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Services for disabled users

Photocopy cards and document borrowing

On request, some university libraries provide disabled users with a photocopy card for use on the libraries copiers. This card can be obtained from your library circulation desk.

These users also benefit from loan conditions adapted to their needs (number of loans, extension) in all libraries.

Disability exception to copyright applied to libraries (PLATON)

Aix-Marseille University libraries are participating in the PLATON system, which implements the handicap exception to copyright applied to public libraries.

Although academic resources are still relatively under-represented on the platform, this exception enables its beneficiaries (students and staff of Aix-Marseille University) to ask their libraries for access to works in versions adapted to their disability(ies) when these have been deposited on the PLATON platform, managed by the Bibliothèque nationale de France.

To find out more and/or benefit from this scheme, please contact your nearest library or write directly to

Equipment offered by the various BUs

  • Canebière

    • Internal elevators and access ramp
    • A remote enlarger in the reading room
    • PRM-accessible group work room
  • Fenouillères BU

    A computer with :

    • A dual screen with one screen containing a magnifying glass for enlarged viewing on the 2nd screen;
    • A large-character keyboard;
    • An NVDA (Non Visual Desktop Access) text-to-speech screen reader for listening to what is displayed on the screen;
    • A remote magnifier.

    For hearing-impaired users, magnetic induction loops are installed at reception, at information desks and in training rooms.

  • BU Saint-Charles

    • An elevator to access the library ground floor and associated intercom system
    • A large-print keyboard and remote enlarger, located in the multimedia area
  • BU Saint-Jérôme/Inspé de Marseille

    Stairlift outside the library

  • BU Schuman law

    In an adapted workroom on the garden level (reserved access):

    • A height-adjustable electric table for people with reduced mobility;
    • A scanner;
    • A computer with JAWS, ZoomText, NVDA (Non Visual Desktop Access) and Omnipage OCR software;
    • A Vocatex remote magnifier with voice synthesis;
    • Equipment manuals.

For any information or access request, please write to

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