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Curran Building

University of Strathclyde, 101 St James Road, Glasgow, G4 0NS

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Introduction

  • Services / facilities within the building include the Andersonian Library, Nourish Flava Cafe, Nourish Flava2Go (Starbucks) kiosk, Information Services, Accounting and Finance, IT Services and IT Labs, Reflection Room, The National Centre for Prosthetics and Orthotics, Autism Network Scotland, Scottish Oral History, CELCIS (staff only), HASS Home Economics Laboratories, Independent Care Review.

Opening Times (Andersonian Library - Term Time)

  • Monday 07:00 - 00:00.
  • Tuesday 07:00 - 00:00.
  • Wednesday 07:00 - 00:00.
  • Thursday 07:00 - 00:00.
  • Friday 07:00 - 00:00.
  • Saturday 09:00 - 21:00.
  • Sunday 09:00 - 21:00.

Opening Times (Andersonian Library - Vacations)

  • Monday 07:00 - 19:00.
  • Tuesday 07:00 - 19:00.
  • Wednesday 07:00 - 19:00.
  • Thursday 07:00 - 19:00.
  • Friday 07:00 - 19:00.
  • Saturday 09:00 - 17:00.
  • Sunday Closed.

Getting Here

  • By Road View
    • The Curran Building is located in Glasgow on Cathedral Street which runs between Glasgow Cathedral and Glasgow Queen Street Station.
      From the M8 westbound, at junction 15 use the left 2 lanes to take the A803 exit to Cathedral Glasgow Cross.
      Continue onto Stirling Road.
      After the first set traffic lights, turn right onto St. James Road.
      The Curran Building is the first building on the left.
      From the M8 eastbound, at junction 15, use the right hand lane to merge onto Springburn Rd/A803 towards Cathedral/Glasgow Cross.
      At the first traffic lights turn right onto Castle St/A8.
      At the next traffic lights, in front of the Royal Infirmary, take the right hand land and turn right. Then take the next left on to Stirling Road.
      Turn right onto St. James Road.
      The Curran Building is the first building on the left.
    • There is an underground car park off Cathedral Street and a surface car park of St James Road for permit holders.
      There is on street parking on St James Road including Blue Badge bays. There is a public car park on Cathedral Street, Cathedral Precinct Car Park 2.
  • By Bus View
    • On Cathedral Street westbound, Bus Stop Strathclyde University Library - 19, 19A Simplicity 38, 38A, 38B, 38C, 38E, 240X, 241X, X2, X3, X85, X87.
      On Cathedral Street eastbound, Bus Stop City of Glasgow College - 19, 19A, 213, 240X, X19.
      On Stirling Road northbound, Bus Stop St James Road - 240X, 241X, X1, X1A, X2, X3, X11, X19, X25, X25A, X28, X35, X36, X37, X85, X87.
  • By Train View
    • Glasgow Queen Street is 700m from the Curran Building. Take the Hanover Street exit, turn left and then right along Cathedral Street. The Curran Building is past Strathclyde Sports on the left.
      High Street is a closer station, but it is below street level and has no lifts. It is not accessible to wheelchair users.
  • By Underground View
    • The nearest Underground Station is Buchanan Street which is 850m from the Sports Centre. From the station exit go up Buchanan Street and turn right on to Bath Street. Continue on to Cathedral Street. The Curran Building is on the left.
      The station is underground and has no lifts. It is not accessible to wheelchair users.
  • Useful Links View

Useful Information

Building Parking

  • The building does have its own dedicated parking.
  • Building Car Park View
    • The car park can be used by Blue Badge holders and staff permit holders.
    • There are no parking charges that apply on the day.
    • The car park is located below the building accessed off Cathedral Street.
    • The car park type is underground.
    • The car park does have a height restriction barrier.
    • The maximum height is 200cm (6ft 7in).
    • Designated Blue Badge parking bays are available.
    • There is/are 1 designated parking bay(s) within the car park.
    • The Blue Badge bay(s) is/are signposted and have markings which are faded.
    • The dimensions of the designated parking bay(s) are 350cm x 620cm (11ft 6in x 20ft 4in).
    • Parking spaces for Blue Badge holders do need to be booked in advance.
    • The nearest designated bay is 8m (8yd 2ft) from the front lift 242.
    • The route from the car park to the building is accessible to a wheelchair user with assistance.
    • Assistance may be required because there is / are slopes/ramps.
    • The car park surface is concrete.
  • Site/Campus Car Parks View
    • There is not a site/campus car park within approximately 200m.
  • Public Car Parks View
    • There is a car park for public use within 200m (approx).
    • The name of the car park is Cathedral Precinct Car Park 2.
    • The car park is located Cathedral Street.
  • On Street Parking View
    • Clearly signed and/or marked on street Blue Badge parking bays are available.
    • The dimensions of the marked Blue Badge bays are 200cm x 630cm (6ft 7in x 20ft 8in).
    • The on street Blue Badge parking bay(s) is/are located on St James Street.
    • Clearly signed and/or standard marked parking bays are available.
    • The dimensions of the standard marked parking bays are 200cm x 620cm (6ft 7in x 20ft 4in).
    • The on street standard parking bay(s) is/are located on St James Street.
  • Drop Off Point View
    • There is not a designated drop off point.
  • Comments View
    • This underground car park is accessed from Cathedral Street.
    • There is also an external car park without Blue Badge bays for this building, located near the corner of St James Road and Stirling Road for permit holders only.

Outside Access (Main Entrance)

  • Entrance View
    • This information is for the entrance located at the front of the building between Cathedral Street and James Street.
    • There is ramped/sloped 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) automatically.
    • The door(s) is / are double.
    • The width of the door opening is 110cm (3ft 7in).
  • Second Set of Doors View
    • There is a second set of doors.
    • The door(s) open(s) automatically.
    • The door(s) is / are double.
    • The width of the door opening is 107cm (3ft 6in).
  • Ramp/Slope View
    • There is a ramp/slope at this entrance.
    • The ramp/slope is located in front of the entrance.
    • The ramp/slope gradient is slight.
    • The ramp is permanent.
    • The ramp does have handrails.
    • The handrails are on the right going up the ramp.
  • Comments View
    • This entrance gives access to level 2 of the building.

Getting Around (Curran Building)

  • Access View
    • There is step free access throughout the building via lift(s).
    • There are no doors in corridors which have to be opened manually.
  • Getting Around View
    • There is clear signage for building facilities/areas in the foyer/reception area.
    • There is clearly written directional signage at key points of circulation routes.
    • There is some flooring in corridors which is shiny and could cause issues with glare or look slippery to some people.
    • There is some flooring in corridors which includes patterns or colours which could be confusing or look like steps or holes to some people.
    • There is good colour contrast between the walls and floor in all corridors.
    • The lighting levels are varied.
    • This building does not play background music.
    • There is not a hearing assistance system.
  • Comments View
    • This section covers areas outside the library on levels 2 and 6.

Other Floors (Stair A)

  • Steps View
    • The floors which are accessible by stairs are 1, 2, 3, 4, 5 and 6.
    • The stairs are located to the right as you enter via the main entrance.
    • The stairs are approximately 18m from the main entrance.
    • There are 15+ steps between floors.
    • There are manual, heavy, single doors to access the stairwell on all floors.
    • The lighting levels are medium.
    • The steps are clearly marked.
    • The steps are medium height (11cm - 17cm).
    • The steps do have handrails.
    • The steps have a handrail on both sides.
    • There is a landing.
    • There is a similar staircase to the opposite side of the building, stair F, with restricted access at most levels.

Lift (Lift 242 - Front Lift)

  • There is a lift for public use.
  • The lift is located to the right as you enter via the main entrance.
  • The lift is a standard lift.
  • The floors which are accessible by this lift are 1 (front), 2 (front), 3, 4, 5 and 6.
  • Wall mounted information boards are provided at lift landings.
  • There are manual, heavy, single doors to access the lift lobby on all floors.
  • The weight limit for the lift is 1600kg, 21 Persons.
  • The lift is approximately 8m (8yd 2ft) 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 191cm x 168cm (6ft 3in x 5ft 6in).
  • 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 has a hearing enhancement 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.

Eating and Drinking (Nourish - Flava2Go (Starbucks))

  • Location and Access View
    • The following information is for the food and drink kiosk.
    • The food and drink kiosk is located in the main entrance lobby.
    • There is step-free access to the food and drink kiosk.
  • Service and Menus View
    • There is a counter where food and drink can be ordered.
    • Menu types include; written wall menus.
    • Menus are clearly written.
    • Menus are presented in contrasting colours.
    • Staff can read menus to customers if requested.
    • The type of food served here is hot drinks and snacks.
    • Plastic/takeaway cups are available.
    • Adapted cups are not available.
    • Adapted cutlery is not available.
    • Drinking straws are not available.
    • This area does not play background music.
    • There is not a hearing assistance system.
  • Service Counter(s) View
    • The height of the counter is 90cm.
    • There is a moveable card machine available for payment.
    • The type of flooring in this area is vinyl.
    • The lighting levels are moderate to good.
  • Tables and Seating View
    • There is ample room for a wheelchair user to manoeuvre.
  • Opening Times View
    • Monday 08:30 - 19:00.
    • Tuesday 08:30 - 19:00.
    • Wednesday 08:30 - 19:00.
    • Thursday 08:30 - 19:00.
    • Friday 08:30 - 19:00.
    • Saturday 10:30 - 16:00.
    • Sunday 10:30 - 16:00.

Eating and Drinking (Nourish - Flava Café)

  • Location and Access View
    • The following information is for the café.
    • The café is located to the right as you enter via the main entrance.
    • There is step-free access to the café.
  • Service and Menus View
    • Tables cannot be booked in advance.
    • There is a counter where food and drink can be ordered.
    • Staff can bring food and/or drinks to tables.
    • Menu types include; written wall menus.
    • Menus are clearly written.
    • Menus are presented in contrasting colours.
    • Staff can read menus to customers if requested.
    • The type of food served here is hot and cold meals and snacks.
    • Plastic/takeaway cups are available.
    • Adapted cups are not available.
    • Adapted cutlery is not available.
    • Drinking straws are not available.
    • This area does not play background music.
    • There is not a hearing assistance system.
  • Service Counter(s) View
    • The height of the counter is 91cm.
    • There is a moveable card machine available for payment.
    • The lighting levels are good.
  • Tables and Seating View
    • There is ample room for a wheelchair user to manoeuvre.
    • The majority of tables are accessible to wheelchair users.
    • The distance between the floor and the underside of the lowest dining table is 69cm.
    • The distance between the floor and the underside of the highest dining table is 71cm.
    • There are also coffee tables, high tables, long tables, sofas, bench seats and high stools.
    • The surface height of the lowest table is 35cm.
    • The surface height of the highest table is 110cm.
    • Some tables are permanently fixed.
    • Some chairs are permanently fixed.
    • No chairs have armrests on both sides.
    • The type of flooring in this area is vinyl.
    • There is some flooring which is shiny and could cause issues with glare or look slippery to some people.
    • The lighting levels are moderate to good.
  • Opening Times View
    • Monday 08:30 - 15:30.
    • Tuesday 08:30 - 15:30.
    • Wednesday 08:30 - 15:30.
    • Thursday 08:30 - 15:30.
    • Friday 08:30 - 15:30.
    • Saturday Closed.
    • Sunday Closed.

Entrance (Andersonian Library Entrance)

  • Entrance View
    • This information is for the entrance located to the rear of the main entrance lobby on level 2.
    • There is stepped access at this entrance.
    • There is not a bell/buzzer.
    • There is not an intercom.
    • The main door(s) open(s) automatically (away from you).
    • The door(s) is / are double.
    • 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 immediately beyond the entrance.
    • There is / are 15+ step(s) to access the entrance.
    • The step(s) is / are clearly marked.
    • The step(s) is / are medium height (11cm - 17cm).
    • The steps do have handrails.
    • The handrails are on both sides going up.
  • Lift View
    • There is a lift to access this entrance.
    • The lift does bypass the step(s).
  • Comments View
    • The stairlift to the right of the staircase is no longer used.
    • There is an alternative accessible entrance on level 3.
    • The main entrance stairs are overcome by using lift 242 to the right hand side of main entrance foyer.
    • A swipe key card access is required for access via the accessible entrance on level 3.

Entrance (Library - Level 3 Accessible Entrance)

  • Entrance View
    • This information is for the entrance located on level 3 to the right as you exit lift 242.
    • There is ramped/sloped access at this entrance.
    • There is not a bell/buzzer.
    • There is not an intercom.
    • A key card is required for access at this entrance.
    • The height of the card reader/lock is 99cm (3ft 3in).
    • The main door(s) open(s) automatically (away from you).
    • The automatic door(s) is / are push pad activated.
    • The door(s) is / are double (with one leaf locked).
    • The width of the door opening is 76cm (2ft 6in).
  • Ramp/Slope View
    • There is a ramp/slope at this entrance.
    • The ramp/slope is located in front of the entrance.
    • The ramp/slope gradient is slight.
    • The ramp/slope is permanent.
    • The ramp does not have handrails.
  • Comments View
    • Access to this entrance is by using lift 242 to the right hand side of main entrance foyer.
    • There is a push pad automatic door (photograph 6) to enter the corridor to this entrance.
    • A swipe key card access is required for access to the library.

Outside Access (St James Road Entrance)

  • Entrance View
    • This information is for the entrance located at the left side of the building, at the rear of the library, off 101 St James Road.
    • There is ramped/sloped access at this entrance.
    • There is not a bell/buzzer.
    • There is an intercom.
    • The height of the intercom is 149cm (4ft 11in).
    • A key card is required for access at this entrance.
    • The height of the card reader/lock is 100cm (3ft 3in).
    • 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 (with one leaf locked).
    • The door(s) is / are heavy.
    • The width of the door opening is 87cm (2ft 10in).
    • 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 to the right as you face the entrance.
    • The ramp/slope does bypass the step(s).
    • The ramp/slope gradient is slight.
    • The ramp is permanent.
    • The ramp does have handrails.
    • The handrails are on the left going up the ramp.
    • The width of the ramp is 100cm (3ft 3in).
  • Step(s) View
    • There is a / are step(s) at this entrance.
    • The step(s) is / are located to the left as you face the entrance.
    • There is / are 1 step(s) to access the entrance.
    • The step(s) is / are clearly marked.
    • The step(s) is / are medium height (11cm - 17cm).
    • The steps do have handrails.
    • The handrails are on the right going up the step(s).
  • Lift View
    • There is a lift to access this entrance.
    • The lift does not bypass the step(s).
    • The lift does not bypass the ramp.
  • Comments View
    • A university key card with special permission added is required to access this entrance and is issued to those staff and students who require it.
    • There is a camera intercom link at this entrance.

Level Change (St James Road Entrance)

  • There is a/are step(s) to access this area/service.
  • The step(s) is/are located just inside the entrance.
  • There is/are 4 step(s) to the area/service.
  • The lighting levels at the step(s) are medium.
  • The step(s) is/are not clearly marked.
  • The step(s) is/are medium height (11cm - 17cm).
  • There is a/are handrail(s) at the step(s).
  • The handrail(s) is/are on both sides.
  • There is a lift to access this area/service.
  • The lift does bypass the step(s).

Lift (Lift 226 - St James Road Entrance)

  • There is a lift for public use.
  • The lift is located just inside the St James Road entrance.
  • The lift is a platform lift.
  • The platform lift accesses a small level change.
  • The weight limit for the lift is 250kg.
  • The lift is approximately 1m (3ft 3in) from the St James Road entrance.
  • Staff do not need to be notified for use of the lift.
  • The clear door width is 90cm (2ft 11in).
  • The lift door is manual, light and opens outwards.
  • The dimensions of the lift are 90cm x 140cm (2ft 11in x 4ft 7in).
  • There are separate entry and exit doors in the lift.
  • 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.

Lift (Lift 225 - Rear Library Lift)

  • There is a lift for public use.
  • The lift is located at the rear of the library.
  • The lift is a standard lift.
  • The floors which are accessible by this lift are 1(rear), 2(rear), 3, 4 and 5.
  • Wall mounted information boards are provided at lift landings.
  • There are manual, heavy, double doors to access the lift lobby on all floors.
  • The weight limit for the lift is 1000kg 13 Persons.
  • The lift is approximately 12m (13yd 4in) from the St James Street entrance.
  • Staff do not need to be notified for use of the lift.
  • The clear door width is 90cm (2ft 11in).
  • The dimensions of the lift are 137cm x 160cm (4ft 6in x 5ft 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 has a hearing enhancement 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.

Reception (Welcome Desk)

  • The Welcome Desk is located at the top of the main entrance access staircase before the security gates.
  • The desk is 50m (54yd 2ft) from the Level 3 accessible entrance.
  • Clear signage for the reception area is not visible from the lift.
  • There is step free access to this reception area, via lift.
  • The lighting levels in the reception area are medium.
  • The reception desk/counter is low (76cm or lower).
  • There is a clear knee recess beneath the low/lowered counter.
  • The desk is staffed.
  • There is a hearing assistance system.
  • The type of system is a fixed loop.
  • The hearing assistance system is signed.
  • Staff are not trained to use the hearing system.
  • The hearing assistance system was not tested at the time of the survey.
  • The hearing assistance system was tested on 26/11/2019.
  • The hearing loop was not working at the time of testing.

Security Gates

  • At the top of the steps before entering the library there are four security gates.
  • There are two standard entry gates that are 53cm wide.
  • The third gate is an accessible entry and exit gate 92cm wide. A fourth exit only gate is similar.
  • A university student or staff identity card is be required to gain access through this point.

Reception (Library Enquiries Main Desk)

  • The Library Enquiries Main Desk is located on level 3 to the rear of the library.
  • The desk is 65m (71yd 3in) from the level 3 accessible entrance.
  • Clear signage for the reception area is not visible from the entrance.
  • There is step free access to this reception area, via lift.
  • The lighting levels in the reception area are medium.
  • The reception desk/counter is medium height (77cm - 109cm).
  • There is not a low section of the counter (76cm or below) available.
  • The desk is staffed.
  • There is a hearing assistance system.
  • The type of system is a fixed loop.
  • The hearing assistance system is signed.
  • Staff are not trained to use the hearing system.
  • The hearing assistance system was tested by an AccessAble surveyor.
  • The hearing assistance system was tested on 26/11/2019.
  • The hearing loop was working at the time of testing.
  • Comments View
    • The hearing assistance system is located to the right hand side of the desk where signed.
  • Opening Times View
    • Monday 08:30 - 20:30.
    • Tuesday 08:30 - 20:30.
    • Wednesday 08:30 - 20:30.
    • Thursday 08:30 - 20:30.
    • Friday 08:30 - 20:30.
    • Saturday 12:00 - 17:00.
    • Sunday 12:00 - 17:00.

Reception (Library Enquiries - Levels 4 and 5)

  • Library Enquiries - Levels 4 and 5 is located near staircase C on levels 4 and 5.
  • The desk is 35m (38yd 10in) from the rear library lift 225.
  • Clear signage for the reception area is not visible from the entrance.
  • There is step free access to this reception area, via lift.
  • The lighting levels in the reception area are bright.
  • The reception desk/counter is low (76cm or lower).
  • There is a clear knee recess beneath the low/lowered counter.
  • The desk is staffed.
  • There is not a hearing assistance system.

Getting Around (Library)

  • Access View
    • There is step free access throughout the building via lift(s).
    • There is a slight ramp, with no handrails, for access to Rooms CU 321 to CU 330 at the front of the building on level 3.
    • Photograph 1 shows this ramp.
    • There is a slight ramp, with no handrails, for access to movable Journal Archive shelves.
    • The ramp is to all shelves and the width varies as the shelves move.
    • There are no doors in corridors which have to be opened manually.
  • Getting Around View
    • There is clear signage for building facilities/areas in the foyer/reception area.
    • There is clearly written directional signage at key points of circulation routes.
    • There is some flooring in corridors which is shiny and could cause issues with glare or look slippery to some people.
    • There is some flooring in corridors which includes patterns or colours which could be confusing or look like steps or holes to some people.
    • There is good colour contrast between the walls and floor in all areas.
    • The lighting levels are varied.
    • This building does not play background music.
    • There is a hearing assistance system.
    • The system is a fixed loop.
    • There is a fixed hearing loop to the main enquiries desk on level 3. There are induction loops to the computer laboratories on each floor.
    • Staff are not trained to use the hearing system.
  • Comments View
    • The induction loops in the computer laboratories were signed but could not be tested as they were in large rooms that were occupied.

Other Floors (Stair C)

  • Steps View
    • The floors which are accessible by stairs are 1(Rear), 2, 3, 4 and 5.
    • The stairs are located to the right of the building.
    • The stairs are approximately 45m from the rear accessible entrance.
    • There are 15+ steps between floors.
    • There are manual, heavy, single doors to access the stairwell on all floors.
    • The lighting levels are medium.
    • The steps are clearly marked.
    • The steps are medium height (11cm - 17cm).
    • The steps do have handrails.
    • The steps have a handrail on both sides.
    • There is a landing.
    • There is a similar staircase (Stair D) to the rear of the library restricted to staff use only (photographs 7 to 12).

Library (Andersonian 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 to 14 days to process an order.
  • The library does have computers with accessible software.
  • Auxiliary aids are available for computer users.
  • A height adjustable table and height adjustable chair is / are available.
  • Comments View
    • Discussion Room CU204 has widened door and adjustable height desk.

Assistive Technology Room

  • The Assistive Technology Room is located on level 2, in the library, to the left as you enter from the accessible entrance or library lift.
  • It is 32m from Lift 226.
  • It is accessed by double, push pad operated automatic doors, 149cm wide.
  • It contains auxiliary aids, such as alternative keyboards and mice, CCTCs, a Kurzweil reader and Braille Embosser.
  • The computers here have the following assistive software available:
  • Read & Write GOLD, MindGenius, Jaws, ZoomText, Kurzweil 1000 and Kurzweil 3000.
  • Desks are all height adjustable.
  • All chairs have armrests and are height adjustable.

Reception (Archives & Special Collections Reading Room)

  • The Archives Reception is located on level 5 to the front of the building.
  • The desk is 95m (103yd 2ft) from the rear library lift.
  • Clear signage for the reception area is not visible from the entrance.
  • There is step free access to this reception area, via lift.
  • The lighting levels in the reception area are bright.
  • The reception desk/counter is low (76cm or lower).
  • There is not a clear knee recess beneath the low/lowered counter.
  • The desk is staffed.
  • There is not a hearing assistance system.
  • Opening Times View
    • Monday 09:00 - 16:50.
    • Tuesday 09:00 - 16:50.
    • Wednesday 09:00 - 16:50.
    • Thursday 09:00 - 16:50.
    • Friday 09:00 - 16:50.
    • Saturday Closed.
    • Sunday Closed.

Location of Toilet/Changing Facilities

  • Accessible toilet facilities are located in the library on all levels rooms CU100b, CU203a, CU303, CU324, CU403a, CU503a, on level 6 rooms CU629, CU635, on level 2 in the Centre For Prosthetics and Orthodontics rooms CU248, CU249.
  • Female and male standard toilet facilities are located in the library, near Stair C, on all levels 1, 2, 3, 4 and 5.
  • Female and male standard toilet facilities are located in Stairwell A level 2 (female) and level 5 (male) with a standard shower.
  • Female and male standard toilet facilities are located on level 6 rooms CU605 (male) and CU634 (female).

Standard Shower

  • Shower facilities are available.
  • The shower(s) surveyed is/are located in the female standard toilet facilities on level 2 in staircase.
  • There is level access to the services from the shower facilities.
  • Comments View
    • There are also ablution facilities within the cubicle and a drop down seat.
    • There are similar male facilities on level 5.

Accessible Toilet(s) (Level 3 - CU 302)

  • There is an/are accessible toilet(s) available.
  • Location and Access View
    • This accessible toilet is located to the right of the Library Enquiries Desk on level 3 near staircase C.
    • This accessible toilet is approximately 55m (60yd 5in) from the Level 3 accessible entrance.
    • There is step-free access to the accessible toilet, via lift.
    • This is a gender neutral toilet.
    • A key is not required for the accessible toilet.
    • There is pictorial and written text signage on or near the toilet door.
    • The contrast between the external door and wall is good.
    • The door opens outwards.
    • The door is heavy.
    • The door is locked by a twist lock.
    • The width of the accessible toilet opening is 86cm (2ft 10in).
    • The contrast between the internal door and wall is good.
    • The door has a horizontal grab rail.
    • The contrast between the horizontal grab rail and internal door is good.
  • Toilet Features View
    • The dimensions of the accessible toilet are 160cm x 244cm (5ft 3in x 8ft).
    • The accessible toilet does have an unobstructed minimum turning space of 150cm x 150cm.
    • The height of the light switch/pull cord is 48cm from floor level.
    • The lighting levels are good.
    • There is a lateral transfer space.
    • As you face the toilet pan the transfer space is on the left.
    • The lateral transfer space is 77cm (2ft 6in).
    • There is a flush, however it is not on the transfer side.
    • There is a spatula type lever flush.
    • There is a dropdown rail on the transfer side.
    • The contrast between the dropdown rail(s) and wall is good.
    • There is a/are wall-mounted grab rail(s) available.
    • As you face the toilet the wall-mounted grab rail(s) is/are on the right.
    • There is not a vertical wall-mounted grab rail on the transfer side.
    • There is a horizontal wall-mounted grab rail on the opposite side of the seat to the transfer space.
    • The contrast between the wall-mounted grab rail(s) to the right of the toilet and wall is good.
    • The contrast between the walls and floor is good.
    • There is an emergency alarm.
    • The emergency pull cord alarm was out of reach (higher than 10cm (4") from floor) when surveyed.
    • There is a red flashing fire alarm beacon within the toilet.
    • Disposal facilities are available in the toilet.
    • There is a/are female sanitary and general waste (with no lid) disposal units.
    • There is not a/are not coat hook(s).
  • Additional Fixtures View
    • There is a mirror.
    • The mirror is placed at a lower level or at an angle for ease of use.
    • There is not a colostomy bag shelf next to the toilet.
    • The toilet has a wall which acts as a backrest.
    • The height of the toilet seat above floor level is 48cm (1ft 7in).
    • The toilet seat colour contrast is poor.
    • There is a toilet roll holder.
    • The toilet roll holder can be reached from seated on the toilet.
    • The toilet roll holder is not placed higher than 100cm (3ft 3in).
    • The contrast between the toilet roll holder and the wall is poor.
    • There is a wash basin.
    • The wash basin and tap(s) can be reached from seated on the toilet.
    • The wash basin is not placed higher than 74cm (2ft 5in).
    • There are vertical wall-mounted grab rails on both sides of the wash basin.
    • The contrast between the wash basin wall-mounted grab rail(s) and wall is good.
    • The wash basin tap type is lever mixer.
    • There is a wall fixed soap dispenser.
    • The soap dispenser can be reached from seated on the toilet.
    • The height of the soap dispenser is 90cm.
    • There is not a towel dispenser.
    • There is a hand dryer.
    • The hand dryer is not placed higher than 100cm (3ft 3in).
    • The contrast between the hand dryer and the wall is poor.
  • Comments View
    • This toilet is 42m from the Rear Library Lift 225.
    • There are also similar accessible toilets on library levels 1, 2 and 5 in the same location (photographs 3 to 5).
    • There are two similar accessible toilets on level 6 (photographs 6 to 7) that may be accessed directly from lift 242 without entry to the library.
    • The toilet on level 4 contains a ceiling track hoist and a changing bench.

Accessible Toilet(s) (Level 3 - CU 324)

  • There is an/are accessible toilet(s) available.
  • This is a Closomat toilet.
  • Location and Access View
    • This accessible toilet is located at the front of the building on level 3, room CU 324.
    • This accessible toilet is approximately 28m (30yd 1ft) from the Level 3 accessible entrance.
    • There is ramped/sloped access to the accessible toilet.
    • This is a shared toilet.
    • A key is not required for the accessible toilet.
    • There is pictorial signage on or near the toilet door.
    • The contrast between the external door and wall is good.
    • The door opens inwards.
    • The door is heavy.
    • The door is locked by a lever twist.
    • The width of the accessible toilet opening is 89cm (2ft 11in).
    • The contrast between the internal door and wall is good.
    • The door has a horizontal grab rail.
    • The contrast between the horizontal grab rail and internal door is good.
  • Toilet Features View
    • The dimensions of the accessible toilet are 166cm x 295cm (5ft 5in x 9ft 8in).
    • The accessible toilet does not have an unobstructed minimum turning space of 150cm x 150cm.
    • The height of the light switch/pull cord is 116cm from floor level.
    • The lighting levels are moderate to good.
    • There is a lateral transfer space.
    • As you face the toilet pan the transfer space is on the left.
    • The lateral transfer space is 74cm (2ft 5in).
    • There is a flush on the transfer side.
    • There is not a spatula type lever flush.
    • There is a push button flush.
    • There are dropdown rails on both sides of the toilet.
    • The contrast between the dropdown rail(s) and wall is fair.
    • There is a/are wall-mounted grab rail(s) available.
    • As you face the toilet the wall-mounted grab rail(s) is/are on both sides.
    • There is a vertical wall-mounted grab rail on the transfer side.
    • There is a horizontal wall-mounted grab rail on the opposite side of the seat to the transfer space.
    • The contrast between the wall-mounted grab rail(s) and wall is good.
    • The contrast between the walls and floor is good.
    • There is an emergency alarm.
    • The emergency pull cord alarm is fully functional.
    • There is a red flashing fire alarm beacon within the toilet.
    • Disposal facilities are available in the toilet.
    • There is a/are female sanitary disposal units.
    • There is not a/are not coat hook(s).
  • Additional Fixtures View
    • There is not a mirror.
    • There is not a colostomy bag shelf next to the toilet.
    • The toilet has a cistern.
    • The toilet seat colour contrast is poor.
    • There is a toilet roll holder.
    • The toilet roll holder can be reached from seated on the toilet.
    • The toilet roll holder is placed higher than 100cm (3ft 3in).
    • The height of the toilet roll holder is 114cm (3ft 9in).
    • The contrast between the toilet roll holder and the wall is poor.
    • There is a wash basin.
    • The wash basin and tap(s) can be reached from seated on the toilet.
    • The wash basin is not placed higher than 74cm (2ft 5in).
    • There are vertical wall-mounted grab rails on both sides of the wash basin.
    • The contrast between the wash basin wall-mounted grab rail(s) and wall is good.
    • The wash basin tap type is lever mixer.
    • There is a wall fixed soap dispenser.
    • The soap dispenser can be reached from seated on the toilet.
    • The height of the soap dispenser is 110cm.
    • There is not a towel dispenser.
    • There is a hand dryer.
    • The hand dryer is not placed higher than 100cm (3ft 3in).
    • The contrast between the hand dryer and the wall is fair.

Accessible Toilet(s) (Level 4 - With Hoist and Bench)

  • There is an/are accessible toilet(s) available.
  • Location and Access View
    • This accessible toilet is located on level 4 to the left as you exit the lift 225.
    • This accessible toilet is approximately 47m (51yd 1ft) from the rear library lift 225.
    • There is step-free access to the accessible toilet.
    • This is a gender neutral toilet.
    • A key is not required for the accessible toilet.
    • There is pictorial and written text signage on or near the toilet door.
    • The contrast between the external door and wall is good.
    • The door opens outwards.
    • The door is heavy.
    • The door is locked by a locking handle.
    • The width of the accessible toilet opening is 87cm (2ft 10in).
    • The contrast between the internal door and wall is good.
    • The door has a horizontal grab rail.
    • The contrast between the horizontal grab rail and internal door is good.
  • Toilet Features View
    • The dimensions of the accessible toilet are 233cm x 246cm (7ft 8in x 8ft 1in).
    • The accessible toilet does have an unobstructed minimum turning space of 150cm x 150cm.
    • The lighting levels are moderate to good.
    • There is a lateral transfer space.
    • As you face the toilet pan the transfer space is on the right.
    • The lateral transfer space is 97cm (3ft 2in).
    • There is a flush on the transfer side.
    • There is a spatula type lever flush.
    • There is a dropdown rail on the transfer side.
    • The contrast between the dropdown rail(s) and wall is fair.
    • There is a/are wall-mounted grab rail(s) available.
    • As you face the toilet the wall-mounted grab rail(s) is/are on both sides.
    • There is a vertical wall-mounted grab rail on the transfer side.
    • There is a horizontal wall-mounted grab rail on the opposite side of the seat to the transfer space.
    • The contrast between the wall-mounted grab rail(s) and wall is fair.
    • The contrast between the walls and floor is good.
    • There is an emergency alarm.
    • The emergency pull cord alarm was out of reach (higher than 10cm (4") from floor) when surveyed.
    • There is a red flashing fire alarm beacon within the toilet.
    • Disposal facilities are available in the toilet.
    • There is a/are female sanitary and general waste (with no lid) disposal units.
    • There is not a/are not coat hook(s).
  • Additional Fixtures View
    • There is a mirror.
    • The mirror is not placed at a lower level or at an angle for ease of use.
    • There is not a colostomy bag shelf next to the toilet.
    • The toilet has a cistern.
    • The height of the toilet seat above floor level is 48cm (1ft 7in).
    • The toilet seat colour contrast is poor.
    • There is a toilet roll holder.
    • The toilet roll holder can be reached from seated on the toilet.
    • The toilet roll holder is placed higher than 100cm (3ft 3in).
    • The height of the toilet roll holder is 110cm (3ft 7in).
    • The contrast between the toilet roll holder and the wall is fair.
    • There is a wash basin.
    • The wash basin and tap(s) can be reached from seated on the toilet.
    • The wash basin is not placed higher than 74cm (2ft 5in).
    • There are vertical wall-mounted grab rails on both sides of the wash basin.
    • The contrast between the wash basin wall-mounted grab rail(s) and wall is fair.
    • The wash basin tap type is lever mixer.
    • There is a wall fixed soap dispenser.
    • The soap dispenser can be reached from seated on the toilet.
    • The height of the soap dispenser is 95cm.
    • There is not a towel dispenser.
    • There is a hand dryer.
    • The hand dryer is not placed higher than 100cm (3ft 3in).
    • The contrast between the hand dryer and the wall is good.
  • Comments View
    • There is a 180cm long height adjustable adult changing bench.
    • There is full room ceiling hoist.

Standard Toilet(s)

  • Standard toilet facilities are available.
  • Toilet Facilities View
    • The female toilet is located on level 3 to the right as you enter via the level 3 accessible entrance.
    • There is step-free access to the toilet(s).
    • The standard toilet(s) is/are approximately 22m from the level 3 accessible entrance.
    • An ambulant toilet cubicle is not available.
    • The height of the wash basin(s) is 82cm.
    • The wash basin(s) tap type is push.
    • Lighting levels are moderate to good.
  • Toilet Facilities 2 View
    • The male toilet is located on level 3 to the right as you enter via the level 3 accessible entrance.
    • There is step-free access to the toilet(s).
    • The standard toilet(s) is/are approximately 25m from the level 3 accessible entrance.

Outside Access (The National Centre for Prosthetics and Orthotics)

  • Entrance View
    • This information is for the entrance located at the front left of the building.
    • There is ramped/sloped access at this entrance.
    • There is not a bell/buzzer.
    • There is an intercom.
    • The height of the intercom is 148cm (4ft 10in).
    • There is a canopy or recess which provides weather protection at this entrance.
    • The main door(s) open(s) automatically.
    • The door(s) is / are double.
    • The width of the door opening is 116cm (3ft 10in).
  • Second Set of Doors View
    • There is a second set of doors.
    • The door(s) open(s) automatically.
    • The door(s) is / are double.
    • The width of the door opening is 120cm (3ft 11in).
  • Ramp/Slope View
    • There is a ramp/slope at this entrance.
    • The ramp/slope is located in front of the entrance.
    • The ramp/slope gradient is slight.

Entrance (The National Centre for Prosthetics and Orthotics)

  • Entrance View
    • This information is for the entrance located inside the main entrance.
    • There is step free access at this entrance.
    • There is a bell/buzzer.
    • The height of the bell/buzzer is 148cm (4ft 10in).
    • There is not an intercom.
    • A key card is required for access at this entrance.
    • The height of the card reader/lock is 138cm (4ft 6in).
    • The main door(s) open(s) automatically.
    • The door(s) is / are single.
    • The width of the door opening is 125cm (4ft 1in).

Reception (The National Centre for Prosthetics and Orthotics)

  • The National Centre for Prosthetics and Orthotics is located on level 2 as you enter The National Centre for Prosthetics and Orthotics.
  • The desk is 2m (2yd 7in) from the National Centre for Prosthetics and Orthotics entrance.
  • The reception area is clearly visible from the entrance.
  • There is step free access to this reception area.
  • The lighting levels in the reception area are bright.
  • The reception desk/counter is medium height (77cm - 109cm).
  • There is not a low section of the counter (76cm or below) available.
  • The desk is staffed.
  • There is not a hearing assistance system.

Inside Access (The National Centre for Prosthetics and Orthotics)

  • 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 varied.

Standard Changing Room

  • There is a/are standard changing room(s) available.
  • The standard changing room(s) surveyed is/are located to the right as you enter.
  • The standard changing room(s) is/are approximately 24m (26yd 9in) from the National Centre for Prosthetics and Orthotics main entrance.
  • The standard changing room(s) is/are approximately 12m (13yd 4in) from the reception desk.
  • The standard changing room(s) is/are approximately 5m (5yd 1ft) from the Clinics 1 and 2.
  • There is level access to the standard changing room(s).

Accessible Toilet(s) (The National Centre for Prosthetics and Orthotics CU249 with shower)

  • There is an/are accessible toilet(s) available.
  • Location and Access View
    • This accessible toilet is located to the right as you enter in the changing room area.
    • This accessible toilet is approximately 24m (26yd 9in) from the National Centre for Prosthetics and Orthotics main entrance.
    • There is step-free access to the accessible toilet.
    • This is a shared toilet.
    • A key is not required for the accessible toilet.
    • There is pictorial signage on or near the toilet door.
    • The contrast between the external door and wall is good.
    • The door opens outwards.
    • The door is heavy.
    • The door is locked by a lever twist.
    • The width of the accessible toilet opening is 84cm (2ft 9in).
    • The contrast between the internal door and wall is good.
    • The door has a horizontal grab rail.
    • The contrast between the horizontal grab rail and internal door is good.
  • Toilet Features View
    • The dimensions of the accessible toilet are 400cm x 172cm (13ft 1in x 5ft 8in).
    • The accessible toilet does have an unobstructed minimum turning space of 150cm x 150cm.
    • The lighting levels are moderate to good.
    • There is a lateral transfer space.
    • As you face the toilet pan the transfer space is on both sides.
    • The lateral transfer space on the left is 201cm.
    • The lateral transfer space on the right is 76cm.
    • There is a flush on the transfer side.
    • There is a spatula type lever flush.
    • There is a dropdown rail on the transfer side.
    • The contrast between the dropdown rail(s) and wall is poor.
    • There is a/are wall-mounted grab rail(s) available.
    • As you face the toilet the wall-mounted grab rail(s) is/are on both sides.
    • There is a vertical wall-mounted grab rail on the transfer side.
    • The contrast between the wall-mounted grab rail(s) and wall is poor.
    • The contrast between the walls and floor is good.
    • There is an emergency alarm.
    • The emergency pull cord alarm is fully functional.
    • There is not a red flashing fire alarm beacon within the toilet.
    • Disposal facilities are available in the toilet.
    • There is a/are female sanitary and general waste (with lid) disposal units.
    • There is a/are coat hook(s).
    • There are coat hooks in the toilet at 151cm and 162cm from the floor.
  • Additional Fixtures View
    • There is a mirror.
    • The mirror is not placed at a lower level or at an angle for ease of use.
    • There is not a colostomy bag shelf next to the toilet.
    • The toilet has a cistern.
    • The height of the toilet seat above floor level is 48cm (1ft 7in).
    • The toilet seat colour contrast is poor.
    • There is a toilet roll holder.
    • The toilet roll holder can be reached from seated on the toilet.
    • The toilet roll holder is not placed higher than 100cm (3ft 3in).
    • The contrast between the toilet roll holder and the wall is poor.
    • There is a wash basin.
    • The wash basin and tap(s) cannot be reached from seated on the toilet.
    • The wash basin is not placed higher than 74cm (2ft 5in).
    • There are vertical wall-mounted grab rails on both sides of the wash basin.
    • The contrast between the wash basin wall-mounted grab rail(s) and wall is poor.
    • The wash basin tap type is lever mixer.
    • There is a wall fixed soap dispenser.
    • The soap dispenser cannot be reached from seated on the toilet.
    • The height of the soap dispenser is 94cm.
    • There is a towel dispenser.
    • The towel dispenser cannot be reached from seated on the toilet.
    • The towel dispenser is placed higher than 100cm (3ft 3in).
    • The height of the towel dispenser is 103cm (3ft 5in).
    • The contrast between the towel dispenser and the wall is poor.
    • There is not a hand dryer.
  • Accessible Shower View
    • The shower does have an unobstructed minimum 150cm x 150cm turning space.
    • There is a shower unit with a detachable shower head.
    • The shower head is height adjustable.
    • The adjustable shower head cannot be placed between 105cm and 185cm when mounted.
    • There is a flip-down/tip-up seat for the shower.
    • The seat/chair is not height adjustable.
    • The height of the flip-down/tip-up or fixed seat is 50cm (1ft 8in).
    • There are not horizontal and/or dropdown rails available on both sides of the shower seat.
    • There is not a vertical grab rail for the shower.
    • There is an emergency alarm for the shower.
    • The emergency pull cord alarm is fully functional.
  • Comments View
    • There is a 3cm lip to enter the shower.

Accessible Toilet(s) (The National Centre for Prosthetics and Orthotics CU248 without shower)

  • There is an/are accessible toilet(s) available.
  • Location and Access View
    • This accessible toilet is located to the right as you enter in the changing room area.
    • This accessible toilet is approximately 28m (30yd 1ft) from the National Centre for Prosthetics and Orthotics main entrance.
    • There is step-free access to the accessible toilet.
    • This is a shared toilet.
    • A key is not required for the accessible toilet.
    • There is pictorial signage on or near the toilet door.
    • The contrast between the external door and wall is good.
    • The door opens outwards.
    • The door is heavy.
    • The door is locked by a lever twist.
    • The width of the accessible toilet opening is 84cm (2ft 9in).
    • The contrast between the internal door and wall is good.
    • The door has a horizontal grab rail.
    • The contrast between the horizontal grab rail and internal door is good.
  • Toilet Features View
    • The dimensions of the accessible toilet are 165cm x 195cm (5ft 5in x 6ft 5in).
    • The accessible toilet does not have an unobstructed minimum turning space of 150cm x 150cm.
    • The lighting levels are moderate to good.
    • There is a lateral transfer space.
    • As you face the toilet pan the transfer space is on the right.
    • The lateral transfer space is 89cm (2ft 11in).
    • The transfer space is obstructed by a female sanitary bin.
    • There is a flush on the transfer side.
    • There is a spatula type lever flush.
    • There is a dropdown rail on the transfer side.
    • The contrast between the dropdown rail(s) and wall is poor.
    • There is a/are wall-mounted grab rail(s) available.
    • As you face the toilet the wall-mounted grab rail(s) is/are on both sides.
    • There is a vertical wall-mounted grab rail on the transfer side.
    • There is not a horizontal wall-mounted grab rail on the opposite side of the seat to the transfer space.
    • The contrast between the wall-mounted grab rail(s) and wall is poor.
    • The contrast between the walls and floor is good.
    • There is an emergency alarm.
    • The emergency pull cord alarm is fully functional.
    • There is not a red flashing fire alarm beacon within the toilet.
    • Disposal facilities are available in the toilet.
    • There is a/are female sanitary and general waste (with lid) disposal units.
    • There is a/are coat hook(s).
    • There are coat hooks in the toilet at 149cm and 160cm from the floor.
  • Additional Fixtures View
    • There is a mirror.
    • The mirror is not placed at a lower level or at an angle for ease of use.
    • There is not a colostomy bag shelf next to the toilet.
    • The toilet has a cistern.
    • The height of the toilet seat above floor level is 48cm (1ft 7in).
    • The toilet seat colour contrast is poor.
    • There is a toilet roll holder.
    • The toilet roll holder can be reached from seated on the toilet.
    • The toilet roll holder is placed higher than 100cm (3ft 3in).
    • The height of the toilet roll holder is 113cm (3ft 8in).
    • The contrast between the toilet roll holder and the wall is poor.
    • There is a wash basin.
    • The wash basin and tap(s) can be reached from seated on the toilet.
    • The wash basin is not placed higher than 74cm (2ft 5in).
    • There are vertical wall-mounted grab rails on both sides of the wash basin.
    • The contrast between the wash basin wall-mounted grab rail(s) and wall is poor.
    • The wash basin tap type is lever mixer.
    • There is a wall fixed soap dispenser.
    • The soap dispenser can be reached from seated on the toilet.
    • The height of the soap dispenser is 105cm.
    • There is a towel dispenser.
    • The towel dispenser cannot be reached from seated on the toilet.
    • The towel dispenser is placed higher than 100cm (3ft 3in).
    • The height of the towel dispenser is 106cm (3ft 6in).
    • The contrast between the towel dispenser and the wall is poor.
    • There is a hand dryer.
    • The hand dryer is placed higher than 100cm (3ft 3in).
    • The height of the hand dryer is 121cm (3ft 12in).
    • The contrast between the hand dryer and the wall is good.
  • Comments View
    • Pipe ducting on the left reduces the width at floor level to 143cm.