Disability Supports


MTU Libraries are committed to providing equal and equitable access to high-quality services and facilities for all users. The Bishopstown campus library offers a range of services and assistive technologies for users with disabilities or learning differences.


Getting to know your library

Library tours and orientation are offered to all new students at the beginning of the year. If you have any  needs that we should be aware of please let us know in advance and we will do our best to accommodate you.  Alternatively, if you would prefer a personal orientation, please e-mail us and we'll be happy to meet with you for an individual introduction to the library and a confidential discussion about how the library can best support you.


Library Catalogue

If you would like assistance with searching the library catalogue, library staff will be happy to help you. Please ask at the Library Information Desk or click here to e-mail us.


Getting Books from shelves

If you require assistance with getting books or other materials from the library’s shelves, we will be happy to help you with this.  Please ask staff at the Information Desk.  Alternatively, we offer a Click & Collect Service.


SensusAccess File Conversion Software

SensusAccess is a file conversion tool which uses a simple webform. SensusAccess allows you to convert files into the format which is most accessible and useful to you. This might be lecture notes into an mp3 to listen to on the go, scanned book pages into searchable PDFs to be used with text to speech software, or lecture slides into text to be read and adjusted on an E-Reader.

SensusAccess supports text in multiple languages and can be a great resource for language learning – you can even listen along to your readings.

You can use SensusAccess to convert documents:

– If you own the copyright
– If it’s your own work
– If you have permission from the copyright owner
– If the copyright has expired
– If it’s for someone with a print disability.

Start using SensusAccess


Audio Induction Loop

There is an audio induction loop (AFILS) at the Information Desk.  You will need to turn your hearing aid to the T position to use it.


Height Adjustable Desks

There are two height adjustable desks located in the Library Reference Area on the ground floor of the Library, please ask library staff at the issue desk if you'd like a demonstration.


Library Elevator

There is an elevator located within the Bishopstown campus library. This lift gives access to the first and second floors of the Library.


MTU Disability Support Services

Access the MTU Disability Support Service website for additional information on college wide facilities & supports.


MTU Assistive Technology Resources

Access the MTU Assistive Technology Resources YouTube channel for a comprehensive selection of video tutorials higlighting key online resources.


MTU Access Service

The MTU Access Service aims to ensure widened enrolment in MTU from under-represented groups. The Service aims to lead the way in high quality, professional and responsive access provision. This is achieved through a strong commitment to education and social inclusion principles and by working in partnership with all key stakeholders. Access the MTU Access Service website here


A guide to accessing MTU Disability Support Service supports - Cork campus 2021/2022