University Library System
University Library System

Books in alternative format

What we do

The service supports students with severe disabilities, visually impaired, blind and those diagnosed with dyslexia. We provide exam papers, books and articles in an alternative format.


Our services

  • Supplying material in digital format when available
  • Converting print textbooks into digital format
  • Interlibrary loan for recovering texts or items not found in our University libraries


Our users

Students registered to the Disability and Dyslexia Service of the University of Padua, according to the Marrakesh Treaty.


How we work

Please fill out the online form (ITA) to make a request.

You can also write an e-mail to to make a request.

Delivery times are strictly subject to the number of requests received.

It is recommended to send your requests well in advance to allow us to provide the material in time.

Please note that the service is subject to the signing of the release that claims not to sell the material received in digital format to third parties and not to keep a copy.


SensusAccess: alternate media made easy

A self-service convertion of web pages and files into alternative multimedia formats, improving their accessibility.


Alternative Format Documents Desk

Meeting with staff members is available by appointment. Please write an e-mail to


Alternative Format Documents Desk

PSICO 2 building (room 4R), via Venezia 12/2 - 35131 Padua