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Braddick Library

School of Physics and Astronomy, The University of Manchester, Oxford Road, Manchester, M13 9PL

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Introduction

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    • The library is located on the first floor of the Schuster Building.

Location

  • The venue is situated within the centre of the city.
  • This venue is situated in Manchester.
  • The venue is not situated on a road which has a steep gradient.
  • The nearest mainline station is Manchester Oxford Road.
  • There is a bus stop within 150m (164yds) of the venue.

Parking

  • The venue does not have its own car park.
  • On street marked Blue Badge bays are not available.

Opening Times (Term-Time)

  • Monday 09:30 - 13:00.
  • Tuesday 09:30 - 13:00.
  • Wednesday 09:30 - 13:00.
  • Thursday 09:30 - 13:00.
  • Friday 09:30 - 13:00.
  • Saturday Closed.
  • Sunday Closed.
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    • Outside of term time library opening times may vary. For more details regarding opening times please check the University of Manchester Website.

Outside Access (Main Entrance)

  • This information is for the entrance located at the front of the building, on Brunswick Street.
  • There is not level access into the venue.
  • The main door(s) open automatically.
  • The doors are double width.
  • The door opening is 145cm (4ft 9in) wide.
  • Second set of doors View
    • There is a second set of doors.
    • The door(s) open towards you (pull).
    • The doors are double width.
    • The door(s) is / are heavy.
    • The door opening is 145cm (4ft 9in) wide.
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    • The first set of doors open towards you and the second set of doors are push pad operated.
    • After 18:00 there is a 90cm wide singe width automatic door used to access the building.

Level Change (Main Entrance)

  • There is a ramp/slope to access this area/service.
  • The ramp/slope does bypass the step(s).
  • The ramp/slope is located on the left as you face the accessible entrance.
  • The ramp/slope is moderate.
  • The ramp/slope is permanent.
  • The ramp does have handrails.
  • The handrails are on both sides.
  • There is a/are step(s) to access this area/service.
  • There is/are 3 step(s) to the area/service.
  • The lighting levels at the step(s) are bright.
  • There is tactile paving at the top and bottom of the steps.
  • The step(s) is/are not clearly marked.
  • The step(s) is/are deep (18cm+).
  • There is a/are handrail(s) at the step(s).
  • The handrail(s) is/are on both sides.

Level Change (Inside Access)

  • There is a / are step(s) to access this area / service.
  • The step(s) is / are located to the right as you enter.
  • There is / are 4 step(s) to the area / service.
  • The lighting levels at the steps are medium.
  • The step(s) is / are not clearly marked.
  • The step(s) is / are medium.
  • The steps do have handrails.
  • The handrails are on both sides.
  • There is a standard and / or platform lift to access this service.
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    • These steps are located just past Blackett and Moseley lecture theatres.
    • There are similar but well-marked steps located just past the cafe, shown in photograph 2.

Lift (Platform)

  • The lift is located past the Moseley and Blackett lecture theatres.
  • The lift is a platform lift.
  • The platform lift accesses a small level change.
  • The lift is 30m (32yd 2ft) from the main entrance.
  • Staff do not need to be notified for use of the lift.
  • The clear door width is 89cm (2ft 11in).
  • The dimensions of the lift are 150cm x 92cm (4ft 11in x 3ft).
  • The lift does have Braille markings.
  • The lift does have tactile markings.
  • The controls for the lift are within 120cm from the floor.
  • The lighting level in the lift is bright.
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    • There is a moderate ramp in front of the lift on the lower level.

Other Floors

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    • The floors which are accessible by stairs are B - G - 7.
    • There are 15+ steps between floors.
    • The lighting levels are bright.
    • The steps are clearly marked.
    • The steps are deep (18cm+).
    • The steps do have handrails.
    • The steps have a handrail on both sides.
    • There is a landing.
  • Comments View
    • There are identical staircases located at either end of the building.

Lift (Main)

  • There is a lift for public use.
  • The lift is located at the rear of the building adjacent to the stairs.
  • The lift is a standard lift.
  • The floors which are accessible by this lift are B - G - 7.
  • There are manual, heavy, double doors to access the lift lobby from the first floor upwards.
  • The lift is approximately 30m (32yd 2ft) from the platform lift.
  • Staff do not need to be notified for use of the lift.
  • The clear door width is 109cm (3ft 7in).
  • The dimensions of the lift are 150cm x 190cm (4ft 11in x 6ft 3in).
  • 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 bright.

Outside Access (Library Entrance)

  • This information is for the entrance located in front of you when you exit the lift.
  • There is level access into the venue.
  • Level access is via lift.
  • The main door(s) open automatically (towards you).
  • The doors are double width.
  • The door opening is 164cm (5ft 5in) wide.
  • There is a small lip on the threshold of the entrance, with a height of 2cm or below.

Reception

  • The desk is 10m (10yd 2ft) from the entrance.
  • There is level access to reception from the entrance.
  • The lighting levels are medium.
  • The reception desk is low (76cm or lower).
  • The desk is generally staffed.

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.
  • The library does not have computers with accessible software.
  • Auxiliary aids are not available for computer users.

Accessible Toilet

  • The nearest accessible toilet is located on the second floor.

Standard Toilet(s)

  • The nearest standard toilets are just outside the library next to the lifts on the first floor.

Additional Info

  • Staff do receive disability awareness / equality training.
  • Documents can be requested in Braille.
  • Documents can be requested in large print.
  • A member of staff trained in BSL skills is not normally on duty.
  • This service can be requested.