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James Graham Library

James Graham Building, Leeds Becket University, Headingley Campus, Leeds, LS6 3HF

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Introduction

Getting Here

  • By Road View
    • The Headingley Campus is located just north of Headingley and just off the A660. From Leeds City Centre or the A64M/A58M you will need to head north on the A660 (Woodhouse Lane) towards Headingley. You will pass through Headingley and continue on A660 towards Weetwood. You will then need to turn off onto Churchwood Avenue on your left to reach the campus. For your sat nav please use LS6 3QS.
    • There is a visitor's car park available with several Blue Badge parking bays and many standard parking bays. The staff at the main gate will direct you to the best parking bay for your needs. There is numerous Blue Badge parking bays available throughout the campus which are free of charge provided you have a valid Blue Badge. There are also plenty of permit parking bays throughout the site for students and staff with a valid permit.
  • By Bus View
    • There is a University Bus (29 and 29x) which serves the University directly. There are regular services during the day from Leeds City Centre to the Campus and to Woodhouse directly. The service is run by FirstBus Leeds. You can also access other buses in Otley Road which is around 10 minutes walk away from the campus.
  • By Train View
    • Headingley Railway Station is the nearest station to the campus and is on the Leeds to York line. Served by Northern Railways. Leeds Station would be another nearby station to the campus with good links to the campus. Leeds is served by Northern Railways, Virgin East Coast Mainline Railway, Transpennine Express Railway, CrossCountry Railway and East Midlands Railway.
  • Useful Links View

Useful Information

Site/Campus Car Park (Pay And Display)

  • Car Park View
    • The car park is located on Churchwood Avenue to the right after the security gates.
    • The nearest building(s) to this car park is/are Campus Central.
    • The car park type is open air/surface.
    • The car park does not have a height restriction barrier.
    • The car park surface is tarmac and block paving.
    • Designated Blue Badge parking bays are available.
    • The Blue Badge bay(s) markings are faded.
    • There is/are 4 designated Blue Badge parking bay(s) within this car park.
    • The dimensions of the designated parking bay(s) are 360cm x 490cm (11ft 10in x 16ft 1in).
    • The dimensions of the designated bays do not vary in size.
  • Charges and Restrictions View
    • This car park can be used by visitors and Blue Badge holders.
    • Parking charges apply for all users.
    • Signs are provided to give information on parking charges/restrictions.
    • Signs are clearly presented.
    • Payment machines are located throughout the car park.
    • Payment machines are located as you enter the car park and at the far end next to the maintenance workshop.
    • There is a payment machine at a convenient height for wheelchair users.
    • There is a level turning space (minimum 185cm x 210cm) in front of the payment machine(s).
    • Payment can be made by phone.
    • To see more information on parking policies please click here (opens new tab).
  • Drop Off Point View
    • There is not a designated drop off point in this car park.
  • Car Park Access View
    • There is ramped access to the car park from the Campus Central Building.
    • This car park is clearly signposted from the Campus Central Building.
    • The nearest designated bay is 14m (15yd 11in) from the Campus Central Building.

Site/Campus Car Park (Visitor's Car Park)

  • Car Park View
    • The car park is located on Church Wood Avenue to the left after the security gates.
    • The nearest building(s) to this car park is/are Campus Central and Priestley Hall.
    • The car park type is open air/surface.
    • The car park does not have a height restriction barrier.
    • The car park surface is loose chippings.
    • Designated Blue Badge parking bays are not available.
  • Charges and Restrictions View
    • This car park can be used by visitors.
    • There are no parking charges that apply on the day.
    • Signs are not provided to give information on parking charges/restrictions.
  • Drop Off Point View
    • There is not a designated drop off point in this car park.
  • Car Park Access View
    • There is ramped/sloped and stepped access to the car park from the Campus Central Building.
    • This car park is clearly signposted from the Campus Central Building.
    • The nearest designated bay is 18m (19yd 2ft) from the Campus Central Building.
  • Comments View
    • The car park is for visitors only and must get authorisation from security or from the relevant department they are visiting in the campus.

Building Parking

  • The building does have its own dedicated parking.
  • Building Car Park View
    • The car park can be used by Blue Badge holders.
    • There are no parking charges that apply on the day.
    • The car park is located near to the accessible entrance.
    • The car park type is open air/surface.
    • The car park does not have a height restriction barrier.
    • Designated Blue Badge parking bays are available.
    • There is/are 3 designated parking bay(s) within the car park.
    • The Blue Badge bay(s) is/are clearly marked.
    • The dimensions of the designated parking bay(s) are 220cm x 500cm (7ft 3in x 16ft 5in).
    • The dimensions of the designated bays do vary in size.
    • Parking spaces for Blue Badge holders do not need to be booked in advance.
    • The nearest designated bay is 30m (32yd 2ft) from the accessible entrance.
    • The route from the car park to the building is accessible to a wheelchair user with assistance.
    • Assistance may be required because there is / are slopes/ramps.
    • The dropped kerb between the car park and the building does have tactile paving.
    • The car park surface is tarmac.
  • Drop Off Point View
    • There is not a designated drop off point.

Outside Access (Accessible Entrance)

  • Entrance View
    • This information is for the entrance located at the right hand side of the building.
    • There is ramped/sloped or stepped access at this entrance.
    • There is not a bell/buzzer.
    • There is not an intercom.
    • There is not a canopy or recess which provides weather protection at this entrance.
    • The main door(s) open(s) automatically (towards you).
    • The door(s) is/are push pad activated.
    • The door(s) is / are double.
    • The width of the door opening is 128cm (4ft 2in).
  • Second Set of Doors View
    • There is a second set of doors.
    • The door(s) open(s) automatically (towards you).
    • The width of the door opening is 79cm (2ft 7in).
  • Ramp/Slope View
    • There is a ramp/slope at this entrance.
    • The ramp/slope is located in front of the entrance.
    • The ramp/slope does bypass the step(s).
    • The ramp/slope gradient is slight.
    • The ramp is permanent.
    • There is a level landing at the top of the ramp.
    • The ramp does have handrails.
  • Step(s) View
    • There is a / are step(s) at this entrance.
    • The step(s) is / are located to the right as you face the entrance.
    • There is / are 7 step(s) to access the entrance.
    • There is tactile paving at the top and bottom of the step(s).
    • The step(s) is / are clearly marked.
    • The step(s) is / are medium height (11cm - 17cm).
    • The steps do have handrails.
    • The handrails are on both sides.
  • Comments View
    • The second set of doors are double with one door being push pad automatic. The combined width is 158cm.
    • There are alternate entrances available after the level change consisting of two single manual doors. Some of which have an additional step. An example can be seen in photograph 13.
    • There is a similar automatic door leading directly into the lift lobby at the opposite end of this side of the building (shown in photographs 14 to 16).
    • These doors are 101cm wide, are double, and open automatically towards you by push pad.

Entrance (Library)

  • Entrance View
    • This information is for the entrance located on the ground floor, to the right in the main corridor as you enter via the James Graham Building accessible entrance.
    • There is step free access at this entrance.
    • There are three sets of manual, heavy, double doors between the James Graham Building accessible entrance and 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 width of the door opening is 130cm (4ft 3in).
  • Comments View
    • There are 2 security barriers just beyond the entrance.
    • The wider barrier to the right is 90cm wide.
    • The narrower barrier to the left is 59cm wide.
    • The exit barrier is 92cm wide (shown in photograph 5).
    • The exit door opens towards you (pull) and is permanently held open with a width of 102cm (shown in photograph 6).

Reception (Library Advice Desk)

  • Library Advice Desk is located at the front of the library, to the left as you enter.
  • The desk is 8m (8yd 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 medium height (77cm - 109cm).
  • There is not a low section of the counter (76cm or below) available.
  • 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 not trained to use the hearing system.
  • There is a touch screen.
  • Comments View
    • There are 2 low desks just behind the Advice Desk.
    • The low desks can be used if required.
    • The low desks are 76cm high.
    • The low desks do have a clear knee recess.
    • The low desks each have an adjustable height chair without armrests.
    • There are 2 automated borrowing terminals to the left as you enter the library.
    • The automated borrowing machines height to the top of the screen is 140cm.
    • The counter of the automatic borrowing machine is 79cm high.

Reception (Welcome and Returns Desk)

  • Welcome and Returns Desk is located at the front right of the library.
  • The desk is 5m (5yd 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 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.
  • There is a touch screen.
  • Comments View
    • The Welcome area of the desk is shown in photographs 1 to 3.
    • The Returns area of the desk is shown in photographs 4 to 7.
    • There is an automatic returns terminal located on top of the returns desk.
    • The height to the top of the screen is 144cm.

Getting Around

  • Access View
    • There is step free access throughout the majority of the building, via lift.
    • There is/are 1 unmarked step(s), with no handrails, for access to the journals Stack on the ground floor, to the left hand side of the library.
    • The step(s) is/are shallow (2cm - 10cm).
    • There is a slight ramp, with no handrails, for access to the journals Stack on the ground floor, to the left hand side of the library.
    • The width of the ramp is 113cm (3ft 8in).
    • The ramp or slope does not bypass the step(s).
    • The step is located just before the aisle to view the journals and is shown in photographs 1 and 2. The ramp is in the entranceway to the journals and is shown in photographs 3 and 4.
    • There is/are 1 clearly marked step(s), with no handrails, for access to HC JG225B.
    • The step(s) is/are shallow (2cm - 10cm).
    • This step is on the second floor and is in the entranceway to room JG225b and is shown in photograph 5.
    • There are not 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 some flooring in corridors which includes patterns or colours which could be confusing or look like steps or holes to some people.
    • There is good colour contrast between the walls and floor in all areas.
    • The lighting levels are varied.
    • This building does not play background music.
    • There is a hearing assistance system.
    • The system is a fixed loop.
    • There are fixed hearing loops in JGG19B and JGG19C.
    • Staff are trained to use the hearing 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 not have a regular supply of books in audio format.
  • There is an ordering service.
  • 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 security barriers to access the high demand area with a width of 100cm. These can be seen in photograph 1.
    • There are 2 height adjustable desks in the book room on the first floor.

JGG19C Disability Resource Area

  • The Disability Resource area is located on the ground floor at the rear left of the library.
  • The Disability Resource area is 18m from the library entrance.
  • There is step free and level access to the Disability Resource area from the library entrance.
  • The door to the Disability Resource Area opens automatically away from you by push pad.
  • The door is 83cm wide.
  • There are low level desks within the Disability Resource area.
  • There are low level computers within the Disability Resource area.
  • There are height adjustable chairs within the Disability Resource area.
  • The chairs do have armrests.
  • There is ample room for a wheelchair to manoeuvre within the Disability Resource area.

Other Floors

  • Steps View
    • The floors which are accessible by stairs are G, 1, 2.
    • The stairs are located to the rear left of the library.
    • The stairs are approximately 40m from the library entrance.
    • There are 15+ steps between floors.
    • There are manual, heavy, double doors to access the stairwell on all floors.
    • The lighting levels are medium.
    • The steps are clearly marked.
    • The steps are medium height (11cm - 17cm).
    • The steps do have handrails.
    • The steps have a handrail on both sides.
    • There is a landing.
    • There is a separate staircase (Staircase G) from the first floor to the second floor that is located at the centre left of the library. Staircase G has a manual double heavy door on the second floor and a manual heavy single door on the ground floor. Staircase G is shown in photographs 5-8.

Lift

  • There is a lift for public use.
  • The lift is located to the rear left of the library.
  • The lift is a standard lift.
  • The floors which are accessible by this lift are G, 1, 2.
  • Wall mounted information boards are provided at lift landings.
  • There are manual, heavy, double doors to access the lift lobby on all floors.
  • The weight limit for the lift is 630kg.
  • The lift is approximately 42m (45yd 2ft) 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 108cm x 140cm (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 have an audible announcer.
  • The lift has a hearing enhancement 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.

Accessible Toilet (First Floor)

  • Accessible toilet facilities are available.
  • Location and Access View
    • There is written text and pictorial signage on or near the toilet door.
    • This accessible toilet is approximately 4m (4yd 1ft) from the lift.
    • This accessible toilet is located on the first floor, to the left when you exit the lift.
    • There is level access to this accessible toilet.
    • This is by lift.
  • Features and Dimensions View
    • This is a shared toilet.
    • A key is not required for the accessible toilet.
    • The door opens outwards.
    • The door is locked by a locking handle.
    • The width of the accessible toilet door is 80cm (2ft 7in).
    • The door is heavy.
    • The dimensions of the accessible toilet are 285cm x 228cm (9ft 4in x 7ft 6in).
    • There is 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 left.
    • The lateral transfer space is 190cm (6ft 3in).
    • 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 open waste paper bin disposal units.
    • There is a/are coat hook(s).
    • There are coat hooks in the toilet at 94cm and 130cm from the floor.
  • 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 a shelf within the accessible toilet.
    • The shelf is not higher than 95cm (3ft 1in).
    • There is a mirror.
    • Mirrors are placed at a lower level or at an angle for ease of use.
    • The height of the toilet seat above floor level is 47cm (1ft 7in).
    • 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 placed higher than 100cm (3ft 3in).
    • The height of the toilet roll holder is 107cm (3ft 6in).
    • 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)

  • Location of Standard Toilet(s) View
    • There are male standard toilets facilities on the second floor.
  • Standard Toilet Surveyed View
    • A male standard toilet was surveyed.
    • The toilet surveyed is located in stairwell E.
    • There is a female standard toilet in the same location.
    • There is step free access to the standard toilet(s) surveyed from the entrance.
    • The standard toilet surveyed is approximately 34m from the lift.
    • There is a/are cubicle(s) suitable for ambulant disabled people in the standard toilet(s) surveyed.
    • There is a horizontal grab rail to the left of the seat.
    • Lighting levels in the standard toilet surveyed are good.