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Introduction

  • Services / facilities within the building include Sub Basement: Quiet Study Area, Special Collections, Journals, Official Publications, Newspapers, Computers, Microfilm Reader and Basement: Collaborative and Social Learning Space, Study Rooms 1-8 Library Shop and Vending, The I.T. place and Computers and Ground Floor: Student Central, Book Issue and Return Reservation and Inter Library Loan Pick Up, PC Availability Screens and Floor 1: Library Reading Room, Masters Reading Room, Research Commons, Computers and Vending and Floor 2: Quiet Study and Silent Study Areas, Law Reports and Computers and Floor 3: Quiet Study, Language Zone and Computers and Floor 4: Quiet Study and Silent Study and Computers and Floor 5: Quiet Study, Art and Design Current Journals, Oversize Books, Computers and AutoCAD and Floor 6: Quiet Study and Silent Study, Keyboard Free Silent Learning Space and Computers.
  • The Library is also linked to the Squires Building on the ground floor.
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Opening Times

  • The venue is open 24hrs.

Opening Times (Basement Shop)

  • The venue is open 24hrs.

Getting Here

  • By Road View
    • The City Campus is located off the A167(M) in the centre of Newcastle.
    • The University of Northumbria's parking partner APCOA manages parking at the University. University car parks are for the use of permit holders only and are subject to the parking regulations. Permits are available for visitors to the university with 48 hours' notice.
  • By Bus View
    • The North area of the City Campus is served by the number 1, 33, 33A, 38, 51, 52, 306, 308, CityLink 57 and Cobalt Clipper 309 buses from the Civic Centre bus stop on Sandyford Road.
  • By Train View
    • The City Campus is approximately 1 mile from Newcastle Central Station, the city's main train station. Buses are available from the station to the campus.
  • By Underground View
    • The North area of the City Campus is approximately half a mile from the Haymarket metro station. Buses are available from St Mary's Place to the campus.
  • Useful Links View

Useful Information

Site/Campus Car Park

  • Car Park View
    • The car park is located at the rear of the Sandyford Building.
    • The nearest building(s) to this car park is/are Squires Annexe.
    • The car park type is open air/surface.
    • The car park does not have a height restriction barrier.
    • The car park surface is tarmac.
    • Designated Blue Badge parking bays are available.
    • The Blue Badge bay(s) is/are clearly marked.
    • There is/are 5 designated Blue Badge parking bay(s) within this car park.
    • The dimensions of the designated parking bay(s) are 358cm x 550cm (11ft 9in x 18ft 1in).
    • The dimensions of the designated bays do not vary in size.
  • Charges and Restrictions View
    • This car park can be used by permit holders.
    • 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 sloped access to the car park from the Sandyford Building.
    • This car park is not clearly signposted from the Sandyford Building.
    • The nearest designated bay is 38m (41yd 1ft) from the main entrance.
  • Comments View
    • There is a dropped kerb from the car park to the main entrance.
    • There are bollards leading from the car park to the main entrance.
    • The minimum width between the bollards is 193cm.
    • There is a loading bay for the Claude Gibb Hall of Residence on Day Street which could be used to drop off for this building.
    • This Car park is for Pre Booked and Transitional Parking Only.
    • Standard student, staff, and visitor parking is available behind Claude Gibb Hall in the Lipman Car Park.

Outside Access (Library Central Entrance)

  • Entrance View
    • This information is for the entrance located off The Quad, opposite the Students' Union.
    • 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.
    • The door(s) is / are double.
    • The width of the door opening is 230cm (7ft 7in).
    • There is a small lip on the threshold of the entrance, with a height of 2cm or below.
  • Second Set of Doors View
    • There is a second set of doors.
    • The door(s) open(s) automatically.
    • The door(s) is / are single.
    • The width of the door opening is 131cm (4ft 4in).
  • Ramp/Slope View
    • There is a ramp/slope at this entrance.
    • The ramp/slope is located to the left as you face the entrance.
    • The ramp or 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.
    • The handrails are on both sides.
  • Step(s) View
    • There is a / are step(s) at this entrance.
    • The step(s) is / are located in front of the entrance.
    • There is / are 8 step(s) to access the entrance.
    • There is tactile paving at the top and bottom of the step(s).
    • The step(s) is / are not clearly marked.
    • The step(s) is / are deep (18cm+).
    • The steps do have handrails.
    • The handrails are on both sides.
  • Comments View
    • The second set of doors are to the left and right of the first set as you enter, shown in photographs 4 and 5.
    • The first part of the ramp only has a hand rail on the left going up (photograph 6 and 7).
    • There are also 5 steps leading from The Quad to the second part of the ramp (shown in photographs 8 and 9).

Outside Access (Student Central Main Entrance)

  • Entrance View
    • This information is for the entrance located at the side of the Library Building, off St Mary's Place.
    • There is ramped/sloped access at this entrance.
    • There is not a bell/buzzer.
    • There is an intercom.
    • The height of the intercom is 116cm (3ft 10in).
    • There is a canopy or recess which provides weather protection at this entrance.
    • The main door(s) open(s) automatically.
    • The door(s) is / are double.
    • The width of the door opening is 247cm (8ft 1in).
  • Second Set of Doors View
    • There is a second set of doors.
    • The door(s) open(s) automatically.
    • The door(s) is / are double.
    • The width of the door opening is 253cm (8ft 4in).
  • Ramp/Slope View
    • There is a ramp/slope at this entrance.
    • The ramp/slope is located on the pathway to the left and right of the entrance.
    • The ramp/slope gradient is slight.
  • Comments View
    • This entrance is only open 09:00 - 20:00 weekdays and 09:00 - 17:00 at weekends.
    • Outside of these hours, access is via keycard.
    • The height of the keycard reader is 99cm.

Outside Access (Quad Entrance)

  • Entrance View
    • This information is for the entrance located in the Quad, at the front right 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.
    • The door(s) is / are double.
    • The width of the door opening is 139cm (4ft 7in).
  • Second Set of Doors View
    • There is a second set of doors.
    • There are no doors at this entrance.
    • The width of the door opening is 107cm (3ft 6in).
  • Ramp/Slope View
    • There is a ramp/slope at this entrance.
    • The ramp/slope is located leading from the Quad to the entrance.
    • The ramp or 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.
  • Step(s) View
    • There is a / are step(s) at this entrance.
    • The step(s) is / are located in front of the entrance.
    • There is / are 11 step(s) to access the entrance.
    • There is tactile paving at the top and bottom of the step(s).
    • The step(s) is / are not clearly marked.
    • The step(s) is / are medium (11cm - 17cm).
    • The steps do have handrails.
    • The handrails are on both sides.
  • Comments View
    • There are 2 second doors at this entrance.
    • The door ahead as you enter via the first set of doors leads to the area adjacent to Squires Building (shown in photograph 5).
    • The door to the left as you enter via the first set of doors leads to the Advice and Support Zone area of Student Central and the Library barriers (shown in photograph 6).
    • There is a ramp in the Quad leading away from the building (shown in photographs 7 and 8) which gives access to the ramp in front of the Sandyford Building which gives access to this entrance (shown in photographs 9 and 10).

Outside Access (Squires Building Main Entrance)

  • Entrance View
    • This information is for the entrance located at the front of the building, on Sandyford Road.
    • There is ramped/sloped 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.
    • The door(s) is / are single.
    • The width of the door opening is 168cm (5ft 6in).
    • There is a small lip on the threshold of the entrance, with a height of 2cm or below.
  • Second Set of Doors View
    • There is a second set of doors.
    • The door(s) open(s) automatically.
    • The door(s) is / are single.
    • The width of the door opening is 108cm (3ft 7in).
    • There is a small lip on the threshold of the entrance, with a height of 2cm or below.
  • Ramp/Slope View
    • There is a ramp/slope at this entrance.
    • The ramp/slope is located in front of the entrance.
    • The ramp/slope gradient is slight.
  • Comments View
    • This entrance is only open between 08:00 - 18:00.

Reception (Ask 4 Help)

  • Ask 4 Help is located opposite the Library central entrance.
  • The desk is 6m (6yd 1ft) from the Library central 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).
  • The desk is staffed.
  • There is not a hearing assistance system.
  • Comments View
    • This is reception desk is also 26 metres from the Student Central main entrance.
    • There is always someone available from the Ask 4 Help team at the Library desk, located to the right of this desk, even when the reception here is closed.

Getting Around (Student Central)

  • Access View
    • There is step free access throughout the area.
    • There is a slight ramp, with no handrails, for access to the Advice and Support Zone from the Ask 4 Help reception and Library security barriers.
    • This ramp (shown in photographs 1 and 2) is located to the right of the Ask 4 Help reception and Library security barriers as you face them. It links the main entrances and reception area with the Advice and Support Zone, and the ramp and steps leading to the main Advice and Support Zone Student Central area and the Squires Building (detailed below).
    • There is/are 3 clearly marked step(s), with handrails on both sides, for access to the majority of the Advice and Support Zone, and the Squires Building.
    • The step(s) is/are medium (11cm - 17cm).
    • There is a slight ramp, with handrails on both sides, for access to the majority of the Advice and Support Zone, and the Squires Building.
    • The ramp or slope does bypass the step(s).
    • These steps and ramp (shown in photographs 3 and 4) are located on the far right of the Student Central Area from the Ask 4 Help reception. They lead to the majority of the majority of the Advice and Support Zone, and the Squires Building, and the Squires Building, from the main entrances and reception. There is a similar ramp and steps between the Quad entrance and the Squires Building main entrance (shown in photographs 5 and 6).
    • There is/are 1 clearly marked step(s), with no handrails, for access to the central waiting area of the Advice and Support Zone.
    • The step(s) is/are deep (18cm+).
    • This step (shown in photograph 7) can be overcome using the ramp detailed above.
    • There are not doors in corridors which have to be opened manually.
  • Getting Around View
    • There is not clear signage for building facilities/areas in the foyer/reception area.
    • There is no 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.
  • Comments View
    • The area to the left of the Ask 4 Help reception, between the main and Library Central entrances, contains seating which can be used for individual and group study (photographs 8 - 10). Some of this seating has arm rests.
    • There is also an information touchscreen, 98 - 110cm high, available in this area (shown in photograph 11).
    • There is a takeaway coffee cart located just inside Student Central entrance (photograph 12).
    • The Advice and Support Zone is used by staff to deliver student support between 08:00 - 18:00 Monday - Friday. Outside these hours, this area can be booked for group and individual study (photographs 13-15).

Ground Floor Library Security Barrier Entrance

  • There are 7 security barriers to enter/exit the library.
  • The security barriers are located to the right of the Ask 4 Help reception desk as you face it.
  • The security barriers are key card operated.
  • The height of the key card reader is 91cm.
  • The barriers open automatically away from you when entering or exiting the library.
  • There are 6 standard security barriers.
  • The width of the standard security barriers is 92cm.
  • There is 1 wide security barrier.
  • The width of the wide security barrier is 99cm.

Getting Around (Library)

  • Access View
    • There is step free access throughout the building via lift(s).
    • There are not doors in corridors which have to be opened manually.
  • Getting Around View
    • There is not clear signage for building facilities/areas in the foyer/reception area.
    • There is no directional signage at key points of circulation routes.
    • There is some flooring in corridors which is shiny and could cause issues with glare or look slippery to some people.
    • 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 the majority of corridors.
    • The lighting levels are varied.
    • This building does not play background music.
    • There is not a hearing assistance system.

Other Floors

  • Steps View
    • The floors which are accessible by stairs are SB, B, G, 1, 2, 3, 4, 5 and 6.
    • The stairs are located ahead as you enter the Ground Floor Library Security Barrier entrance, beyond the lifts.
    • The stairs are approximately 14m from the Ground Floor Library Security Barrier entrance.
    • There are 15+ steps between floors.
    • There are manual, heavy, single doors to access the stairwell on all 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 ahead as you enter the Ground Floor Library Security Barrier entrance.
  • The lift is a standard lift.
  • The floors which are accessible by this lift are SB, B, G, 1, 2, 3, 4, 5 and 6.
  • Wall mounted information boards are provided at lift landings.
  • The weight limit for the lift is 1600kg.
  • The lift is approximately 7m (7yd 1ft) from the Ground Floor Library Security Barrier entrance.
  • Staff do not need to be notified for use of the lift.
  • The clear door width is 110cm (3ft 7in).
  • The dimensions of the lift are 167cm x 197cm (5ft 6in x 6ft 6in).
  • 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 does not have a hearing loop system.
  • The lift does not 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.
  • Comments View
    • There are 4 identical lifts in this area.
    • There are 2 lifts on the right hand side as you enter the lift lobby, and 2 lifts on the left hand side.
    • The lift call buttons call the nearest lift regardless of which side the button pressed is located on.
    • The lift surveyed was lift B, located on the right as you enter the lift lobby closest to the Library Security Barriers entrance.
    • There are automatic double doors to enter and exit the lift lobby on all floors (shown in photograph 4).

Library

  • This library does have a regular supply of books in Braille.
  • This library does 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.
  • The library does have computers with accessible software.
  • Auxiliary aids are available for computer users.
  • A height adjustable table and height adjustable chair is / are available.
  • Equipment available for people with a visual impairment includes magnifying machine.
  • Comments View
    • There are self-return machines (photograph 8) on the ground floor, to the right of the Ask 4 Help reception and security barriers as you face them.
    • The height to the top of the touchscreen is 155cm.
    • The height to the scanner is 94cm.
    • There is a lowered self-return machine.
    • The height to the top of the touchscreen is 140cm.
    • The height to the scanner is 79cm.
    • The height of the book return slots is 81cm.
    • There are self-issue machines beyond the security barriers (photograph 9).
    • The height of the counter is 99cm.
    • The height to the top of the touchscreen is 151cm.
    • The height to the scanner is 91cm.
    • There are lowered self-return machines.
    • The height of the counter is 85cm.
    • The height to the top of the touchscreen is 144cm.
    • The height to the scanner is 76cm.
    • There are library search terminals located throughout the library (photographs 10 and 11).
    • The height of the counter is 91cm.
    • The height to the top of the touchscreen is 170cm.
    • There is a lowered terminal.
    • The height to the counter is 76cm.
    • The height to the top of the touchscreen is 147cm.

Counter (Basement Shop)

  • The desk is 11m (12yd 1in) from the Lift B.
  • Basement Shop is located to the left as you exit the lift lobby.
  • The counter is clearly visible from the entrance.
  • There is step free access to this counter.
  • The lighting levels in this area are good.
  • The reception 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 not a hearing assistance system.

Basement Shop

  • The Basement shop is located to the left as you exit the lift lobby area on the basement level of the building.
  • The basement shop is 10m from lift B.
  • There is an entrance to the basement shop.
  • The entrance has no doors.
  • The entrance is 263cm wide.
  • There is ample room for a wheelchair to manoeuvre.
  • There is seating and tables in the area in front of the Basement Shop.
  • Some of the seating have armrests.
  • The lowest table is 37cm high.
  • The highest table is 73cm high.

Changing Places (First Floor)

  • Location and access View
    • The facility is located on the first floor, to the left as you exit the lift lobby.
    • The facility is approximately 11m (12yd 1in) from the lift lobby.
    • There is level access to the facility.
  • Dimensions and features View
    • You do need a key for the facility.
    • It is a radar key.
    • The key can be obtained from a member of staff.
    • The dimensions of the facility are 412cm x 302cm (13ft 6in x 9ft 11in).
    • The facility changing bench height is adjustable.
    • The facility changing bench is free standing.
    • The length of the facility changing bench is 187cm (6ft 2in).
    • The facility hoist is powered overhead.
    • The overhead hoist covers all areas in cubicle.
    • The sling is attached to the hoist by hook and loop.
    • The facility toilet is peninsular.
    • The transfer space on the left as you face the toilet is 158cm (5ft 2in).
    • The transfer space on the right as you face the toilet is 218cm (7ft 2in).
    • Wall mounted grab rails are available for the toilet.
    • As you face the toilet the wall mounted grab rails are on both sides.
    • Drop down rails are provided for the toilet.
    • As you face the toilet the drop down rail(s) is/are on both sides.
    • The type of wash basin is fixed.
    • Wall mounted grab rails are available at the wash basin.
    • As you face the wash basin, the wall mounted grab rails are on both sides.
    • Disposal facilities are available.
    • A privacy screen is not available.
    • Wide tear off paper roll is not available.
    • The facility has a non-slip floor.
    • A functioning emergency alarm is available.
  • Accessible Shower View
    • Accessible shower facilities are available.
    • The facilities available in the accessible shower are an adjustable shower head, handrails and a flip-down seat.
    • The height of the seat is 46cm (1ft 6in).

Parenting Room

  • The Parenting Room is located on the first floor, to the left as you exit the lift lobby, adjacent to the Changing Place.
  • The Parenting Room is 10m from the lift lobby.
  • The door is accessed by keycard.
  • The height of the keycard reader is 96cm.
  • The door opens towards you (pull).
  • The door is heavy and single.
  • The door is locked by twist lock.
  • There is a fridge for storing milk.
  • The height to the handle is 77cm.
  • There is a worktop.
  • The height of the worktop is 92cm.
  • There is a sink.
  • The height of the sink is 93cm.
  • The taps are lever mixer.
  • There is a seat.
  • The seat does not have armrests.
  • There is a baby change unit.
  • The height of the baby change when extended is 99cm.
  • There is a mirror.
  • The mirror is less than 60cm from the floor and over 100cm long.

Accessible Toilet (Basement)

  • Accessible toilet facilities are available.
  • Location and Access View
    • The toilet is not for the sole use of disabled people.
    • There is no signage on or near the toilet door.
    • This accessible toilet is approximately 9m (9yd 2ft) from the lift B.
    • This accessible toilet is located in the Basement, to the right as you exit lift B, in the female toilets.
    • There is level access to this accessible toilet.
  • Features and Dimensions View
    • This is not a shared toilet.
    • This is a female toilet. There are male accessible toilets located on the second, fourth and sixth floors, and a shared accessible toilet located on the ground floor.
    • A key is not required for the accessible toilet.
    • The door opens outwards.
    • The door is locked by a sliding bolt.
    • The width of the accessible toilet door is 66cm (2ft 2in).
    • The door is light.
    • The dimensions of the accessible toilet are 149cm x 157cm (4ft 11in x 5ft 2in).
    • 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 left.
    • The lateral transfer space is 89cm (2ft 11in).
    • 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 disposal units.
    • There is a/are 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 not a mirror.
    • The height of the toilet seat above floor level is 49cm (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 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.
  • 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 fair.
    • The contrast between the dropdown rail(s) and wall is poor.
    • The toilet seat colour contrast is poor.
    • The contrast between the walls and floor is fair.
    • The lighting levels are medium.

Accessible Toilet (Ground Floor)

  • Accessible toilet facilities are available.
  • Location and Access View
    • The toilet is not for the sole use of disabled people.
    • There is pictorial signage on or near the toilet door.
    • This accessible toilet is approximately 16m (17yd 1ft) from the Ground Floor Library Security Barrier entrance.
    • This accessible toilet is located on the ground floor, in the corridor to the right at the rear of the lift lobby.
    • There is also a unisex accessible toilet located in the toilet area at the rear of the lift lobby on the first floor. It has the transfer space on the right, but does not have sufficient manoeuvring space (photograph 2).
    • There is level access to this accessible toilet.
  • 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 lever twist.
    • The width of the accessible toilet door is 87cm (2ft 10in).
    • The door is heavy.
    • The dimensions of the accessible toilet are 147cm x 220cm (4ft 10in x 7ft 3in).
    • 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 left.
    • The lateral transfer space is 79cm (2ft 7in).
    • There is a dropdown rail on the transfer side.
    • There is a flush, however it is not 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 128cm and 138cm 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 not a shelf within the accessible toilet.
    • There is not a mirror.
    • The height of the toilet seat above floor level is 48cm (1ft 7in).
    • There is a hand dryer.
    • The hand dryer cannot be reached from seated on the toilet.
    • The hand dryer is placed higher than 100cm (3ft 3in).
    • The height of the hand dryer is 112cm (3ft 8in).
    • There is a towel dispenser.
    • The towel dispenser can be reached from seated on the toilet.
    • The towel dispenser is placed higher than 100cm (3ft 3in).
    • The height of the towel dispenser is 112cm (3ft 8in).
    • 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 124cm (4ft 1in).
    • 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 111cm.
  • Colour Contrast and Lighting View
    • The contrast between the internal door and wall is fair.
    • The contrast between the external door and wall is fair.
    • 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 good.
    • The contrast between the walls and floor is good.
    • The lighting levels are medium.
  • Comments View
    • There is a small lip in the doorway of the accessible toilet.
    • The door sticks and can be hard to open.

Accessible Toilet (First Floor Lift Lobby)

  • Accessible toilet facilities are available.
  • Location and Access View
    • The toilet is not for the sole use of disabled people.
    • There is written text and pictorial signage on or near the toilet door.
    • This accessible toilet is approximately 6m (6yd 1ft) from the lift.
    • This accessible toilet is located on the first floor, to the rear of the lift lobby.
    • 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 lever twist.
    • The width of the accessible toilet door is 87cm (2ft 10in).
    • The door is heavy.
    • The dimensions of the accessible toilet are 157cm x 203cm (5ft 2in x 6ft 8in).
    • 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 91cm (2ft 12in).
    • 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 fully functional.
    • Disposal facilities are available in the cubicle.
    • There is a/are female sanitary 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 the left.
    • There is a shelf within the accessible toilet.
    • The shelf is higher than 95cm (3ft 1in).
    • 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 49cm (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 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 91cm.
  • Colour Contrast and Lighting View
    • The contrast between the internal door and wall is fair.
    • 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 fair.
    • The toilet seat colour contrast is good.
    • The contrast between the walls and floor is good.
    • The lighting levels are medium.
  • Comments View
    • There is a baby change unit within the accessible toilet cubicle.
    • The height of the baby change when extended is 99cm.

Accessible Toilet (Second Floor)

  • Accessible toilet facilities are available.
  • Location and Access View
    • The toilet is not for the sole use of disabled people.
    • There is pictorial and tactile signage on or near the toilet door.
    • This accessible toilet is approximately 15m (16yd 1ft) from the lift B.
    • This accessible toilet is located on the second floor, to the left as you exit the lift lobby, within the standard male toilets at the left hand side of the library.
    • There are identical accessible cubicles in the male toilets on the fourth and sixth floors.
    • There is level access to this accessible toilet.
    • This is by lift.
  • Features and Dimensions View
    • This is not a shared toilet.
    • This accessible cubicle is within the male standard toilet area.
    • A key is not required for the accessible toilet.
    • The door opens outwards.
    • The door is locked by a sliding bolt.
    • The width of the accessible toilet door is 90cm (2ft 11in).
    • The door is light.
    • The dimensions of the accessible toilet are 145cm x 195cm (4ft 9in x 6ft 5in).
    • 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 left.
    • The lateral transfer space is 81cm (2ft 8in).
    • There is a dropdown rail on the transfer side.
    • There is a flush, however it is not 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 not available in the cubicle.
    • 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 not a mirror.
    • The height of the toilet seat above floor level is 46cm (1ft 6in).
    • There is not a hand dryer.
    • 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 106cm (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.
  • Colour Contrast and Lighting View
    • The contrast between the internal door and wall is poor.
    • The contrast between the external door and wall is poor.
    • The contrast between the wall-mounted grab rail(s) and wall is fair.
    • The contrast between the dropdown rail(s) and wall is fair.
    • The toilet seat colour contrast is poor.
    • The contrast between the walls and floor is good.
    • The lighting levels are medium.

Accessible Toilet (Third Floor)

  • Accessible toilet facilities are available.
  • Location and Access View
    • The toilet is not for the sole use of disabled people.
    • There is pictorial signage on or near the toilet door.
    • This accessible toilet is approximately 15m (16yd 1ft) from the lift B.
    • This accessible toilet is located on the third floor, to the left as you exit the lift lobby, within the standard female toilets at the left hand side of the library.
    • There is an identical accessible toilet in the same location on the fifth floor.
    • There is level access to this accessible toilet.
    • This is by lift.
  • Features and Dimensions View
    • This is not a shared toilet.
    • This accessible cubicle is within the female standard toilet area.
    • A key is not required for the accessible toilet.
    • The door opens inwards.
    • The door is locked by a sliding bolt.
    • The width of the accessible toilet door is 87cm (2ft 10in).
    • The door is light.
    • The dimensions of the accessible toilet are 149cm x 263cm (4ft 11in x 8ft 8in).
    • 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 left.
    • The lateral transfer space is 201cm (6ft 7in).
    • There is a dropdown rail on the transfer side.
    • There is a flush, however it is not 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 fully functional.
    • 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).
    • The height of the coat hook is 114cm 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 not a shelf within the accessible toilet.
    • There is not a mirror.
    • The height of the toilet seat above floor level is 47cm (1ft 7in).
    • There is not a hand dryer.
    • 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 can be reached from seated on the toilet.
    • The height of the soap dispenser is 105cm.
  • Colour Contrast and Lighting View
    • The contrast between the internal door and wall is poor.
    • The contrast between the external door and wall is poor.
    • The contrast between the wall-mounted grab rail(s) and wall is fair.
    • The contrast between the dropdown rail(s) and wall is fair.
    • 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 first floor, the second floor, the fourth floor and the sixth floor.
    • There are female standard toilets facilities on the basement floor, the first floor, the third floor and the fifth floor.
    • There are shared standard toilets facilities on the first floor.
  • Standard Toilet Surveyed View
    • A male standard toilet was surveyed.
    • The toilet surveyed is located on the first floor, to the left as you exit the lift lobby into the main library.
    • There is a female standard toilet in the same location.
    • The standard toilet surveyed is approximately 11m from the lift.
    • There is not a/are not cubicle(s) suitable for ambulant disabled people in the standard toilet(s) surveyed.
    • Lighting levels in the standard toilet surveyed are good.