There are many accessible toilets around the main college site. There are accessible toilets in (or near) the library, Hall Building seminar rooms, JCR and college bar,MCR, SCR, Anniversary Building seminar rooms, Pavilion, dining hall and Jacqueline du Pré Music Building. See accessible bedrooms sections for details of en suite accessible facilities.
There are no accessible toilets in the gym, or in the Christina Barratt Building which has the Rosalind Hill Seminar Room.
See below for summary information.
Anniversary building contains Porters' Lodge, academic offices,MRC, seminar/meetingrooms, student bedrooms.
Accessible toilets on all floors of building.
All toilets are at least 1.5 m wide by 2.2 m deep.
Most toilets have the flush on the wrong side (non-transfer).
Most toilets have the sink too far from the toilet (hard to reach from toilet).
Most toilets have the tap on the wrong side of the sink (out of reach from toilet).
Toilets have good visual contrast.
1 accessible toilet on the lower ground floorin the JCR and college bar. This toilet is slightly undersized - 1.8 m wide by 1.9 m deep.
1 accessible toilet on the ground floor near the seminar rooms. This is up a short flight of stairs which has a wheelchair platform lift. This toilet is 2 m by 2.4 m and is also used for baby change facilities.
1 accessible toilet on the ground floor in the library. This toilet is slightly undersized - 1.8 m wide by 1.7 m deep.
1 accessible toilet on the groundfloornear the bar, a short distancefrom the auditorium.
This toilet is 1.5 m wide by 2.2 m deep.
1 accessible toilet on the ground floornear the dining hall, SCR and Canada Seminar Room. This toilet is undersized - 1.6m wide by 1.6 m deep.
Jacqueline du Pré Music Building
1 accessible toilet on the ground floor very close to the auditorium.
This toilet is slightly undersized - 1.5 m wide by 1.8 m deep and is also used for baby change facilities.
There is step free access to many areas of the college including Porters' Lodge, accessible bedrooms, library, JCR and college bar, MCR, SCR, most seminar/meeting rooms, Jacqueline du Pré Music Building, Gym and Pavilion.
See below for summary information about stairs around the college.
Many old buildings with a range of stairs.
Most stairs have handrails to one side only.
Some older stairs have wide bannisters which are harder to grip.
Stairs in Anniversary Building have handrails both sides (although only on one side around landings).
Most stairs have visual contrast on step edges.
Some stairs in Hall Building and South Building are carpeted.
The photo gallery shows some examples of stairs around the college.
This section is about the main college site. There are some off-site accommodation buildings not covered here.
Unlike many Oxford colleges, St Hilda's Collegedoes not have separate quads; all buildings can be accessed from the main grounds.
Step free access around most of the main college site (stepped access only to some areas of river frontage).
Step free access to all buildings on the main college site.
From the main entrance, the site slops gently downwards to the Pavilion, then slopes gently upwards to the South Building. This surface is step free, firm and level.
Beyond the South Building there are paths to accommodation buildings, the gym and the Jacqueline Du Pré Building. Path surfaces are generally paved, firm and level. Path to the gym is loose gravel. Path behind South Building has a short section of temporary plastic paving.
Paths in front of Hall Building and around gardens is hoggin - a mix of gravel, sand and clay that binds when compacted.
Path leading down to river frontage by Hall Building is moderately steep; surface is hoggin.
Stepped access only to river frontage by South Building. 3 sets of steps - one has handrail one side, one has no handrails, one is steep with handrails both sides.
The Library is in Hall Building on the main college site.
Step free entrance to Hall Building
• Entrance is on Cowley Place a short distance from the main entrance.
• Ramped and stepped access from pavement to Hall Building.
• Stairs have 4 steps. Central handrail. Deep steps. No contrasting markings on step edges.
• Ramps either side of stairs. Handrail to one side of ramps.
• Level area at top of ramps and stairs.
• Manual secure entrance door for staff and students. No intercom. Card reader for access is 109cm high, and placed in a corner.Door is light to use, and has clear width of 114cm.
• Inside the building there is step free access to the library.
• Secure access to library. Card reader is 120 cm high. Door is manual and is light to use.
• Door has a clear width of 89 cm.
Stepped entrance to Hall Building
Entrance is opposite Porters' Lodge.
Entrance is level.Inside door there are steps up to the ground floor (leading to Library), or steps down to the basement (leading to JCR and bar).
Stairs have handrails both sides and visually contrastingstep edges.
Stepped route to library.
Step free and stepped routes both lead to the same library entrance.
Secure access to library. Card reader is 120 cm high. Door is manual and is light to use.
Door has a clear width of 89 cm.
Library receptiondesk is 75 cm high and has no knee recess.
No hearing support system on reception desk.
Library search computers available just beyond the reception desk. Keyboard and mouse on a surface 103 cm high with no knee recess.
Self checkout touch screen available just beyond the reception desk. This is on a desk 71 cm high, with a very low knee recess at 58 cm high. The touch screen is angled away from you.
Library is spread over 3 levels - lower ground floor, ground floor,mezzanine level.
Step free access from library reception to ground floor reading room.
Lift access to all levels.
Accessible toilet on ground floor.
Ground floor doors are held open.
Fixed desks. No height adjustable desks.
Desks are a range of heights. Lower ground floor desks are slightly higher.
Computers are available in the lower ground floor level.
Bookshelves are floor to celling height.
Book retrievalservice available on request.
The following equipment is available:
Standing desk (must be placed on top of a standard desk).