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Stopford Library

Stopford Building, Faculty of Medical & Human Sciences, The University of Manchester, Oxford Road, Manchester, M13 9PT

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Introduction

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    • The library is located on the third floor of the Stopford Building.

Useful Information

Opening Times (Term Time)

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

Opening Times (Vacation)

  • Monday 09:00 - 13:00.
  • Monday 14:00 - 16:30.
  • Tuesday 09:00 - 13:00.
  • Tuesday 14:00 - 16:30.
  • Wednesday 09:00 - 13:00.
  • Wednesday 14:00 - 16:30.
  • Thursday 09:00 - 13:00.
  • Thursday 14:00 - 16:30.
  • Friday 09:00 - 13:00.
  • Friday 14:00 - 16:30.
  • Saturday Closed.
  • Sunday Closed.

Location

  • The venue is situated within the centre of the city.
  • This venue is situated in Manchester.
  • The venue is situated on a road which has a steep gradient.
  • 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.

Outside Access (Front Entrance)

  • Entrance View
    • This information is for the entrance located on the front left corner of the building.
    • There is stepped access at this entrance.
    • There is not a bell/buzzer.
    • There is not an intercom.
    • There is a canopy or recess which provides weather protection at this entrance.
    • The main door(s) open(s) towards you (pull).
    • The door(s) is / are double.
    • The door(s) is / are heavy.
    • The width of the door opening is 150cm (4ft 11in).
  • Second Set of Doors View
    • There is a second set of doors.
    • The door(s) open(s) towards you (pull).
    • The door(s) is / are double.
    • The door(s) is / are heavy.
    • The width of the door opening is 150cm (4ft 11in).
  • 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 10 step(s) to access the entrance.
    • There is not tactile paving at the top and bottom of the step(s).
    • The step(s) is / are clearly marked.
    • The step(s) is / are medium (11cm - 17cm).
    • The steps do have handrails.
    • The handrails are on both sides.

Outside Access (Accessible Entrance)

  • Entrance View
    • This information is for the entrance located on Ackers Street on the left side of the building.
    • There is ramped/sloped or stepped access at this entrance.
    • There is not a bell/buzzer.
    • There is an intercom.
    • The height of the intercom is 120cm (3ft 11in).
    • 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 double.
    • The width of the door opening is 146cm (4ft 9in).
  • Ramp/Slope View
    • There is a ramp/slope at this entrance.
    • The ramp/slope is located to the right 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.
    • The width of the ramp is 125cm (4ft 1in).
  • 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 5 step(s) to access the entrance.
    • There is tactile paving at the top and bottom of the step(s).
    • The step(s) is / are clearly marked.
    • The step(s) is / are medium (11cm - 17cm).
    • The steps do have handrails.
    • The handrails are on both sides.

Other Floors

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    • The floors which are accessible by stairs are G, 1, 2, 3.
    • The stairs are located directly beyond the accessible entrance.
    • The stairs are approximately 4m from the accessible 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 deep (18cm+).
    • The steps do have handrails.
    • The steps have a handrail on both sides.
    • There is a landing.
    • There are similar staircases throughout the building.

Lift (Main Lifts)

  • There is a lift for public use.
  • The lift is located in the main foyer, to the left as you pass through the security barriers.
  • The lift is a standard lift.
  • The floors which are accessible by this lift are G, 1, 2, 3.
  • Wall mounted information boards are provided at lift landings.
  • The weight limit for the lift is 1275kg.
  • The lift is approximately 18m (19yd 2ft) from the accessible 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 180cm x 143cm (5ft 11in x 4ft 8in).
  • 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.
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    • There are two lifts next to each other.
    • There are two similar lifts in the centre of the building.

Outside Access (Library Entrance)

  • This information is for the entrance located in front of you when you exit the lift on the third floor.
  • There is level access into the venue.
  • Level access is via lift.
  • The main door(s) open towards you (pull).
  • The doors are double width.
  • The door(s) is / are heavy.
  • The door opening is 164cm (5ft 5in) wide.
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    • There are security barriers just beyond the doors with a width of 106cm.

Reception

  • The desk is 4m (4yd 1ft) from the library entrance.
  • There is level access to reception from the entrance.
  • The lighting levels are medium.
  • The reception desk is high (110cm+).
  • The desk has a low (76cm or lower) section.
  • The desk is generally staffed.
  • There is a hearing assistance system.
  • The type of system is a fixed loop.

Inside Access

  • There is level access to the service.
  • There is a hearing assistance system.
  • The system is a fixed loop.
  • 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 available for computer users.
  • A height adjustable table and height adjustable chair is / are available.

Accessible Toilet

  • The nearest accessible toilet can be found on the second floor of the Stopford Building.

Standard Toilet(s)

  • Standard toilets can be found along the main corridor of the building.