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Precinct Library

Crawford House, Manchester Business School, The University of Manchester, Oxford Road, Manchester, M13 9QS

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Introduction

  • Comments View
    • The library is located on the second floor of Crawford House.

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 have its own car park.
  • Venue Car Park View
    • Parking is not free for all users.
    • Parking is free for Blue Badge holders.
    • The car park is at the back of the venue.
    • The car park type is open air/surface.
    • Parking spaces for Blue Badge holders do not need to be booked in advance.
    • There are 3 designated parking bay(s) within the car park.
    • The dimensions of the designated parking bay(s) are 350cm x 500cm (11ft 6in x 16ft 5in).
    • The nearest designated bay is 23m (25yd) from the East Block entrance.
    • The furthest designated bay is 29m (32yd) from the East Block entrance.
    • The route from the car park to the entrance is accessible to a wheelchair user with assistance.
    • Assistance may be required because there is / are slopes/ramps.
    • The car park surface is tarmac.
    • The patron does not have to cross a road.
    • The car park does not have a height restriction barrier.
    • There is not a designated drop off point.
  • Comments View
    • Access to this parking area is via a barrier, so a swipe card or prior arrangement is required.
    • The Aquatic Centre Multi-Storey Car Path is located across the road from this building.
    • Please see the guide for theAquatics Centre Multi-Storey Car Park (Car Park B)for more details.

Outside Access (Lecture Theatres Block-Oxford Road Entrance)

  • There is not level access into the venue.
  • The main door(s) open(s) both ways.
  • The door(s) is / are double.
  • The door(s) is / are heavy.
  • The width of the door opening is 220cm (7ft 3in).

Level Change (Lecture Theatres Block-Oxford Road Entrance)

  • There is a ramp/slope to access this area/service.
  • The ramp/slope is located in front of the entrance.
  • The ramp/slope is moderate.
  • The ramp/slope is permanent.
  • Comments View
    • There is no lift access to the other floors from this entrance. There is only lift access to the Precinct level.

Other Floors (Lecture Theatres Block)

  • Steps View
    • 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
    • These stairs give access to the rear of Lecture Theatres 1 and 2.
    • There are 9 steps leading up to Lecture Theatre 2, and a further 18 leading up to Lecture Theatre 1.
    • There is level access to the front of both theatres.
    • There are also similar stairs linking the ground floor with the Precinct entrance (shown in photograph 2).

Lift (Lecture Theatre and Seminar Block)

  • There is a lift for public use.
  • The lift is located opposite the Building Reception.
  • The lift is a standard lift.
  • The floors which are accessible by this lift are G - 2.
  • The lift is approximately 22m (24yd 2in) from the Booth Street East 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 95cm x 133cm (3ft 1in x 4ft 4in).
  • There are not separate entry and exit doors in the lift.
  • There is not 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.

Outside Access (Precinct Library Entrance)

  • This information is for the entrance located on the second Floor of the Crawford Building above the lecture Theatre Block.
  • 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.
  • There is a small lip on the threshold of the entrance, with a height of 2cm or below.
  • Comments View
    • There is a barrier with a width of 100cm and a turnstile with a width of 60cm just beyond the entrance.

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.

Reception (Main Reception)

  • The desk is 2m (2yd 7in) from the entrance.
  • There is level access to reception from the entrance.
  • The lighting levels are medium.
  • The reception desk is medium height (77cm - 109cm).
  • The desk is generally staffed.
  • There is not a hearing assistance system.

Reception (Enquiries)

  • 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.
  • There is not a hearing assistance 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 not have computers with accessible software.

Other Floors

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    • The floors which are accessible by stairs are 1-2.
    • There are 15+ steps between floors.
    • The lighting levels are medium.
    • 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 not a landing.
  • Comments View
    • Since the Library can only be entered on the second floor the stairs are used to allow for passage down to level one from floor two.

Lift (Library)

  • There is a lift for public use.
  • The lift is located to your right on entrance.
  • The lift is a standard lift.
  • The floors which are accessible by this lift are 1-2.
  • The lift is 6m (6yd 1ft) from the 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 110cm x 140cm (3ft 7in x 4ft 7in).
  • There are not separate entry and exit doors in the lift.
  • The lift does have a visual floor indicator.
  • The lift does not have an audible announcer.
  • 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 medium.
  • Comments View
    • Since the Library can only be entered on the second floor the lift is used to allow for step free access down to level one from floor two.

Accessible Toilet

  • There are not accessible toilets within this venue designated for public use.
  • Comments View
    • The nearest accessible toilet is on the ground floor of the Crawford Building.

Standard Toilet(s)

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.
  • Comments View
    • The photograph shows the front of Lecture Theatre 1, which has level access but no designated wheelchair spaces.