Disability Studies Catalogue

Welcome to the South Dublin Libraries Disability Studies catalogue

South Dublin Libraries aim to promote and provide accessible services to all library users.  The public library service is an important focal point at the heart of the local community and aims to be pro-active and dynamic in addressing its varied needs, particularly in the areas of information, culture and heritage, literature and lifelong learning.

We are aware that providing access to disabled people must go much further than merely providing ramps, Braille, Loops and providing information in a variety of formats. Therefore the aim of this Disability Studies catalogue is to share information about disability that is not impairment specific or focused on medical issues - to share rights based writing, from disabled and non-disabled academics and activists who work within a social policy rights based mindset.

The aim of the Disability Studies online resources list is to provide access to the writings and other works of those disability activists, writers and allies whose work may no longer be easily accessible in the public domain.

As publications become available we will add them to the catalogue.

Disability Studies Catalogue

Many key publications have now gone out of print however many of these plus additional resources are available from the online resources list below. If you know of books / online resources that you believe we should add please let us know about them. Please let us know by e-mailing South Dublin Libraries.


Online Resources

University of Leeds Centre for Disability Studies Archive

National Disability Authority Library

Nordic Network on Disability Research

Institute on Independent Living - Library

Disability Studies Quarterly – Journal

Museum of Disability History – Virtual Museum

Disability and Society – Journal *

Disability and Sexuality – Journal *

* A paid subscription to the publisher is required for full access to this Journal. However you may be able to access individual articles via the National Disability Authority Library. If you are a student your school / university may have access available for students