Local Studies Library
Margaret Macmillan Tower, Princes Way, Bradford, West Yorkshire BD1 1NN
01274 433 688
Guide Last Updated: 26/05/2017
Services / facilities within the building include The library and the West Yorkshire Archive Service.
Monday 09:00 - 19:00.
Tuesday 09:00 - 19:00.
Wednesday 09:00 - 19:00.
Thursday 09:00 - 19:00.
Friday 09:00 - 17:00.
Saturday 09:00 - 17:00.
There is a bus stop within 150m (164yds) of the venue.
The nearest National Rail station is Bradford Interchange.
The venue does have its own car park.
Parking is free for all users.
The car park is located in front of the building.
The car park type is open air/surface.
Parking spaces for Blue Badge holders do not need to be booked in advance.
There is/are 4 Blue Badge parking bay(s) within the car park.
The dimensions of the Blue Badge parking bay(s) are 450cm x 500cm (14ft 9in x 16ft 5in).
The nearest Blue Badge bay is 3m (3yd 10in) from the main entrance.
The furthest Blue Badge bay is 16m (17yd 1ft) from the main entrance.
The route from the car park to the entrance is accessible to a wheelchair user with assistance.
Assistance may be required because there is / are uneven surfaces.
The car park surface is tarmac.
There is not a road to cross between the car park and the entrance.
The car park does not have a height restriction barrier.
This information is for the entrance located at the front of the building.
There is not level access into the venue.
The main door(s) open automatically.
The doors are single width.
The door opening is 100cm (3ft 3in) wide.
There is a ramp or slope to access this service.
The ramp or slope is located to the right as you face the entrance.
The ramp or slope is moderate.
The ramp or slope is permanent.
There is a level landing at the top of the ramp.
The ramp does have handrails.
The handrails are on both sides.
The desk/counter is 5m (5yd 1ft) from the main entrance.
There is level access to the desk/counter from the entrance.
The desk/counter is low (76cm or lower).
The lighting levels are medium.
There is a hearing assistance system.
The type of system is a fixed loop.
Staff are trained to use the system.
There is level access to the service(s).
There is not a hearing assistance system.
This venue does not play background music.
Motorised scooters are allowed in public parts of the venue.
The lighting levels are medium.
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.
The library does have computers with accessible software.
Accessible software includes Zoomtext.
Auxiliary aids are available for computer users.
A height adjustable table and height adjustable chair is / are available.
There are accessible toilets within this venue designated for public use.
The toilet is not for the sole use of disabled people.
There is pictorial signage on or near the toilet door.
The accessible toilet is 14m (15yd 11in) from the main entrance.
The accessible toilet is located to the right as you enter.
There is level access to the accessible toilet.
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 97cm (3ft 2in).
The door weight is heavy.
The dimensions of the accessible toilet are 140cm x 325cm (4ft 7in x 10ft 8in).
There is sufficient turning space in the cubicle for a wheelchair user.
There is a lateral transfer space.
As you face the toilet pan the transfer space is on the left.
The lateral transfer space is 82cm (2ft 8in).
There is a dropdown rail on the transfer side.
There is not a flush on the transfer side.
The tap type is lever.
There is a mixer tap.
There is an emergency alarm in the cubicle.
The emergency alarm is fully functional.
It is not a push button style of alarm.
Disposal facilities are available in the cubicle.
There is not a coat hook.
Wall mounted rails are available.
As you face the toilet the wall mounted grab rails are on both sides.
There is not a shelf within the accessible toilet.
There are mirrors.
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 48cm (1ft 7in).
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 placed higher than 100cm (3ft 3in).
The toilet roll holder is 103cm (3ft 5in) high.
There is a sink.
The sink cannot be reached from seated on the toilet.
The sink is not placed higher than 74cm (2ft 5in).
The contrast between the external door and wall is good.
The contrast between the internal door and wall is good.
The contrast between the grab rails and wall is good.
The contrast between the drop down rails and wall is good.
The contrast between the walls and floor is good.
The lighting levels are bright.