You will need your student or staff ID card to gain entrance to the Language Centre. If you don’t have such a card, please use the buzzer to speak to our reception.

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Language Centre tutors and staff will take proactive steps to accommodate Language Centre users who have disability access requirements to the best of our ability, including scheduling classes in the two accessible classrooms.

So we can do our best to assist you, please send us an e-mail to before your visit or phone us on +44(0)1865 283360.

Disabled access to the Language Centre is limited as there is no lift and there is a small set of steps down to the main entrance. However, access is available through two further doors which open onto the Woodstock Road: one requires the manual positioning of a ramp from the pavement, but the other allows level access into the Centre.

There are two accessible classrooms on the ground floor, classrooms 101 and 102, and a wheeled, height-adjustable desk for use with a wheelchair is available.

There are two accessible toilets on the ground floor. One is next to classrooms 101 and 102, and the other is just off the main open-plan area.

There is currently no disabled parking available.

For further information on the Language Centre’s accessibility, please consult the University’s Access Guide.

The Language Centre’s tutors and staff are always happy to help and the Language Centre aims to accommodate students to the best of our ability, including scheduling classes in our two accessible classrooms where possible. Please make sure you let Language Centre staff know of any needs you have as soon as you enrol, by emailing or phoning +44 (0)1865 283360.

The library is committed to the Common Framework for Supporting Disabled Students. For more information, contact the Librarian by e-mail at There is also information provided by the Bodleian Libraries


Almost all books, CDs and videos are on open access shelves. Books are shelved alphabetically by language. New acquisitions since 2007 have shelf marks with bigger fonts.

Users with mobility difficulties

There is no lift in the Language Centre and the library is on the second floor. Library staff can bring books to the ground floor and/or assist in removing books from the library shelves.

Visual and reading support

There are magnifiers, coloured papers and acetates available in the library. New acquisitions since 2007 have shelf marks with bigger fonts. Fetching books, photocopying or scanning, enlarging items by photocopying etc. can very easily be accommodated by library staff. Extended borrowing rights can be allowed.

Hearing support

There are no specific facilities for readers with hearing impairments. However, the library collection has material in several sign languages, including BSL (British Sign Language).

Other support

Food and drink in a re-sealable container can be allowed in certain circumstances.

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Contact us

12 Woodstock Road
Phone: 01865 283360