West Smithfield Library

Queen Mary University of London, St Bartholomew's Hospital, West Smithfield, London EC1A 7BE

020 7601 7853

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www.library.qmul.ac.uk

Guide Last Updated: 14/09/2016

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Access Guide

  • Monday 12:00 - 21:00.

  • Tuesday 12:00 - 21:00.

  • Wednesday 12:00 - 21:00.

  • Thursday 12:00 - 21:00.

  • Friday 12:00 - 21:00.

  • Saturday Closed.

  • Sunday Closed.

  • The West Smithfield Campus is located within the City of London, just off Holborn Viaduct / Newgate Street (A40).

  • This campus does not have a car park, but on-street and public car parking is available nearby.

  • Bus 46 (Lancaster Gate Station to St Bartholomew's Hospital) stops directly outside the Pathology and Museum Block.

  • Farringdon and City Thameslink stations, on the Thameslink Line, are both close to this campus. However, all of the London Terminal stations are within reach of the campus using public transport.

  • The nearest tube stations are Barbican and Farringdon on the Hammersmith and City, Metropolitan and Circle lines, and St Paul's and Chancery Lane on the Central line.

  • This information is for the entrance located in front of the building.

  • There is ramped/sloped and stepped access at this entrance.

  • A key card is required for access at this entrance.

  • The card reader/lock is not in a suitable position to allow wheelchair users to gain access.

  • The main 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 106cm (3ft 6in).

  • There is a second set of doors.

  • The door(s) open(s) towards you (pull).

  • The door(s) is / are double.

  • The door(s) is / are heavy.

  • The width of the door opening is 150cm (4ft 11in).

  • There is a ramp/slope at this entrance.

  • The ramp/slope is located in front of the entrance.

  • The ramp or slope does not bypass the step(s).

  • The ramp/slope gradient is moderate.

  • The ramp is permanent.

  • The ramp does have handrails.

  • The handrails are on the right going up.

  • There is a / are step(s) at this entrance.

  • The step(s) is / are located in front of the entrance.

  • There is / are 1 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.

  • The steps do not have handrails.

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  • 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) towards you (pull).

  • The door(s) is / are double.

  • The door(s) is / are heavy.

  • The width of the door opening is 134cm (4ft 5in).

  • There is a ramp/slope at this entrance.

  • The ramp/slope is located to the right as you face the entrance.

  • The ramp or slope does bypass the step(s).

  • The ramp/slope gradient is moderate.

  • The ramp is permanent.

  • There is a level landing at the top of the ramp.

  • The ramp does not have handrails.

  • There is a / are step(s) at this entrance.

  • The step(s) is / are located to the left as you face the entrance.

  • There is / are 3 step(s) to access the entrance.

  • There is 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.

  • The steps do not have handrails.

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  • This information is for the entrance located to your left on entrance from the accessible entrance.

  • There is stepped access at this entrance.

  • The main door(s) open(s) towards you (pull).

  • The door(s) is / are double.

  • The door(s) is / are heavy.

  • The width of the door opening is 150cm (4ft 11in).

  • There is a second set of doors.

  • The main door(s) open(s) towards you (pull).

  • The door(s) is / are double.

  • The door(s) is / are heavy.

  • The width of the door opening is 150cm (4ft 11in).

  • The step(s) is / are medium.

  • The steps do not have handrails.

  • There is a lift to access this entrance.

  • The lift does bypass the step(s).

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  • There is not a lift for public use.

  • The lift is located leading to the internal library entrance.

  • The lift is a stair lift.

  • The platform lift accesses a small level change.

  • The lift is approximately 2m (2yd 7in) from the outside access.

  • Staff do need to be notified for use of the lift.

  • The dimensions of the lift are 90cm x 105cm (2ft 11in x 3ft 5in).

  • The clear door width is 80cm (2ft 7in).

  • 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 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 low.

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  • The desk/counter is 5m (5yd 1ft) from the library entrance.

  • There is level access to the desk/counter from the entrance.

  • The lighting levels are low.

  • The desk/counter is high (110cm+).

  • The desk/counter has a low (76cm or lower) section.

  • The desk/counter is staffed.

  • There is not a hearing assistance system.

  • There is a touch screen.

  • The touch screen is not at a suitable height for a wheelchair user.

  • There are entrance and exit gates with widths of 100cm. There is a security barrier with a width of 98cm to exit the library.

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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 low.

  • On the first floor of the library the gap between the bookshelves and the balustrade is only 50cm (as shown in photograph 3 and 4).

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  • 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.

  • Auxiliary aids are not available for computer users.

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  • The floors which are accessible by stairs are B-G.

  • There are 15+ steps between floors.

  • 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.

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  • The floors which are accessible by stairs are G-1.

  • There are 15 steps between floors.

  • The lighting levels are low.

  • The steps are clearly marked.

  • The steps are deep (18cm+).

  • The steps do have handrails.

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

  • There is not a landing.

  • There are alternate sets of stairs to the first floor area as can be seen in photograh 2. These stairs have handrails on both sides for part of the way up.

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  • Directional and locational signage for the room(s) is available in upper and lower case lettering that is clearly visible.

  • The corridor outside the room(s) is not sufficiently wide enough (150cm+) to allow wheelchair users to pass.

  • There is not step free access into the room(s).

  • The door opening width(s) is/are 75cm+ for the room(s).

  • The door(s) for the room(s) is/are not push pad activated.

  • There is not a hearing assistance system for the room(s).

  • There is not a visual fire alarm beacon in the room(s).

  • There is not fixed furniture within the room(s).

  • A height adjustable table/bench is not available.

  • There is a/are chair(s) with armrests on both sides within the room(s).

  • There is sufficient space for a wheelchair user to manoeuvre within the room(s).

  • Floor coverings in the room(s) are not even.

  • This room is located at the bottom of the stairs on the basement floor.

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  • There are not accessible toilets within this venue designated for public use.

  • The nearest toilets are located on the ground floor of the Robin Brook Building. Please see the relevant guide for more details.