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George Edwards Building, Stag Hill Campus, Guildford, Surrey, GU2 7XH

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Introduction

  • Services / facilities within the building include the main University Library, Archive and Special Collections and Additional Learning Support.
  • The main entrance to the Library is located on level 1, accessed via the Learning Centre. Please see the separate access guide for the Learning Centre for details on how to access level 1.
  • There is a ground floor entrance into the Library, next to the Archive and Special Collections area, open Monday - Friday 09:00 - 17:00 only. However, this area can be accessed via the far lift and stairs from the rest of the Library.
  • Related link Learning Centre (Block LLC).
  • Http://www.disabledgo.com/access-guide/university-of-surrey/learning-centre-building
  • Related link Additional Learning Support.
  • Http://www.disabledgo.com
  • Related link For information regarding Mobile Connect and Assisted Listening.
  • Http://www.surrey.ac.uk/mobileconnect

Opening Times (Library)

  • The venue is open 24hrs.
  • Comments View
    • The library is staffed between 08:00 and 20:00 Monday to Friday and 14:00 to 18:00 Saturday and Sunday.

Opening Times (Archives and Special Collections)

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

Getting Here

  • By Road View
    • Guildford is 30 miles South West of London and can be accessed from the A3. If approaching from London or the M25 (Junction 10), the University exit is signed from the A3 bypass.
      If accessing from the A322 or A323 from Bagshot or Aldershot, at the A3 roundabout take the exit signed to Portsmouth, and then turn off the A3 at the first exit (signed to the Cathedral and University).
      If entering Guildford from Horsham (A281) or Godalming (A3100), leave the central gyratory system at the exit signed for Farnham (A31).
      After approximately 200 yards, at the mini-roundabout, take the first turning right into Guildford Park Road, and continue along Madrid Road and The Chase for a mile. At the next roundabout, take the third exit for the University entrance.
    • Parking is very limited on site. There is a pay and display car park, other car parks operate a permit system.
      Vehicles displaying a Blue Badge may park free in the car parks and in Blue Badge bays for up to 6 hours, unless the University host or driver has made arrangements with the Security Office for a longer stay.
  • By Bus View
    • On site bus stops are available and ARRIVA buses operate a regular service to the campus from the train station. Services 3, 17, 27 and 37 run approximately every ten minutes during the day.
  • By Train View
    • Guildford Station is approximately 1.2 miles from the University. It is on the main line between London Waterloo and Portsmouth. Half-hourly train services run from Guildford to Waterloo, with a journey time of around half-an-hours.
      To get to the University from the station, exit by footbridge and the rear (western) exit. Turn right from the station along Guildford Park Road and take the second turning on the right (just past the Evangelical Church). Follow the path through the council car park to the campus.
  • Useful Links View

Building Parking (Learning Centre (Block LLC))

  • The building does have its own dedicated parking.
  • Building Car Park View
    • The car park can be used by Blue Badge holders.
    • There are no parking charges that apply on the day.
    • The car park is located between the library building and Battersea Court.
    • The car park type is open air/surface.
    • The car park does not have a height restriction barrier.
    • Designated Blue Badge parking bays are available.
    • There is/are 3 designated parking bay(s) within the car park.
    • The Blue Badge bay(s) is/are clearly marked.
    • The dimensions of the designated parking bay(s) are 360cm x 520cm (11ft 10in x 17ft 1in).
    • The dimensions of the designated bays do vary in size.
    • Parking spaces for Blue Badge holders do not need to be booked in advance.
    • The nearest designated bay is 40m (43yd 2ft) from the main entrance.
    • 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 tarmac.
  • Drop Off Point View
    • There is a designated drop off point.
    • There is not a dropped kerb from the drop off point.
    • The drop off point is located between the library building and Battersea Court.

Useful Information

Outside Access (Main Entrance)

  • Entrance View
    • This information is for the entrance located opposite Battersea Court.
    • There is ramped/sloped access at this entrance.
    • The main door(s) open(s) automatically.
    • The door(s) is / are double.
    • The width of the door opening is 152cm (4ft 12in).
    • There is a small lip on the threshold of the entrance, with a height of 2cm or below.
    • 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 152cm (4ft 12in).
    • 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 on the path leading to the entrance.
    • The ramp/slope gradient is slight.
  • Comments View
    • This entrance is closed between 23:00 - 07:00.

Lift

  • There is a lift for public use.
  • The lift is located between the main entrance and 24 hour entrance.
  • The lift is a standard lift.
  • The floors which are accessible by this lift are G, 1 and 3.
  • Wall mounted information boards are provided at lift landings.
  • The weight limit for the lift is 1275kg.
  • The lift is approximately 13m (14yd 8in) 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 200cm x 143cm (6ft 7in 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.

Entrance (Library Entrance)

  • Entrance View
    • This information is for the entrance located on the first floor.
    • There is step free access at this entrance.
    • The main door(s) open(s) automatically.
    • The door(s) is / are single.
    • The width of the door opening is 100cm (3ft 3in).
  • Comments View
    • The gate can only be opened by the Library staff. There are narrower barriers at this entrance which are 53cm wide. Access is via a university card.

Reception (Main Reception)

  • The Main Reception is located on level 1 to the right of the library entrance.
  • The desk is 8m (8yd 2ft) from the library 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 medium.
  • The reception desk/counter is medium height (77cm - 109cm).
  • There is a low section of the counter (76cm or below) available.
  • There is a clear knee recess beneath the low/lowered counter.
  • The desk is staffed.
  • There is not a hearing assistance system.
  • There is a touch screen.
  • Comments View
    • The desk is staffed 24/7.
    • The touch screens are for borrow and return books which are opposite the main reception desk. There is a lowered section on the main reception before the entrance. There is also a further helpdesk next to the main reception.
    • The barrier entrances into the library are to the right of the reception.

Getting Around

  • Access View
    • There is step free access throughout the building via lift(s).
    • There is a steep ramp, with handrails on both sides, for access to George Edwards Area on the first.
    • The slope can be seen in photograph 1.
  • Getting Around View
    • There is clear signage for building facilities/areas in the foyer/reception area.
    • There is clearly written and pictorial directional signage at key points of circulation routes.
    • There is good colour contrast between the walls and floor in all areas.
    • The lighting levels are good.
    • This building does not play background music.
  • Comments View
    • Books within the library are located within manually operated mobile shelving as can be seen in photographs 3 and 4.
    • There is a threshold to access the books on each floor this can be seen in photograph 4.
    • Some corridors reduced 118cm which can be seen in photograph 8.
    • There are group study rooms in the library an example of which can be seen in photograph 9.
    • There is a water dispenser on the second floor near the George Edward Lift.

Library

  • 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.
  • Other computer auxiliary aids include scanner.
  • Equipment available for people with a visual impairment includes document magnifier.
  • Comments View
    • There is a set of barriers with a width of 100cm to access the high demand entrance. This can be seen in photograph 1.
    • All the computers in the library have accessible software available including Inspiration and Read and Write Gold.

Reception (IT Help Desk)

  • IT Help Desk is located beyond the entrance.
  • The desk is 10m (10yd 2ft) from the library entrance barriers.
  • 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 medium.
  • 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 - 17:00.
    • Tuesday 09:00 - 17:00.
    • Wednesday 09:00 - 17:00.
    • Thursday 09:00 - 17:00.
    • Friday 09:00 - 17:00.
    • Saturday Closed.
    • Sunday Closed.

Other Floors (Mullens)

  • Steps View
    • The floors which are accessible by stairs are G, 1, 2, 4 and 5.
    • The stairs are located past reception at the end of the corridor at the right hand side.
    • The stairs are approximately 25m from the library 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 deep (18cm+).
    • The steps do have handrails.
    • The steps have a handrail on both sides.
    • There is a landing.

Lift (Mullens)

  • There is a lift for public use.
  • The lift is located past reception at the end of the corridor at the right hand side.
  • The lift is a standard lift.
  • The floors which are accessible by this lift are G, 1, 2, 4 and 5.
  • Wall mounted information boards are not provided at lift landings.
  • There are manual, heavy, single doors to access the lift lobby on the first floor and on the second floor.
  • The weight limit for the lift is 1025kg.
  • The lift is approximately 25m (27yd 1ft) from the library 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 105cm x 220cm (3ft 5in x 7ft 3in).
  • There are 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 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.

Lift (George Edwards)

  • There is a lift for public use.
  • The lift is located to the right of the archives and special collections.
  • The lift is a standard lift.
  • The floors which are accessible by this lift are G, 1, 2, 3, 4 and 5.
  • Wall mounted information boards are provided at lift landings.
  • The weight limit for the lift is 1200kg.
  • The lift is approximately 38m (41yd 1ft) from the library entrance.
  • Staff do not need to be notified for use of the lift.
  • The clear door width is 120cm (3ft 11in).
  • The dimensions of the lift are 149cm x 177cm (4ft 11in x 5ft 10in).
  • 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.

Other Floors (George Edwards)

  • Steps View
    • The floors which are accessible by stairs are G, 1, 2, 3, 4 and 5.
    • The stairs are located next to the far lift.
    • The stairs are approximately 42m from the library entrance.
    • There are 15+ steps between floors.
    • There are manual, heavy, double doors to access the stairwell from the first floor upwards.
    • 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.

Level Change (Second Floor)

  • There is a/are step(s) to access this area/service.
  • The step(s) is/are located between the Mullens and the George Edwards area on the first floor.
  • There is/are 6 step(s) to the area/service.
  • The lighting levels at the step(s) are bright.
  • The step(s) is/are 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 the right going up the step(s).

Lift (Second Floor Platform Lift)

  • There is a lift for public use.
  • The lift is located between the Mullens and George Edwards area.
  • The lift is a platform lift.
  • The platform lift accesses a small level change.
  • The weight limit for the lift is 400kg.
  • The lift is approximately 20m (21yd 2ft) from the Mullens lift.
  • Staff do not need to be notified for use of the lift.
  • The clear door width is 82cm (2ft 8in).
  • The dimensions of the lift are 88cm x 125cm (2ft 11in x 4ft 1in).
  • There are 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 bright.

Reception (Language and Study Area Help Desk)

  • Language and Study Area Help Desk is located in the LLC area on the second floor.
  • The desk is 60m (65yd 1ft) from the Mullens lift.
  • 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 bright.
  • The reception desk/counter is high (110cm+).
  • There is a low section of the counter (76cm or below) available.
  • 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 10:00 - 19:00.
    • Tuesday 10:00 - 19:00.
    • Wednesday 10:00 - 19:00.
    • Thursday 10:00 - 19:00.
    • Friday 10:00 - 19:00.
    • Saturday Closed.
    • Sunday Closed.

Level Change (Fourth Floor)

  • There is a/are step(s) to access this area/service.
  • The step(s) is/are located between the Mullens and the George Edwards Area.
  • There is/are 6 step(s) to the area/service.
  • The step(s) is/are 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 the left going up the step(s).
  • There is a lift to access this area/service.
  • The lift does bypass the step(s).

Lift (Fourth Floor Platform Lift)

  • There is a lift for public use.
  • The lift is located between the Mullens and George Edwards areas.
  • The lift is a platform lift.
  • Wall mounted information boards are not provided at lift landings.
  • The platform lift accesses a small level change.
  • The weight limit for the lift is 230kg.
  • The lift is approximately 21m (22yd 2ft) from the Mullens lift.
  • Staff do not need to be notified for use of the lift.
  • The clear door width is 82cm (2ft 8in).
  • The lift door is manual, heavy and opens outwards.
  • The dimensions of the lift are 83cm x 125cm (2ft 9in x 4ft 1in).
  • There are separate entry and exit doors in the lift.
  • There is not a mirror to aid reversing out of the lift.
  • The lift does not 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 not have tactile markings.
  • The controls for the lift are within 90cm - 120cm from the floor.
  • The lighting level in the lift is medium.
  • Comments View
    • The button needs to be held down to operate the platform lift.
    • There is a ramp in front of the lift on the lower level.

Accessible Toilet (Second Floor)

  • Accessible toilet facilities are available.
  • Location and Access View
    • The toilet is not for the sole use of disabled people.
    • There is pictorial signage on or near the toilet door.
    • This accessible toilet is approximately 35m (38yd 10in) from the Mullens lift.
    • This accessible toilet is located by the group study area on the second floor.
    • There is level access to this accessible toilet.
    • This is by lift.
  • Features and Dimensions View
    • This is a unisex toilet.
    • A key is not required for the accessible toilet.
    • The door opens outwards.
    • The door is locked by a locking handle.
    • The width of the accessible toilet door is 94cm (3ft 1in).
    • The door is heavy.
    • The dimensions of the accessible toilet are 155cm x 190cm (5ft 1in x 6ft 3in).
    • There is not a clear 150cm x 150cm manoeuvring space in the accessible toilet.
    • There is a lateral transfer space.
    • As you face the toilet pan the transfer space is on the right.
    • The lateral transfer space is 85cm (2ft 9in).
    • There is a dropdown rail on the transfer side.
    • There is a flush on the transfer side.
    • The tap type is sensor.
    • There is a mixer tap.
    • There is an emergency pull cord alarm in the cubicle.
    • The emergency pull cord alarm is not fully functional.
    • The alarm was out of reach (higher than 10cm (4") from floor) when surveyed.
    • Disposal facilities are available in the cubicle.
    • There is a/are female sanitary disposal units.
    • There is not a/are not coat hook(s).
  • Position of Fixtures View
    • Wall mounted grab rails are available for the toilet.
    • As you face the toilet the wall-mounted grab rails are on both sides.
    • There is not a shelf within the accessible toilet.
    • There is a mirror.
    • Mirrors are placed at a lower level or at an angle for ease of use.
    • The height of the toilet seat above floor level is 50cm (1ft 8in).
    • There is a hand dryer.
    • The hand dryer cannot be reached from seated on the toilet.
    • The hand dryer is not placed higher than 100cm (3ft 3in).
    • There is not a towel dispenser.
    • 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).
    • There is a wash basin.
    • The wash basin can be reached from seated on the toilet.
    • The wash basin is not placed higher than 74cm (2ft 5in).
    • There is a soap dispenser.
    • The soap dispenser cannot be reached from seated on the toilet.
    • The height of the soap dispenser is 100cm.
  • Colour Contrast and Lighting View
    • The contrast between the internal door and wall is good.
    • The contrast between the external door and wall is good.
    • The contrast between the wall-mounted grab rail(s) and wall is good.
    • The contrast between the dropdown rail(s) and wall is good.
    • The toilet seat colour contrast is poor.
    • The contrast between the walls and floor is good.
    • The lighting levels are bright.
  • Comments View
    • There are also accessible toilets located on the ground level and level 1 within the Learning Centre area of the building. Please see the Learning Centre guide for more information.

Standard Toilet(s)

  • Location of Standard Toilet(s) View
    • There are male and female standard toilets facilities on the first floor and the second floor.
    • There are male standard toilets facilities on the first floor.
    • There are female standard toilets facilities on the first floor and the fourth floor.
  • Standard Toilet Surveyed View
    • A male standard toilet was surveyed.
    • The toilet surveyed is located off the group study area on level 1.
    • There is a female standard toilet in the same location.
    • There is step free access to the standard toilet(s) surveyed from the entrance.
    • The standard toilet surveyed is approximately 32m from the library entrance.
    • There is a/are cubicle(s) suitable for ambulant disabled people in the standard toilet(s) surveyed.
    • There are horizontal grab rails on both sides of the seat.
    • Lighting levels in the standard toilet surveyed are good.
  • Comments View
    • There are also standard toilets located on the landings of both sets of stairs.

Outside Access (Ground Floor Entrance)

  • Entrance View
    • This information is for the entrance located at far corner of the building.
    • There is ramped/sloped or stepped access at this entrance.
    • 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 217cm (7ft 1in).
    • There is a small lip on the threshold of the entrance, with a height of 2cm or below.
    • 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 180cm (5ft 11in).
    • 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 on the path leading to the entrance.
    • The ramp or slope does bypass the step(s).
    • The ramp/slope gradient is slight.
  • 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 4 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 not clearly marked.
    • The step(s) is / are medium (11cm - 17cm).
    • The steps do have handrails.
    • The handrails are in the centre of the step(s).
  • Comments View
    • Beyond the entrance there are turnstiles and a gate. The width of the four barriers is 53cm. The width of gate is 95cm. A university card is needed to gain access.
    • This entrance is only accessible from 09:00 - 17:00 Monday to Friday when the Archives and Special Collections Area is open.

Reception (Archive and Special Collections Room)

  • Archive and Special Collections Room is located with the Archive and Special Collections Room.
  • The desk is 10m (10yd 2ft) from the ground floor 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 not staffed.
  • There is not a hearing assistance system.

Archive and Special Collections Room

  • The room is located on the ground floor just beyond the security barriers from the ground floor entrance. There is also level access from the far lift.
  • To access the room there is a light single door that opens away from you with a width of 85cm. This can be seen in photograph 1.
  • There are several tables and computers in the area as can be seen in photographs 2, 3 and 4.

Accessible Toilet (Archives and Special Collections)

  • Accessible toilet facilities are available.
  • Location and Access View
    • The toilet is not for the sole use of disabled people.
    • There is pictorial signage on or near the toilet door.
    • This accessible toilet is approximately 10m (10yd 2ft) from the George Edwards Lift.
    • This accessible toilet is located off the corridor to your left on exiting the lift.
    • There is level access to this accessible toilet.
  • Features and Dimensions View
    • This is a shared toilet.
    • A key is not required for the accessible toilet.
    • The door opens outwards.
    • The door is locked by a sliding bolt.
    • The width of the accessible toilet door is 86cm (2ft 10in).
    • The door is heavy.
    • The dimensions of the accessible toilet are 166cm x 200cm (5ft 5in x 6ft 7in).
    • There is not a clear 150cm x 150cm manoeuvring space in the accessible toilet.
    • There is a lateral transfer space.
    • As you face the toilet pan the transfer space is on the left.
    • The lateral transfer space is 89cm (2ft 11in).
    • There is a dropdown rail on the transfer side.
    • There is a flush, however it is not on the transfer side.
    • The tap type is lever.
    • There is a mixer tap.
    • There is an emergency pull cord alarm in the cubicle.
    • The emergency pull cord alarm is not fully functional.
    • The alarm was out of reach (higher than 10cm (4") from floor) when surveyed.
    • Disposal facilities are available in the cubicle.
    • There is a/are female sanitary and open waste paper bin disposal units.
    • There is a/are coat hook(s).
    • The height of the coat hook is 145cm from the floor.
  • Position of Fixtures View
    • Wall mounted grab rails are available for the toilet.
    • As you face the toilet the wall-mounted grab rails are on both sides.
    • There is not a shelf within the accessible toilet.
    • There is a mirror.
    • Mirrors are placed at a lower level or at an angle for ease of use.
    • The height of the toilet seat above floor level is 44cm (1ft 5in).
    • There is not a hand dryer.
    • There is a towel dispenser.
    • The towel dispenser cannot be reached from seated on the toilet.
    • The towel dispenser is not placed higher than 100cm (3ft 3in).
    • 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).
    • There is a wash basin.
    • The wash basin can be reached from seated on the toilet.
    • The wash basin is not placed higher than 74cm (2ft 5in).
    • There is a soap dispenser.
    • The soap dispenser cannot be reached from seated on the toilet.
    • The height of the soap dispenser is 90cm.
  • Colour Contrast and Lighting View
    • The contrast between the internal door and wall is good.
    • The contrast between the external door and wall is poor.
    • The contrast between the wall-mounted grab rail(s) and wall is poor.
    • The contrast between the dropdown rail(s) and wall is poor.
    • The toilet seat colour contrast is poor.
    • The contrast between the walls and floor is fair.
    • The lighting levels are bright.

Outside Access (Staff Area)

  • Entrance View
    • This information is for the entrance located to the rear of the Library opposite AD Block.
    • There is ramped/sloped access at this entrance.
    • There is not a bell/buzzer.
    • There is not an intercom.
    • The main door(s) open(s) automatically (towards you).
    • The door(s) is/are push pad activated.
    • The door(s) is / are double.
    • The width of the door opening is 145cm (4ft 9in).
    • There is a small lip on the threshold of the entrance, with a height of 2cm or below.
    • There is a second set of doors.
    • The door(s) open(s) automatically.
    • The door(s) is / are single.
    • The width of the door opening is 90cm (2ft 11in).
    • 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 gradient is slight.
  • Comments View
    • There is a steep slope when approaching from the left of the entrance. This can be seen in photograph 4.
    • Within this area there are office areas as can be seen in photograph 5.
    • There is a set of four medium steps with handrails on either side to access additional office space in this area as can be seen in photograph 5.
    • There is no access for students from this area to the rest of the library.