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New Hunt's House, Guy's Campus, Newcomen Street, London, SE1 1UL

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Introduction

Getting Here

  • By Road View
    • The Guy's Campus is located in south central London off Collingwood Street from the A3 via Newcomen Street and Great Maze Pond. This campus is located in the congestion charge zone.
    • There is no parking at the Guy's campus. There is some on street parking off nearby streets. The nearest public car park is the NCP London Bridge Car Park and is approximately 300m from the campus.
  • By Bus View
    • The nearest bus stop to the Guy's Campus is the Southwark Street Stop off Borough High Street. This station is approximately 210m from the Guy's Campus. This bus stop is served by routes 21, 35, 40, 133, 343, N21, N133 and N343.
  • By Train View
    • The nearest train station to Guy's Campus is the London Bridge Station. This station is approximately 270m from the campus and is served by the Southern, Thameslink and Southeastern lines.
  • By Underground View
    • The nearest underground station to the Guy's campus is the London Bridge Underground Station. This station is approximately 300m from the campus and is served by the Jubilee and Northern Lines.
  • Useful Links View

Useful Information

Building Parking

  • The building does not have its own dedicated parking.

Entrance

  • Entrance View
    • This information is for the entrance located ahead and to the right as you exit the lift on the first floor.
    • There is step free access at this entrance.
    • There is not a bell/buzzer.
    • There is not an intercom.
    • The main door(s) open(s) automatically (towards you).
    • The automatic door(s) is / are push pad activated.
    • The door(s) is / are double.
    • The door(s) is / are heavy.
    • The width of the door opening is 100cm (3ft 3in).
  • Comments View
    • There is a separate, similar door adjacent to the entrance to exit the library.

Reception (Library Entrance Desk)

  • Library Entrance Desk is located directly beyond the library entrance.
  • The desk is 2m (2yd 7in) from the library entrance.
  • The reception area is clearly visible from the entrance.
  • There is step free access to this reception area.
  • The lighting levels in the reception area are medium.
  • The reception desk/counter is high (110cm+).
  • There is not a low section of the counter (76cm or below) available.
  • The desk is not staffed.
  • There is not a bell to attract attention.
  • There is not a hearing assistance system.
  • Comments View
    • This desk is occasionally staffed.
    • There are security barriers just beyond the desk. The security gates are 57cm and 92cm wide.
    • There is a 92cm wide barrier to exit the library on the opposite side of the desk. This is after security scanning gates of the same width.
    • If in need of help at the security barrier and the reception desk is unstaffed, a bell is located on the right side barrier column to attract attention.

Getting Around

  • Access View
    • There is step free access throughout the area.
    • There are doors in corridors which have to be opened manually.
  • Getting Around View
    • There is clear signage for building facilities/areas in the foyer/reception area.
    • There is clearly written directional signage at key points of circulation routes.
    • There is good colour contrast between the walls and floor in all areas.
    • The lighting levels are good.
    • This building does not play background music.
    • There is not a hearing assistance system.

Reception (Library Enquiries)

  • Library Enquiries is located to the left as you enter.
  • The desk is 13m (14yd 8in) from the library entrance.
  • The reception area is clearly visible from the entrance.
  • There is step free access to this reception area.
  • The lighting levels in the reception area are medium.
  • The reception desk/counter is low (76cm or lower).
  • There is a clear knee recess beneath the low/lowered counter.
  • The desk is staffed.
  • There is a hearing assistance system.
  • The type of system is a fixed loop.
  • The hearing assistance system is signed.
  • Staff are trained to use the hearing system.

Reception (IT Tech Bar)

  • IT Tech Bar is located ahead and to the left as you enter.
  • The desk is 18m (19yd 2ft) from the library entrance.
  • The reception area is clearly visible from the entrance.
  • There is step free access to this reception area.
  • The lighting levels in the reception area are medium.
  • The reception desk/counter is low (76cm or lower).
  • There is a clear knee recess beneath the low/lowered counter.
  • The desk is staffed.
  • There is not a hearing assistance system.

Reception (Student Services)

  • Student Services is located ahead and to the right as you enter the library.
  • The desk is 15m (16yd 1ft) from the library entrance.
  • The reception area is clearly visible from the entrance.
  • There is step free access to this reception area.
  • The lighting levels in the reception area are medium.
  • The reception desk/counter is low (76cm or lower).
  • There is a clear knee recess beneath the low/lowered counter.
  • The desk is staffed.
  • There is not a hearing assistance system.

Library

  • This library does not have a regular supply of books in Braille.
  • This library does not have a regular supply of books in large print.
  • This library does have a regular supply of books in audio format.
  • There is an ordering service.
  • It takes approximately 7 days to process an order.
  • The library does have computers with accessible software.
  • Auxiliary aids are available for computer users.
  • A large text keyboard, height adjustable table and height adjustable chair is / are available.
  • Comments View
    • There are desks throughout the library which are 70cm high.
    • There are self services machines at the library entrance opposite the Library Enquires Desk, shown in photograph 3.

Other Floors

  • Steps View
    • The floors which are accessible by stairs are 1 and 2.
    • The stairs are located ahead and to the left as you enter.
    • The stairs are approximately 24m from the library entrance.
    • There are 15+ steps between floors.
    • The lighting levels are medium.
    • The steps are clearly marked.
    • The steps are medium (11cm - 17cm).
    • The steps do have handrails.
    • The steps have a handrail on both sides.
    • There is a landing.

Lift

  • There is a lift for public use.
  • The lift is located to the left as you enter.
  • The lift is a standard lift.
  • The floors which are accessible by this lift are 1 and 2.
  • Wall mounted information boards are not provided at lift landings.
  • The weight limit for the lift is 630kg.
  • The lift is approximately 16m (17yd 1ft) from the library entrance.
  • Staff do not need to be notified for use of the lift.
  • The clear door width is 80cm (2ft 7in).
  • The dimensions of the lift are 110cm x 139cm (3ft 7in x 4ft 7in).
  • There are not separate entry and exit doors in the lift.
  • There is a mirror to aid reversing out of the lift.
  • The lift does have a visual floor indicator.
  • The lift does not have an audible announcer.
  • The lift does not have a hearing loop system.
  • The lift does have Braille markings.
  • The lift does have tactile markings.
  • The controls for the lift are within 90cm - 120cm from the floor.
  • The lighting level in the lift is medium.

Assistive Technology Room

  • The Assistive Technology Room contains a scanner, printer and large text keyboard.
  • There are voice controlled computers and adjustable height desks available.
  • There are height adjustable chairs with both arm rests.
  • There is an assistive technology room 12m from the lift on the second floor, there is an additional room located in a computer room just outside the library.

Accessible Toilet

  • Accessible toilet facilities are available.
  • Location and Access View
    • The toilet is not for the sole use of disabled people.
    • There is tactile, pictorial, Braille and written text signage on or near the toilet door.
    • This accessible toilet is approximately 57m (62yd 1ft) from the library entrance.
    • This accessible toilet is located at the rear of the first floor of the library.
    • There is a similar accessible toilet at the rear of the second floor.
    • There is level access to this accessible toilet.
    • This is by lift.
  • Features and Dimensions View
    • This is a unisex toilet.
    • A key is not required for the accessible toilet.
    • The door opens outwards.
    • The door is locked by a twist lock.
    • The width of the accessible toilet door is 89cm (2ft 11in).
    • The door is light.
    • The dimensions of the accessible toilet are 173cm x 212cm (5ft 8in x 6ft 11in).
    • There is not a clear 150cm x 150cm manoeuvring space in the accessible toilet.
    • There is a lateral transfer space.
    • As you face the toilet pan the transfer space is on the right.
    • The lateral transfer space is 108cm (3ft 7in).
    • There is a dropdown rail on the transfer side.
    • There is a flush on the transfer side.
    • The tap type is lever.
    • There is a mixer tap.
    • There is an emergency pull cord alarm in the cubicle.
    • The emergency pull cord alarm is not fully functional.
    • The alarm was out of reach (higher than 10cm (4") from floor) when surveyed.
    • Disposal facilities are available in the cubicle.
    • There is a/are female sanitary and general domestic waste disposal units.
    • There is not a/are not coat hook(s).
  • Position of Fixtures View
    • Wall mounted grab rails are available for the toilet.
    • As you face the toilet the wall-mounted grab rails are on both sides.
    • There is not a shelf within the accessible toilet.
    • There is a mirror.
    • Mirrors are not placed at a lower level or at an angle for ease of use.
    • The height of the toilet seat above floor level is 46cm (1ft 6in).
    • There is a hand dryer.
    • The hand dryer cannot be reached from seated on the toilet.
    • The hand dryer is not placed higher than 100cm (3ft 3in).
    • There is not a towel dispenser.
    • There is a toilet roll holder.
    • The toilet roll holder can be reached from seated on the toilet.
    • The toilet roll holder is not placed higher than 100cm (3ft 3in).
    • There is a wash basin.
    • The wash basin can be reached from seated on the toilet.
    • The wash basin is not placed higher than 74cm (2ft 5in).
    • There is a soap dispenser.
    • The soap dispenser cannot be reached from seated on the toilet.
    • The height of the soap dispenser is 96cm.
  • Colour Contrast and Lighting View
    • The contrast between the internal door and wall is good.
    • The contrast between the external door and wall is good.
    • The contrast between the wall-mounted grab rail(s) and wall is good.
    • The contrast between the dropdown rail(s) and wall is good.
    • The toilet seat colour contrast is poor.
    • The contrast between the walls and floor is good.
    • The lighting levels are medium.

Standard Toilet(s)

  • The nearest standard toilets are located within New Hunts House.