Main Entrance and Access
The main entrance to the library is on the first floor. This floor can be reached by using stairs or the lift. There is level access to the ground floor rooms of the Library. The second floor of the library can only be reached by using stairs.
There is space to take a wheelchair through the ground floor and first floor rooms. There is quite a lot of furniture in these rooms. None of the doors to the library are powered.
Ground floor exit
The exit security gates are 98 cm wide. The exit push button is 107 cm from the floor. The access control is set at is 108 cm from the floor. The door opens to 87 cm and is on a heavy closer.
Jessup Room: Ground Floor
The door to this room has a heavy closer. There is a threshold of 5 cm which has a rounded edge. This door opens to 85 cm. There is space for a wheelchair in this room.
There is an adjustable height desk in this room.
The main door to the library is on the first floor. The door has a heavy closer. The access control is set at 99 cm from the floor. This door opens to 87 cm and the security gates are 121 cm wide. The book return desk is 82 cm from the floor with a small knee recess of 23 cm.
There is a slightly narrowed space from the desk to access the library as there is a pillar here. The gap is 97 cm wide.
This floor has study carrels which are very small with narrow doors which may be difficult for some people to manage. The College will book an alternative room for anyone unable to access these.
The second floor can only be reached by using stairs. The door opens to 76 cm wide. It has a high threshold of 50mm which is in visual contrast to the carpet.
Hornik Memorial Library
This library is on the ground floor and the doors open to 85 cm and 95 cm. Both doors are on a moderately heavy closer. The access control is set at 114 cm from the floor.
There are three adjustable height desks in the library. One is on the ground floor in the Jessup room which has level access. The other two are on a landing between the first and second floors. These two desks can only be reached by using stairs.
The library have magnifiers available for readers to borrow.
The librarians provide a book retrieval service for people who cannot access the second floor or books kept on higher shelves.
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