Sackler Library

Sackler Library is home to collections in Archaeology, Art History, and Classics (Ancient History and Literature).

Sackler library main entrance viewed from St John Street.

All areas within the library are accessible.

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Parking

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There is parking nearby:

2 Blue Badge spaces on St John St.

10 Blue Badge spaces on Beaumont St.

Oxford city center blue badge parking map (725kb)

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Entrances

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The main external entrance (level access) has two large wooden doors (heavy) there is swipe card access and a door bell to request assistance for those with a disability.

This leads to a lobby where there is a porters lodge, two locker areas, and a toilet (both accessible and standard).

Once in inside the library there is a card swipe to pass through turnstile.  The timing of the gates opening is somewhat quick for those with mobility issues.

Upon exiting there is a push button to open doors between library entrance and the external lobby.

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Lifts

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There is one lift located at the rear of the library.

The lift lobby is via some double doors (not powered)

The lift entrance has a button panel on the left hand side, with Braille markings and large buttons.

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Accessible toilets

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There are two accessible toilets located within the Sackler Library:

There is one located in the lobby on the ground floor (prior to entering the main library).

There is an additional one on the second floor.

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Standard toilets

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There are three standard toilet blocks located within the Sackler Library:

There are Men's and Women's toilets located in the lobby on the ground floor (prior to entering the main library) directly ahead of the door that you enter through.  There are also Men's and Women's toilets off the ground floor reading room (adjacent to the photocopier room).

Next to the second floor meeting room are Men's and Women's toilets, as well as a toilet for all genders.  There are additional Men's and Women's toilets down a small corridor by one of the staircases.

See floor plans for detailed locations.

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Hearing support system

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There are three fixed hearing loops located at:

  1. Porters reception desk,
  2. Issue desk ground floor and,
  3. Second floor enquiry desk.
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Opening hours

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Term time

Monday-Friday 9.00-22.00
Saturday 10.00-17.00
Sunday Closed.

Vacation time

Monday-Friday 9.00-22.00
Saturday 10.00-17.00
Sunday Closed.

Closed

Christmas Eve to New Year's Day
Good Friday to Easter Monday.
August Bank Holiday weekend.
The preceding Saturday, Monday and Tuesday of St Giles Fair and the preceding Saturday.

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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) Blue Badge
Main entrance Level
Door entry Manual
Direct contact to lodge Doorbell
Number of floors 4
Accessible toilets 2
Lift to all floors Yes
Hearing support system Yes