Contact Details

Bodleian Social Science Library
Manor Road Building
Manor Road
Oxford
OX1 3UQ
01865 271093

Access Enquiries:

Mr Craig Finlay

01865 271071

Floor Plans

SSL Floor Plan (379kb)

Social Sciences Library Page 2

reception

Reception

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There are two main reception areas:

There is a reception desk located directly on the left hand side as you enter the main foyer space. The desk is behind a concrete plinth thus not lowered.

Once inside the library there is a long reception desk that is lowered.

There are fixed and portable hearing loops located here.

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stairs

Stairs

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As the library is located on the ground floor there are no stairs and the entire library is level access.

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doors

Doors

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The library has very few doors as it is open plan.  The main entrance doors are sliding power doors.  Any other internal doors are large black doors without a visual panel, although all are attached to glazed rooms (with blinds), therefore some caution is recommended.

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library

Reading Rooms

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The entirety of the library (bar seminar rooms and carrels) is one large reading room. It is open plan, divided by shelving and workstations.  It is well lit with natural light and has vibrant high contrast furniture.  Some of the shelving is quite high and may require assistance to reach books. One additional point is that some of the plug sockets are located within floor panels that might be hard for wheelchair users to access.

If you require a quiet working space, there are a handful of carrels.  Contact the disability librarian if you have this requirement: craig.finlay@bodleian.ox.ac.uk

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seminar room

Seminar Rooms

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There are four seminar rooms located at the rear of the library.  These have moveable furniture to accomodate different requirements and all are accessible.  However, three of them are for postgraduate use only.  There are also two Discussion Rooms and an IT Training Room which all members are welcome to use, although these can only be booked in advance by members of the Social Sciences Division. 

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it

Accessible Computers

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There are two main computer clusters located in the Library.  One of these is adjacent to the first set of book shelves and another located in the seminar room at the back of the library. 

All are level access although beware of floor hazards such as bins and step ladders.

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common room

Common Rooms

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There is a common room located on the first floor (adjacent to the cafe), for those that need level access it will be necessary to get an escort with the porters who will take you up in the lift and through some office space.

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cafe

Cafe

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There is a cafe located on the first floor, for those that need level access it will be necessary to get an escort with the porters who will take you up in the lift and through some office space.

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adapted furniture

Specialist equipment

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2 x Height adjustable desks.

5 x Coloured acetate sheets.

A selection of task lights and desk lamps, hands-free magnifiers and headphones.

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At a glance

On-site disabled parking spaces 4
Parking nearby (within 200m) Pay and Display
Main entrance Level
Alternative entrance (level access) Yes
Door entry Powered
Direct contact to reception Intercom
Number of floors 1
Accessible toilets 1
Lift to all floors No
Hearing support system Yes