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Disability Resource Centre

 

Many departments within the University have their own libraries, alongside the main University Library which can be used by all students.

Access Issues Contact

Contact
Simon Goose
Tel.
01223 768 220
Email
sjg22@cam.ac.uk
Website
http://moore.libraries.cam.ac.uk/our-staff

General Information

Branch of the University Library, containing books and journals in mathematics, physics, astronomy, computer science, materials science, and engineering.

Opening hours

Open 9am–9pm Monday to Friday and 9am–1pm Saturday during full term. Open 9am–5pm Monday to Friday and Saturday 9am–1pm in vacation.

Physical Access

Entrances

Level access through wide side door. Phone reception on 01223 765670 if you require assistance. Proximity card access out of hours for all current members of the University.

Number of floors

Four floors in total.

Lifts and stairs

Lift to all floors.

Computer facilities

UIS managed cluster PCs on every floor, with level access from lift. Wireless internet access on every floor.

Toilets

Two disabled toilets, one on the first floor, one on the lower ground floor.

General access

  • Spacious and carpeted throughout.
  • Plenty of workspace, and adjustable height desks are available.
  • Most books are accessible, and staff will help as necessary.
  • Evacuation chair situated on the first floor, blue staircase.

Visual Impairments

  • Good lighting, and extra lights on individual desks. Signs are clear.
  • Photocopier/printer/scanner facilities available through Desktop Services. Magnifying glasses and other equipment could be acquired if necessary.

Hearing Impairments

  • No induction loops currently.
  • Carpeted and quiet throughout. There is no traffic noise.

The information on this page is the responsibility of the Betty and Gordon Moore Library. The DRC updates information as it is received from the Library. To ensure the information contained here is current, please check with the Betty and Gordon Moore Library.

 

Access Issues Contact

Ms Isla Kuhn
Tel.
01223 336 756
Fax
01223 331 918
Email
library@medschl.cam.ac.uk
Website
http://library.medschl.cam.ac.uk/essentials/contact-us/

General Information

Branch of the University Library, located in the Clinical School building. Open to all members of the School of Clinical Medicine, other members of Cambridge University, to NHS staff, and to MRC staff working in Cambridge.

Opening hours

Open 8am–10pm Monday to Friday, 9am–5pm Saturday, and closed Sunday.

Physical Access

Entrances

Level access to main entrance of Clinical School building, to low reception desk. Ask there for assistance if a first time visitor.

Number of floors

Located on levels three and floor.

Lifts and stairs

Lift to all floors. All stairs have continuous handrails.

Computer facilities

Large computer room within library, with level access from lift and plenty of space inside. Wireless internet in library, and network cards available from reception.

Toilets

No fully equipped disabled toilets. Wide cubicles inside men's and ladies' toilets in basement. Wide cubicle in ladies' toilet in library.

General access

  • Spacious and carpeted, with plenty of workspace. Large desks and moveable chairs, some with arm rests.
  • Rather high and narrow shelves.
  • Access to upper floor of library is by lift, but please ask staff for assistance.

Visual Impairments

  • Magnifying glass available in library. Other magnification equipment could be acquired if necessary. Photocopiers available.
  • Mostly good, clear black on pale grey signage around the building. Bright labelling used for cataloguing.
  • Zoomtext software is available for clinical students. Collect USB dongle from library reception desk.

Hearing Impairments

  • No induction loop in library, although loops are installed in two lecture theatres in the building.
  • Carpeted and quiet.

The information on this page is the responsibility of Medical Library. The DRC updates information as it is received from the Library. This page was last updated on 4 January 2013. To ensure the information contained here is current, please check with Medical Library.

Location
8 Mill Lane,
Cambridge, CB2 1RX
Tel.
01223 337 110
Email
landecon-library@lists.cam.ac.uk
Website
http://www.landecon.cam.ac.uk/library

Access Issues

Contact
Mrs Wendy Thurley
Tel.
01223 337 110
Email
wt10000@cam.ac.uk

General Information

Located on second floor of the Mill Lane Lecture Rooms building. Shared between Latin American Studies, International Studies and Land Economy.

Opening hours

Open 9am–7pm Monday to Thursday, 9am–5pm Friday and 10am–1pm Saturday during full term.

Physical Access

Entrances

Level access to main entrance of building, through double doors. New lift up to second floor. Automatic push-button entrance to library from lift.

Number of floors

Located on second floor. Small gallery runs around the edge of the library.

Lifts and stairs

Lift to main library entrance. The gallery is accessed only by a small, dark, winding staircase.

Computer facilities

Computer room next door, with several PWF computers. Keypad entry and double doors. Spacious and accessible, with plenty of light.

Toilets

Disabled toilet on ground floor of building.

General access

  • Spacious and carpeted throughout. Plenty of workspace, with large desks and moveable chairs. Most books located around edge of room, on fairly low shelves.
  • Gallery is narrow, protected by thin black railings, and not advised for those with mobility or vertigo problems.
  • Staff will help fetch books if needed.

Visual Impairments

  • Extra lights on work desks. Signs and classification markings are fairly small.
  • No special magnification equipment. Photocopier near lift for text enlargement.

Hearing Impairments

  • No induction loop in library, although there are infra-red hearing enhancement systems installed in all lecture rooms.
  • Carpeted and fairly quiet, although there can be some traffic noise.

Other Useful Information

  • Disabled badge holders can park on the double yellow lines outside — otherwise there is no parking nearby.

 

The information on this page is the responsibility of Mill Lane Library. The DRC updates information as it is received from the Library. This page was last updated on 4 January 2013. To ensure the information contained here is current, please check with Mill Lane Library.

Access Issues Contact

Mrs Ivana Chambers
Tel.
01223 334 522
 
Email
sps-library@hsps.cam.ac.uk
Website
http://www.hsps.cam.ac.uk/sps-library/

Location, Services and Transport

News Museums Site, City Centre. Services and shops nearby. No parking.

Physical Access

No stairs for ground floor access, only less than an inch high door step. Site gate from Free School Lane gets locked at 7pm on weekdays.

Computer facilities

One managed cluster computer on ground floor, further ones upstairs.

Toilets

Two disabled toilets.

Visual Impairments

  • Ask at reception regarding managed cluster computers
  • No large print, braille or audio available.

Hearing Impairments

  • No induction loop in library
  • Fire alarm in library

Specific Learning Difficulties and Mental Health Issues

Please see library details on Libraries directory which gets regularly updated: http://www.lib.cam.ac.uk/libraries_directory/libraries_directory.cgi.

Address
10 West Road,
Cambridge, CB3 9DZ

Access Issues

Contact
Mr David Wills
Tel.
01223 330 071
Email
dfw1003@cus.cam.ac.uk
Website
http://squire.law.cam.ac.uk/

General Information

Branch of the University Library, containing one of the largest legal collections in the UK. The building and library are newly built and have good access.

Opening hours

Open 9am–9pm Monday to Friday and 9am–6pm Saturday during Full Term. Open 9am–7pm Monday to Friday 9am–1pm Saturday in vacation.

Physical Access

Entrances

Level access at main entrance to Law Faculty, through two sets of automatic doors. Reception desk in foyer.

Number of floors

Spread over three floors, starting on the first floor of the building.

Lifts and stairs

Lift to all floors. Stairs have continuous handrails.

Computer facilities

Large computer room near library, with advice available from computer office. Laptop points at some work spaces.

Toilets

Disabled toilets on each level.

General access

  • All areas have level access from the lift.
  • Spacious and carpeted throughout, with wide aisles and work spaces.
  • Work spaces and laptop points can be reserved if needed.

Visual Impairments

  • Very large windows, good lighting, and extra lights on individual desks. Photocopiers available.
  • Speak to the computer office for advice regarding computers and software.

Hearing Impairments

  • No induction loop in library, although loops are installed in all lecture theatres in the building.
  • The building is fairly open-plan, so noise does tend to travel up through floors. However, it is never noisy.

Other Useful Information

 

The information on this page is the responsibility of Squire Law Library. The DRC updates information as it is received from the Library. To ensure the information contained here is current, please check with Squire Law Library.

Contact Details

Address
West Road,
Cambridge, CB3 9DR
Tel.
01223 333 000
Fax
01223 333 160
Email
library@lib.cam.ac.uk
Website
http://www.lib.cam.ac.uk/

Access Issues

Contact
Mr Colin Clarkson
Tel.
01223 333 016
Fax
01223 333 160
Email
reference@lib.cam.ac.uk

Location, Services and Transport

Location

West Road, opposite entrance to Sidgwick Site. Robinson, Selwyn, Wolfson, and the back gates of Trinity, St. John's, Clare and King's Colleges are nearby.

Traffic

Queen's Road, Grange Road and West Road are all becoming increasingly busy at peak times, but speed is restricted and there are speed humps in place on the site.

Services and shops

Accessible Tea Room within the library serving drinks, snacks and lunches. Open 9.30am–5pm Monday to Friday and 10am–1.45pm Saturday.

Parking

Vehicle entrance via West Road. Four disabled bays opposite front entrance in main car park. Two further bays in smaller car park on left, at the top of the drive. Some pay and display parking on West Road.

Other transport options

Opening hours vary. Generally open 9am–7.15pm Monday to Friday and 9am–5pm Saturday. Some rooms open to 10pm during Easter Full Term. Closed over Easter, August Bank Holiday Monday, Christmas and New Year, and a week in September for Annual Inspection.

General Information

The main library of the University, with a huge collection of manuscripts and of books, journals, maps and printed music published worldwide. The Library also subscribes to thousands of electronic resources. There is an Exhibition Centre with regular exhibitions and an accessible Tea Room serving snacks and lunches. Disabled access to the Library is improving continually, and many arrangements can also be made to help individual readers. Please feel free to contact the Disability Liaison Officer to discuss your needs.

Smoking

No smoking anywhere in the building.

Medical facilities

First aiders in the building during office hours.

Emergency procedures

Evacuation chairs fitted on main staircases.

Physical Access

Entrances

Covered platform lift to left of main entrance steps, with push-button automatic doors. Push-button automatic door into Entrance Hall. The Entrance Hall is half-way between the ground and first floors, and staff will escort you to the first floor via the Tower lift. There is a clearly marked bell by the Tower lift on the first floor for summoning assistance on the way down. Note that the Tower lift is small and not suitable for large wheelchairs or buggies, and that it cannot be used for floors other than the Entrance Hall and first floor.

Ramped access to the Library for larger wheelchairs and buggies is also available 9am–5.45pm Monday to Friday, via the staff/goods entrance at the West Road end of the building. There is a porter on duty and a large lift nearby giving access to the ground floor and floors 1 to 4.

Number of floors

Seven floors in total, including ground floor. Fewer floors in some parts of the building. The majority of reading rooms and service points are on floor 1.

Lifts and stairs

Nine lifts. Two are huge, but only reach floor 4. Smaller lifts reach all floors, but may be difficult for wheelchairs. The lift from Entrance Hall to floor 1 is very small, but an alternative route to that level can be arranged - see above.

Reading rooms

The main reading rooms are spacious and have fixed tables and moveable chairs. Some bookshelves can be cramped, often 63cm wide. Staff from the main Reading Room will collect open access books as necessary, if requested either in person or via email.

Other rooms

The Morison Room, for meetings, seminars and user education sessions, is located on the ground floor and accessible via the exhibition centre or staff-only areas of the building. Please arrange in advance.

Computer facilities

Large Digital Resources Area on floor 1. Two low-level catalogue computers. Assistive Technology Area with ergonomic chairs, adjustable tables, and other equipment (see Visual Impairments). Laptops allowed. Wireless internet is available in many parts of the building. Staff and students of the University of Cambridge access wireless network using their Raven password. Other readers may do so using a Lapwing visitor ticket, available from staff in the main Reading Room.

Toilets

Disabled toilets on floor 1 (near Assistive Technology Area, Munby Rare Books Reading Room and Digital Resources Area); floor 3 (near Manuscripts Reading Room and Commonwealth Room), and in the Exhibition Centre.

Common rooms

Self-service Tea Room on floor 1, spacious, with moveable chairs. Serves drinks, snacks and lunches. Can get busy at lunchtimes. Outside courtyard with benches near tea room.

Exhibition Centre

Exhibition Centre accessible via separate entrance to right of main steps. Small bell for assistance, but it is best to arrange in advance. Disabled toilet inside.

Other

  • Lockers and University network telephone are down several steps. Bags and coats are not allowed in the library, so please ask the Entrance Hall staff to look after your bag.
  • Requests for special arrangements regarding borrowing rights should be made in a letter directed to the Head of Reader Services, along with a note from your tutor or supervisor.

Visual Impairments

Assistance dogs

Guide dogs welcome but no other dogs are allowed.

Computer facilities

Assistive Technology Area contains a PC with large monitor, scanners, and a colour printer. PC runs Dolphin Supernova and JAWS magnification and screen-reading software and Dragon voice-recognition software. Please ask for assistance.

Large print, Braille and audio

Large print information provided on prior request. Some large print books but no Braille or audio. Coloured paper available for photocopying and printing.

Library and magnification equipment

Individual lights on most desks in reading rooms. Shelving lights mostly operate on a timer basis. Four daylight lamps available in the Assistive Technology Area. Magnifying glasses available in most reading rooms from staff. Two self-service photocopier areas, and an Imaging Services Department which can copy and enlarge documents on request.

Signs and wayfinding

Little special directional signage. Small spine labels on volumes. The building is very large and rather a warren, so ask for help in fetching books if needed.

Other

  • CCTV reader available in Assistive Technology Area and in Munby Rare Books reading room.
  • Other assistive technology or lighting can be acquired if needed. Please speak to the Disability Liaison Officer about the possibilities.
  • Touch-readable buttons in some lifts.

Hearing Impairments

Induction loops

Induction loops in Entrance Hall and at enquiry desks in all reading rooms.

Other

  • Vibrating alarm pager for hearing impaired readers is available from Entrance Hall.
  • The reading rooms are large and open plan, so sound does travel. However, noise is discouraged within the library, and most other areas are quiet.

Specific Learning Difficulties and Mental Health Issues

Arrangements can be made to support those with dyslexia, ADD, and other learning difficulties. Please speak to the Disability Liaison Officer about your needs.

Planned Access Improvements

Disabled access is continually under review.

The information on this page is the responsibility of the University Library. The DRC updates information as it is received from the Library. This page was last updated on 4 January 2013. To ensure the information contained here is current, please check with the University Library.