The main door into the library lobby is powered and access controlled. The access control card reader is set at 100 cm – 109 cm from the floor. The exit push button is set at 103 cm. The door opens to 107 cm.
The door from the lobby into the library is on a moderately heavy closer. Some people may find this door difficult to manage. The door opens to 105 cm. Inside the library the security gates are 90 cm wide. There is a lowered counter area at the reception desk which is 78 cm from the floor. The carpet is low pile and there is plenty of room to manoeuvre a wheelchair.
The North and South Seminar Rooms are on the first floor and can only be reached by using the spiral staircases in the main room along with any books held on the first floor.
The staircases between the ground and first floors have open risers and only one handrail. People with visual and ambulant mobility impairments may have difficulty managing these stairs.
The librarians are happy to provide a retrieval service for people unable to access the first floor or the higher or lower shelves.
The library also has an adjustable height desk and magnifiers for readers to borrow.
The Derek Davies Law Library
The Derek Davies Law Library is in the Bernard Sunley Building and can be reached by using stairs or the platform lift in. The access control for the door is 114 cm – 124 cm from the floor. There is space for a wheelchair to manoeuvre in this room.
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