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5 The College

Library Archives & Special Collections, 5 The College, Durham, DH1 3EQ

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Introduction

  • Comments View
    • The Search Room is located on the first floor.
    • An access solution can be found via either Palace Green Library, Durham Cathedral Library or through digitisation if needed.
    • Please contact the venue in advance if this is required.

Opening Times

  • Monday Closed.
  • Tuesday Closed.
  • Wednesday 09:00 - 13:00.
  • Wednesday 14:00 - 17:00.
  • Thursday 09:00 - 13:00.
  • Thursday 14:00 - 17:00.
  • Friday 09:00 - 13:00.
  • Friday 14:00 - 17:00.
  • Saturday Closed.
  • Sunday Closed.

Location

  • The venue is situated within the centre of the city.
  • This venue is situated in Durham.
  • The nearest mainline station is Durham.
  • There is not a bus stop within 150m (164yds) of the venue.
  • Comments View
    • The regular Durham Cathedral Bus stops directly outside the entrance to Palace Green Library. This bus runs between the railway station, Market Place and some car parks to and from Palace Green.
    • Palace Green is located on the far side of the Cathedral from The College.

Parking

  • The venue does not have its own car park.
  • Public Car Parks View
    • There is not a car park for public use within 200m (approx).
  • On Street Parking and Drop-off Details View
    • On street marked Blue Badge bays are not available.
    • Clearly signed and / or standard marked parking bays are not available.
    • There is not a designated drop off point.
  • Comments View
    • Visitors should also note that the Durham Road User Charge is in operation on the peninsula from 10.00-16.00, Monday to Saturday.

Outside Access (Main Entrance)

  • This information is for the entrance located at the front of the building, off The College.
  • There is not level access into the venue.
  • The bell is not in a suitable position to allow wheelchair users to gain access.
  • The bell is at a height of 112cm.
  • The main door(s) open(s) away from you (push).
  • The door(s) is / are single.
  • The door(s) is / are heavy.
  • The width of the door opening is 122cm (4ft).
  • Second set of doors View
    • There is a second set of doors.
    • The door(s) open(s) away from you (push).
    • The door(s) is / are double.
    • The door(s) is / are heavy.
    • The width of the door opening is 120cm (3ft 11in).

Level Change (Main Entrance)

  • There is a/are step(s) to access this area/service.
  • The step(s) is/are located in front of the entrance.
  • There is/are 5 step(s) to the area/service.
  • 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.

Inside Access

  • There is level access to the service(s).
  • There is not a hearing assistance system.
  • This venue does not play background music.
  • The lighting levels are medium.
  • Comments View
    • There is level access to the postgraduate study rooms, office and toilets on the ground floor from the main entrance.

Other Floors

  • Steps View
    • The floors which are accessible by stairs are G, 1.
    • The stairs are located ahead as you enter through the main entrance.
    • The stairs are approximately 6m from the main entrance.
    • There are 15+ steps between 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 the right going up.
    • There is a landing.
  • Other View
    • The area(s)/service(s) on the floors which are not accessible is/are the Search Room.

Reception (Search Room)

  • The desk/counter is 8m (8yd 2ft) from the top of the stairs.
  • There is not level access to the desk/counter from the entrance.
  • The lighting levels are medium.
  • The desk/counter is low (76cm or lower).
  • The desk/counter is staffed.
  • There is not a hearing assistance system.

Library (Search Room)

  • The Search Room is located on the first floor and is where the Cathedral archives can be viewed under supervision.

Accessible Toilet

  • There are not accessible toilet facilities within this venue.

Standard Toilet(s)

Additional Info

  • Staff do receive disability awareness / equality training.
  • Documents are not available in Braille.
  • Documents are not available in large print.
  • Staff who speak different languages are not generally on duty.
  • Staff are not Text Relay aware.