Music, Faculty of

Department of Music - Teaching rooms, performance space and practice rooms, and the Music Faculty Library.

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The majority of the building, the ensemble room, and all teaching areas are accessible, but the first floor administrative and staff areas are not.  Wheelchair users may find access to the instrument stores and recording booths difficult.

 For more information on the Bate Collection of Musical Instruments, please see the separate page. 

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Parking

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The department has parking spaces in the faculty car park on Floyd’s Row.  These should be reserved in advance by contacting office@music.ox.ac.uk or (01865)286264.  Blue Badge parking is also available on Floyd’s Row. 

Oxford city centre blue badge parking map (725kb)

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Entrances

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The main entrance to the building is level access. To reach it, walk to the end of Floyd’s Row and turn right onto St Aldates.  The faculty will be on your right.  The main entrance is at the end of a gravel drive which might be tricky for some wheelchair users.

The building is accessed through two sets of double doors.  The first of these has no visual panel, but one side is held open during opening hours. The next set of doors has a visual panel, and is manually opened by swipe card access.  Both of these doorways are a bit narrow, and wheelchair users might need the second side opening.

There is an intercom on the left hand side of the main entrance which can be used to contact reception.  Reception is usually manned from 9.00-15.00, but other staff can also open the double doors.

The entrance to the Music practice block is level access, but users will need a fob to open the door.  Temporary fobs can be issued at reception. 

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Lifts

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There is one lift in the main part of the building, and two in the library.  The only part of the building which is not accessible by lift is the first floor of the main section (see floor plan), which contains staff and administrative offices.  All floors of the library are fully accessible by lift. 

An incline lift is used to get to the Bate Collection of Musical Instruments from inside the faculty, but the collection can also be accessed separately from St Aldates. 
In the library, there is a incline lift to the lower level, which houses the listening library, photocopy room, keyboards, and a computer cluster.  A platform lift is used to get to the first and second floors.  This lift door needs to be opened manually, and opens outwards.

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Accessible toilets

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The disabled toilet is on the ground floor. From the main lobby, go through the doors ahead, and then follow the corridor round to your right.  The toilet will be on your left hand side. 

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Standard toilets

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On the ground floor, leave the lobby by the door ahead of you, and follow the corridor round to your right.  The Women's will be on your left and the Men's on your right

On the first floor, there are both Men's and Women's standard toilets on the left hand side as you exit the common room.  These are on your right when you come up the main stairs. 

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Hearing support system

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The reception desk, Denis Arnold Hall and the library information desk all have fixed hearing loops.

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Opening hours

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Term time

Building:
Monday-Friday 7.30-23.00
Saturday 7.30-23.00
Sunday 7.30-23.00

Library:
Monday-Sunday 9.00-18.00

Vacation time

Building:
Monday-Friday 7.30-23.00
Saturday 7.30-23.00
Sunday 7.30-23.00

Library:
Monday-Sunday 9.00-18.00
Library:

Closed

Public Holidays
Christmas Eve to New Year's Day

Accessible Hours

Reception is staffed from 9.00-15.00. Swipe card access will be needed to access the building outside these hours.

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Inaccessible areas

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An area of the first floor which contains administrative and staff offices is not accessible for those who require level access.

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At a glance

On-site disabled parking spaces 1
Parking nearby (within 200m) Blue Badge
Main entrance Level
Door entry Manual
Direct contact to reception Intercom
Number of floors 3
Accessible toilets 1
Lift to all floors No
Hearing support system Yes