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Reception

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There are several reception points in the Library:

  1. Porters lodge/Ticket Office (under the arch adjacent to Catte Street),
  2. Main entrance (located behind the Statue): there are two entry points and manned reception desks at either end of the lobby,
  3. Lower Reading Room: Library enquiry desk located in the north wing,
  4. Upper Reading Room: Library enquiry desk located in the north wing.

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Stairs

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There are two staircases located either side of the Proscholium (the hall behind the statue).

These are wooden staircases with a continous handrail on the left hand side as you ascend.

There are nosings on the steps.

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Doors

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The internal doors in the library have window panes.

The doors are on spring closures.

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library

Reading Rooms

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The reading rooms are well lit and spacious. Natural corridors follow the edges of the room.

There are occasional obstacles with steps, ladders and bins.

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Accessible Computers

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There are computers located throughout the library.

gift shop

Gift Shop

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There is a small gift shop located off the main quad.

The entrance is level access and the doors are held open.

There is plenty of space between tables and shelves and the till counter is low.

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cafe

Café

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There is a small café, located off the quad (see the floor plan).

It is ramped (wooden ramp with a small lip) and the furniture is not fixed and is suitable for all!

The counter is quite high but the staff are very vigilant and helpful.

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adapted furniture

Specialist equipment

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2 x Height adjustable desks (Lower Reading Room)

4 x Height adjustable desks (Upper Reading Room)

4 x Height adjustable desks (Gladstone Link)

5 x Coloured acetate sheets.

1 x Daylight Lamp

2 x  CCTV Magnifiers (one fixed, one portable)

5 x Magnifiers 

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At a glance

On-site disabled parking spaces 0
Parking nearby (within 200m) Blue Badge
Main entrance Not level
Alternative entrance (level access) Yes
Door entry Powered
Direct contact to lodge Yes
Number of floors 3
Accessible toilets 1
Lift to all floors Yes
Hearing support system Yes