allow drinks (except alcohol).
  • Birkbeck students and staff who forget their Library card can now borrow books as long as they have obtained a day pass from the kiosk at the entrance and can show other valid ID.