Sackler Library Page 2



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There is a porter’s lodge in the lobby, prior to entering the library.

Once in the library:

The main library inquiry desk is directly in front of the turnstiles.

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There are two staircases located at either side of the rotunda. 

The stair wells are artificially lit and have black carpeting with black nosing.

The south stairs have light blue carpet with light grey contrasting nosing. 

There is a wooden railing following the centralised railings (left hand side as you ascend the stairs).

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The doors within the Sackler Library are mostly wooden held on closing hinges often with windows at eye height creating a visual barrier. 

Caution should be exercised when using doors in popular areas.

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Reading Rooms

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Each floor is a rotunda, the central portion of the room is shelving with desk spaces adjacent to the exterior wall of the rotunda.

There is a clear and wide space (corridor) between desk space and library space.

Rolling stacks are situated on all floors apart from the ground floor.  Caution should exercised when moving stacks. 

In addition there are often floor obstacles such as step ladders and book trolleys that may present problems for mobility impaired and those with visual impairments.

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Accessible Computers

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There are computers located on each floor (no height adjustable desk).

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adapted furniture

Specialist equipment

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2 x height adjustable desks.

5 x Coloured acetate sheets.

2 x Ergonomic chair

1 x Daylight lamp

1 x Magnifier


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At a glance

On-site disabled parking spaces 0
Parking nearby (within 200m) Blue Badge
Main entrance Level
Door entry Automatic
Direct contact to lodge Intercom
Number of floors 5
Accessible toilets 2
Lift to all floors Yes
Hearing support system Yes