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Answered By: Alex Laing
Last Updated: Oct 14, 2016     Views: 13

Accessibility depends on the library:

Clifford Whitworth:

  • There is a ramp and automatic doors at the main entrance.
  • The enquiry desk is just to the left inside the entrance and is generally staffed. It is a low desk. Access through the gate can be requested here. Swipe card access for the disabled gate can be set up if needed (please ask at Maxwell reception).
  • A lift is available at the back of the Library. The Library extension in the Lady Hale building can be accessed by taking the lift to the second floor and going through the automatic glass doors.

Allerton Learning Space:

  • The main entrances have automatic doors and there is a lift just inside the Frederick Road entrance to the building. This stops at the 1st floor, and the Learning Space entrance is on this floor.
  • During weekdays until 5pm there is also access to a lift directly off the car park which goes to all floors. Access to this lift must be arranged with the Enquiry Desk.
  • A speaking lift within the library goes to all library floors.


  • There are automatic doors at the main entrance which is level.
  • Access is via the lift to the 1st floor. To access the lift speak to the main reception who will give you the access code.
  • The library enquiry desk is lowered.

Language Resource Centre:

  • From the car park there is a ramp to the main entrance.
  • Access is via lift to the 9th floor.
  • The lift is to the right of the entrance, through a set of doors in the stairwell. It has an audible announcer and Braille markings.
  • There is an accessible gate in the Centre.

More information about accessibility throughout the University can be found at the link below.