Disabled students library support

Accessibility software available in University Libraries

We have bookable accessible study rooms in both libraries which has the latest accessibility software on pre installed computers that are housed on height-adjustable desks. For more details visit the Library website.

Digital Messaging Services 

A Digital Messaging Service (DMS) is a mass notification system than can send emergency text messages to people who have subscribed to the free service.

The main use of the DMS is to send alerts to people with hearing impairments that the fire/emergency alarm has sounded in the building they are using. In limited situations the system may also be used to alert users to alarm tests, emergency exercises, or other emergency situations relating to the building.

How it works: 

    Users text a location code and will receive a reply confirming they are registered.

    The text will contain a link where users can choose an alert preference including text, email or voice.

    When the alarm is activated the user will receive an emergency alert straight to their mobile phone.

How to register:

Text the library building CODE to the telephone number 07860017165

Harold Cohen Library code:          431       

Sydney Jones Library code:          423       

The DMS full guide, which highlights all the buildings where the system is available can be found following this link: https://www.liverpool.ac.uk/hr/diversityandequality/campusdisabilityaccess/dms/