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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.

Lift access

There is lift access via the ground floor Café Library entrance on Library Road. Take the lift to the first floor. Disabled access is via a security entrance near the Welcome Point.

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.

Access to floors

Closed wide access door on floor 2 extension Open wide access door on floor 2 extension

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.

The Library has two silent study rooms on floor 2 extension. The wide access doors, pictured left, have push button operation.

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


Inside a disabled toilet Floor 1 toilet area

Floor 2 extension corridor and disabled toilet

Toilets with wheelchair access, shown above (top left), are available on floor 1, shown above (top), floor 3, floor 4 and floor 5. There are also 2 standalone toilets with wheelchair access - located on the floor 2 extension, shown above (bottom) and on the floor 3 extension.


Guide dog

Assistance dogs are welcome in the building with their owners.

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.