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Art & Archaeology Library

The University of Manchester, Mansfield Cooper Building, Oxford Road, Manchester, M13 9PL

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Introduction

Useful Information

Location

  • The venue is situated within the centre of the city.
  • This venue is situated in Manchester.
  • The venue is in a pedestrian area.
  • The nearest National Rail station is Manchester Oxford Road.
  • There is a bus stop within 150m (164yds) of the venue.

Building Parking

  • The building does not have its own dedicated parking.
  • Site/Campus Car Parks View
    • There is a site/campus car park for staff, students and visitors within approximately 200m.
    • The name of the car park is Car Park E.
    • The car park is located to the rear of the building, off Cecil Street.
  • Drop Off Point View
    • There is not a designated drop off point.

Outside Access (Main Entrance)

  • Entrance View
    • This information is for the entrance located at the front of the building.
    • 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 (towards you).
    • The door(s) is/are push pad activated.
    • The door(s) is / are single.
    • The width of the door opening is 94cm (3ft 1in).
    • 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 on either side of the entrance.
    • The ramp/slope gradient is slight.
    • The ramp is permanent.
    • There is a level landing at the top of the ramp.
    • The ramp does not have handrails.
  • Comments View
    • There are manual revolving doors to the right of the main entrance, as shown in photograph 2.

Other Floors

  • Steps View
    • The floors which are accessible by stairs are B, 1, 2, 3, 4.
    • The stairs are located ahead and to the left as you enter.
    • The stairs are approximately 14m from the main 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 (11cm - 17cm).
    • The steps do have handrails.
    • The steps have a handrail on both sides.
    • There is a landing.
    • There is a similar staircase on the far right of the building, as shown in photographs 3 and 4.
  • Other View
    • The area(s)/service(s) on the floors which are not accessible is/are the basement floor toilets.

Lift

  • There is a lift for public use.
  • The lift is located ahead and to the left as you enter.
  • The lift is a standard lift.
  • The floors which are accessible by this lift are 1, 2, 3, 4.
  • Wall mounted information boards are provided at lift landings.
  • There are manual, heavy, double doors to access the lift lobby from the first floor upwards.
  • The weight limit for the lift is 1200kg.
  • The lift is approximately 12m (13yd 4in) from the main 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 152cm x 162cm (4ft 12in x 5ft 4in).
  • 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 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.

Opening Times (Library)

  • Monday 09:30 - 17:00.
  • Tuesday 09:30 - 17:00.
  • Wednesday 09:30 - 17:00.
  • Thursday 09:30 - 17:00.
  • Friday 09:30 - 17:00.
  • Saturday Closed.
  • Sunday Closed.

Outside Access (Library Entrance)

  • This information is for the entrance located left on exiting the lift on the fourth floor.
  • There is level access into the venue.
  • The main door(s) open towards you (pull).
  • The doors are double width.
  • The door(s) is / are heavy.
  • The door opening is 160cm (5ft 3in) wide.

Reception

  • The desk is 3m (3yd 10in) from the Library Entrance.
  • There is level access to reception from the entrance.
  • This is by lift.
  • The lighting levels are medium.
  • The reception desk is medium height (77cm - 109cm).
  • The desk has a low (76cm or lower) section.
  • The desk is generally staffed.
  • There is not a hearing assistance system.

Inside Access

  • There is level access to the service.
  • There is not a hearing assistance system.
  • This venue does not play background music.
  • The lighting levels are medium.

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.
  • Auxiliary aids are not available for computer users.
  • Equipment available for people with a visual impairment includes ergonomic chairs are available.

Accessible Toilet

  • The nearest accessible toilet is located on the first floor of the Mansfield Cooper Building, 8m from the lift exit on the left.

Standard Toilet(s)

  • The nearest standard toilets can be found on the fourth floor of the Mansfield Cooper Building, 10m from the library entrance.