English Faculty Library Page 2

reception

Enquiry desk

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The information desk is just beyond the access gates at the main entrance to the library. The library desk has a lowered section at the far end with a small amount of kneehole space, and an induction loop in place. The reception is staffed during opening hours.

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stairs

Stairs

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There are stairs connecting the main reading room with the upper gallery area. As you enter the library the stairs are on the left just before the enquiry desk. The stairs have contrasting nosings and hand rails either side. The stairs are slightly too wide for most people to use both handrails at the same time. 

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doors

Doors

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The main door, and access controlled gates into the library are powered. The main door has a full height vision panel. The access gates are glass with no contrasting edges so people with a visual impairment will need to take care here.

If using the lift you will need to go into the staff room which has a manual door with full height vision panel.

Most of the library is open plan so there are very few doors to navigate.

The Computer Room has a manual door with a full height vision panel. This door is very heavy; staff are happy to help if needed. 

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library

Reading Rooms

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The main reading room is all open plan, level access and spacious with plenty of seating and adequate space between shelving. Desks are fixed although chairs can be moved as needed.

The upper gallery area is also open plan, level access and spacious. This also has plenty of seating and space between shelving. Again, desks are fixed although chairs can be moved as needed.

The library is bright and well lit throughout. 

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Computer Room

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The Computer Room is in the far corner of the main reading room of the library (opposite the enquiry desk). The door is heavy and some people may require assistance to use it, staff are happy to help. The room has many computers available for use. Desks are fixed and have plenty of kneehole space underneath. There is also one height adjustable desk; this is manually operated but staff will be happy to help if needed.

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adapted furniture

Specialist equipment

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There is an electrically operated height adjustable desk, and ergonomic chair on the upper gallery level. This is located in between the top of the stairs and the lift. There is a manually operated height adjustable desk in the computer room.

Please ask at the Enquiry Desk if you would like to use any of this equipment. 

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At a glance

On-site disabled parking spaces 4
Parking nearby (within 200m) Blue Badge
Main entrance Not level
Alternative entrance (level access) Yes
Door entry Powered
Direct contact to lodge Intercom
Number of floors 2
Accessible toilets 1
Lift to all floors Yes
Hearing support system Yes