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Physical access

Physical access to the Library including details of parking provision, lifts, toilets and assistance dogs.

Disabled parking bays on Library Road Disabled parking bays by the Humanities building

Two disabled parking spaces are available next to the Library on Library Road, five spaces are available opposite the Humanities building.

See also central car parking information.

There is lift access via the ground floor Café Library entrance on Library Road. Take the lift to the first floor. There are two alternative accessible entrances (if the lift is out of order).

You will need to scan your university card to open the gates. There is a wider gate nearest the Welcome Point desk.

If you have any problems, the staff member on the Welcome Point will be happy to you help you.

If the ground floor lift opposite Library Café is out of order we have two alternative accessible routes to the Library.

A map showing the Chemistry building and the Library

Access via the Chemistry building

You can access the first floor of the Library through the Chemistry building, across Library bridge. The ground floor entrance is under the bridge, and the lift is on the left as you enter the building.

If you are unable to use the stairs under the bridge, follow the route below.

1) Leave the library and turn left, past the stairs leading up to the bridge, towards the Ramphal building and cross Library Road opposite the Ramphal building.

2) Turn along the path in front of the Chemistry building.

3) Enter the Chemistry building through the main entrance underneath the bridge.

4) The lifts are to your left as you enter. Take the lift to the First Floor.

5) Turn right and cross the bridge to enter the library.

Access via the Staff entrance

You can access the library through the Ground Floor entrance at the rear of the building.

1. Leave the library and turn left, past the stairs leading up to the bridge, towards the Ramphal building. Turn left, past the Library Cafe.

Library stairs
Area by the side of the Library cafe

2. Follow the building, then take the first left.

The entrance is under the bridge. Use the yellow telephone to contact staff for access.

Once inside, use the lift on the right to gain access to the library.

Entrance to the back of the Library
Yellow telephone on the wall on the Library by the staff entrance

The Library contains five floors, plus an extension building on floor 2 and floor 3.

Lifts are located in the central lobby area of floor 1. These give access to floor 2, floor 3, floor 4 and floor 5.

A separate lift is available over the bridge on the floor 2 extension, to take you to the floor 3 extension.

If you require any assistance finding your way around, please ask a member of Library staff.

  Dogs

A black labrador guide dog

Assistance dogs are welcome in the building with their owners.

A wheelchair is available for customers use within the Library. Please ask a member of staff at the Helpdesk or Welcome Point. To reserve in advance, please email library at warwick dot ac dot uk.

Toilets

Ground floor

Accessible toilet within gender neutral toilets

  • Left hand transfer space
  • Exposed cistern
  • Sanitary bin

In addition to the accessible toilet, there is also a family room and ambulant toilet within the gender neutral toilets.

First floor

Accessible toilet within female toilets

Please note: the toilets are behind two lobby doors.

  • Left hand transfer space
  • Exposed cistern

Second floor

Accessible toilet within male toilets

Please note: the toilets are behind two lobby doors.

  • Right hand transfer space
  • Exposed cistern

Second floor extension

Single accessible toilet

  • Right hand transfer space
  • No shelf or exposed cistern

Third floor extension

Single accessible toilet

  • Right hand transfer space
  • No shelf or exposed cistern

Fourth floor

Accessible toilet within male toilets

Please note: the toilets are behind two lobby doors.

  • Right hand transfer space
  • Exposed cistern

Fifth floor

Accessible toilet within female toilets

Please note: the toilets are behind two lobby doors.

  • Right hand transfer space
  • Exposed cistern

Please feedback any comments you have about our existing service for students with disabilities or learning differences. We are always interested to hear about equipment, assistive-software or services that may assist you with accessing the Library and its resources.