5 The College

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

0191 334 1210

pg.library@durham.ac.uk

www.dur.ac.uk/library/asc/

Guide Last Updated: 25/08/2017

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Access Guide

  • The Search Room is located on the first floor.

  • Items held in the collection here can be transported across to Palace Green Library on request, to be viewed there by anyone who cannot access the steps.

  • Please contact the venue in advance if this is required.

  • 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.

  • 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.

  • 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.

  • The venue does not have its own car park.

  • There is not a car park for public use within 200m (approx).

  • 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.

  • Visitors should also note that the Durham Road User Charge is in operation on the peninsula from 10.00-16.00, Monday to Saturday.

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  • 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).

  • 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).

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  • 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.

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  • 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.

  • There is level access to the postgraduate study rooms, office and toilets on the ground floor from the main entrance.

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  • 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 (11cm - 17cm).

  • The steps do have handrails.

  • The steps have a handrail on the right going up.

  • There is a landing.

  • The area(s)/service(s) on the floors which are not accessible is/are the Search Room.

  • There is a service lift in the building, which is not used for passengers. However, it can be used in emergencies.

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  • 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.

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

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  • There are not accessible toilet facilities within this venue.

  • Standard toilet facilities are available.

  • The female and male toilet facilities that were surveyed are located on the ground floor, next to the stairs.

  • The female and male toilets are approximately 8m (8yd 2ft) from the main entrance.

  • Inside the venue, there is level access to the female and male toilets.

  • Lighting levels are medium.

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  • Staff do receive disability awareness / equality training.

  • Documents are not available in Braille.

  • Documents are not available in large print.

  • Staff are not Text Relay aware.