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Muriel Stott Building

Main Library, 250 Oxford Road, Manchester, M13 9PP

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Introduction

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    • The Muriel Stott building is located within the Main Library Building.

Opening Times

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

Outside Access (Main Entrance)

Level Change (Main Entrance)

Reception (Main Reception / Customer Service Desk)

Outside Access (Muriel Stott Building Main Entrance)

  • This information is for the entrance located off the main library foyer.
  • There is not level access into the venue.
  • The main door(s) open automatically.
  • The doors are double width.
  • The door opening is 184cm (6ft) wide.
  • Second set of doors View
    • There is a second set of doors.
    • The door(s) open away from you (push).
    • The doors are double width.
    • The door(s) is / are heavy.
    • The door opening is 164cm (5ft 5in) wide.
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    • The first set of doors are push pad operated, and lead out to the courtyard within the Library Old Building.
    • The second set leads into the Muriel Stott Building.
    • Next to the entrance there are deck chairs that can be borrowed for use in the coutyard area.

Level Change (Muriel Stott Building Main Entrance)

  • There is a ramp or slope to access this service.
  • The ramp or slope is located between the two sets of doors.
  • The ramp or slope is moderate.
  • The ramp or slope is permanent.

Outside Access (Muriel Stott Building Internal Entrance)

  • This information is for the entrance located off a cooridor joining the purple and green sections of the library.
  • There is not 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 170cm (5ft 7in) wide.
  • Comments View
    • This entrance is located off the corridor between the Green and Purple Zones in the Old Building.

Level Change (Muriel Stott Building Internal Entrance from Purple Zone)

  • There is a ramp or slope to access this service.
  • The ramp or slope is moderate.
  • The ramp or slope is permanent.
  • There is not a level landing at the top of the ramp.
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    • The exit from the green area into the corridor leading to the Muriel Stott Building internal entrance has a moderate ramp, 123 cm wide, with handrails both sides.
    • The other end of the corridor, which leads from the purple area also has a moderate ramp with handrails both sides.

Level Change (Muriel Stott Internal Access From Green Zone)

  • There is a ramp or slope to access this service.
  • The ramp or slope does bypass the step(s).
  • The ramp or slope is located off the Green Zone.
  • The ramp or slope is steep.
  • The ramp or slope is permanent.
  • There is a level landing at the top of the ramp.
  • The ramp does have handrails.
  • The handrails are on both sides.
  • The width of the ramp or slope is 118cm (3ft 10in).
  • There is a / are step(s) to access this area / service.
  • The step(s) is / are located to the left of the ramp.
  • There is / are 3 step(s) to the area / service.
  • The lighting levels at the steps are medium.
  • The step(s) is / are clearly marked.
  • The step(s) is / are medium.
  • The steps do have handrails.
  • The handrails are on the right going up.

Inside Access

  • There is level access to the service.
  • There is a hearing assistance system.
  • The system is a fixed loop.
  • Staff are trained to use the system.
  • 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.
  • It takes approximately 7 - 14 days to process an order.

Accessible Toilet

  • Adapted toilets are available in the main library.

Standard Toilet(s)

  • Standard toilets are available in the main library.

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 generally on duty.
  • This service can be requested.