The Wroclaw University Library - a friendly place for the disabled (12 Joliot-Curie St., Wrocław)
Separated and marked parking places for people with disabilities are located in front of the Library building near the employee entrance, which can also be used by people with disabilities, moving on crutches or on wheelchairs. Security personnel is available to help you reach a comfortable elevator that will take you to Level 0, which you can be used to reach the selected circulation department's agenda via the next lift route.
Amenities in the Library building:
Spacious library lobbies, doors without thresholds and comfortable elevators marked in the Braille alphabet make movement in the building easier for disabled people in wheelchairs and visually impaired. At the Library's Information Point, at level 0, the librarian will help and answer all your questions.
The toilets have also been adapted for use by people with disabilities, are marked in Braille alphabet and are on every level. In the circulation departments (reading rooms, informatory, free access to the collections area) workstations with raised table tops have been prepared and wide spaces between shelves have been provided, which facilitate access to the person on the wheelchair.
Using collections – amenities:
Users with proven disabilities have at their disposal in circulation departments (Main Reading Room in WUL's building on K. Szajnochy 7/9 St. and in the Current and Archive Periodicals Reading Room, Silesian Collection Reading Room, Special Collections' Reading Room as well as in the Informatory in WUL's building on F. Joliot-Curie 12 St.) computer workstations adapted to be operated by people with hearing and sight dysfunction (magnification software for monitors, voice reader for selected text, Braille keyboard) and stationary magnifiers for enlarging the text.
Students of the University of Wrocław with proven disabilities also have the opportunity to obtain the right to use licensed electronic resources outside the University of Wrocław (via the proxy server) on the same rights as employees and participants of doctoral studies at the University of Wrocław.
Lending of collections:
Users with disabilities have the right to appoint a representative who will lend and prolonge library materials on their behalf (in accordance with the Rules of Collection Circulation in the Wroclaw University Library, § 50.2-3). Users with disabilities also have the statutory right to borrow a larger number of publications and for a longer time (§57.1 of the Rules).