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British Library

96 Euston Road, London, NW1 2DB

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Location

  • The venue is situated within the centre of the town or city.
  • The venue is not situated on a road which has a steep gradient.

Opening Times (Reading Rooms)

  • Monday 09:30 - 20:00.
  • Tuesday 09:30 - 20:00.
  • Wednesday 09:30 - 20:00.
  • Thursday 09:30 - 20:00.
  • Friday 09:30 - 17:00.
  • Saturday 09:30 - 17:00.
  • Sunday Closed.

Opening Times (Galleries and Shop)

  • Monday 09:30 - 18:00.
  • Tuesday 09:30 - 20:00.
  • Wednesday 09:30 - 18:00.
  • Thursday 09:30 - 18:00.
  • Friday 09:30 - 18:00.
  • Saturday 09:30 - 17:00.
  • Sunday 11:00 - 17:00.

Parking

  • The venue does not have its own car park.

Outside Access (Main Entrance)

  • There is not level access into the venue.
  • The main doors open automatically.
  • The door opening is 156cm (5ft 1in) wide.

Level Change (Main Entrance)

  • There is a ramp or slope to access this service.
  • The ramp or slope is located near the main entrance.
  • The ramp or slope is easy.
  • The ramp or slope is permanent.
  • The width of the ramp or slope is 155cm (5ft 1in).
  • There are steps to access this area / service.
  • There is / are 3 step(s) to the area / service.
  • Lighting levels at the steps are bright.
  • The steps are medium.
  • The steps do not have handrails.

Reception

  • The reception desk is 20m (22yd) from the front entrance.
  • There is level access to reception from the entrance.
  • The reception desk is low height.
  • Lighting levels are bright.
  • There is a hearing assistance system.
  • The type of system is a fixed loop.
  • Staff are trained to use system.

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.
  • Lighting levels are low.

Other Floors

  • Steps View
    • The floors which are accessible by stairs are LG-G-UG-1-2-3.
    • The steps are medium.
    • The steps do have handrails.
    • The steps have a handrail on both sides.
    • The lighting levels are bright.

Lift

  • There is a lift for public use.
  • The lift is a standard lift.
  • The floors which are accessible by this lift are LG-G-UG-1-2-3.
  • Staff do not need to be notified for use of the lift.
  • The dimensions of the lift are 110cm x 176cm (3ft 7in x 5ft 9in).
  • The lift does have a visual floor indicator.
  • The lift does have an audible announcer.
  • The lift does have Braille markings.
  • The lift does have tactile markings.
  • The lighting level in the lift is bright.

Eating and Drinking (Cafe)

  • No chairs are permanently fixed.
  • The distance between the floor and the lowest table is 68cm (2ft 3in).
  • There is ample room for a wheelchair user to manoeuvre.
  • Menus are presented in contrasting colours.
  • The type of food served here is light snacks.

Library

  • This library does not have a regular supply of books in Braille.
  • This library does have a regular supply of books in large print.
  • There is not an ordering service.

Accessible Toilet

  • There are accessible toilets within this venue designated for public use.
  • Features and Dimensions View
    • A key is not required for the accessible toilet.
    • The door opens inwards.
    • The door is locked by a twist lock.
    • The dimensions of the accessible toilet are 151cm x 200cm (4ft 11in x 6ft 7in).
    • There is a functional emergency alarm available.
  • Position of Fixtures View
    • Wall mounted rails are available.
    • As you face the toilet the wall mounted grab rails are on the left.
    • There are mirrors in the accessible toilet.
    • Mirrors are placed at a lower level or at an angle for ease of use.

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 bowl of water can be provided for an assistance dog.
  • A member of staff trained in BSL skills is not normally on duty.
  • This service can be requested.