The Vere Harmsworth library is spread over three floors and a mezzanine (these are marked G, 1, M and 2 on the lift).
G - The lowest level of the library is accessed from the ground floor through the double doors on the left hand side of the main foyer area. This contains some stacks and communal pc workstations. The chairs are moveable, and although there are no height adjustable desks, most wheelchairs will fit underneath. There is an ergonomic chair and a height-adjustable desk on this floor.
1 - On the first floor exit the lift and walk along the gallery to get to the reading room. This has desks with moveable chairs and lamps, but no computers.
M - The mezzanine level contains carrels and stacks. Some of the individual carrels are allocated to particular research and postgraduate students, although others are available for general use when no postgraduates need them. These have small gates which are easy to open, although space inside is limited. The aisles on the mezzanine area are reasonably wide, although please watch out for kickstools and book trolleys. You may need to start walking into the aisle between the stacks to trigger the lighting.
2 - The second floor of the library contains more stacks and the quiet study area, as well as the special needs study room. Again, you might need to start walking between the stacks in order to trigger the lighting. The quiet study area is on the far side of the stacks, nearest to the large window. The desks here are not very wide, but they should be a comfortable height for most wheelchair users. Space behind the desks may be limited due to concrete pillars.
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