Cairns Library

Cairns Library is home to materials for University of Oxford Medical Sciences Division and the Oxford University Hospitals NHS Trust

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All areas within the library are accessible.



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There are disabled bays throughout the hospital site; the most useful bays are located near the entrance to the academic centre (blue badge)

The parking is complex around the site as there are some blue badge bays that are free to use, whereas other disabled parking is chargeable. Please study the link below carefully:

Parking at the JR site

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The easiest way to get to the Cairns Library is via the academic centre:

Pass through the automatic doors, in front of you is a lift and stairs, go up one floor and exit left.

Follow the long corridor until you reach a corner.  In front of you are two large doors with a circular window - this is the entrance to the library.

There is a reception desk and two additional doors, one for entry and one for exit.  

They are swipe card controlled although the staff can open them if you have trouble reaching or your card is not registered.

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There is a lift located in the academic centre.

There are additional lifts located in the main building if this one is out of order.

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Accessible toilets

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There is an accessible toilet on same floor within George Pickering Education Centre (down the long corridor).

Another is located on the ground floor (see floor plan). 

As you face the lift turn left and head through the double doors towards the lecture theatre.  

The toilet is situated on the right hand side.

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Hearing support system

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There is a portable hearing loop, which can be collected from the enquiries desk.

opening hours

Opening hours

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Opening times

24 hour access, 7 days a week

Term time

Staffed hours
Monday to Friday 9.00-19.00
Wednesday 10.00-19.00


Inaccessible areas

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Good news!  There aren't any.


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At a glance

On-site disabled parking spaces 0
Parking nearby (within 200m) Pay and Display
Main entrance Level
Alternative entrance (level access) Yes
Door entry Manual
Direct contact to reception No
Number of floors 1
Accessible toilets 1
Lift to all floors Yes
Hearing support system Yes