Library accessibility guide

A guide to accessibility of each campus library and facilities that are available.

All libraries offer the following:

  • Accessible entrances
  • Accessible toilets
  • Lift access between levels
  • Height-adjustable desks
  • Assistance with using the library space
  • Assistance Dogs are welcome in UWE Bristol libraries.

Further detail for each campus library can be found below.

Alexandra Warehouse (Gloucester Docks)

Access into the Library

  • External doors into the building are power-assisted.
  • All external doors and Library entrances offer level access.
  • All levels within the building have lift access.
  • The Library entrance door is hinged open during opening times.

Facilities within the Library

  • Accessible toilet is located just outside the library entrance.
  • One height-adjustable desk is available in the Library.

Bower Ashton Library (City Campus)

Access into the Library

  • Power-assisted doors into the building are available.
  • All external doors and Library entrances offer level access.
  • All levels within the building have lift access.
  • The Library entrance door is hinged open during opening times.

Facilities within the Library

  • Lift available for access to the main Library space.
  • Accessible toilet available in Library.
  • Additional accessible toilet located in corridor outside Library entrance.
  • Height-adjustable desks are available.

Frenchay

Access into the Library

  • External doors into the building are power-assisted.
  • All external doors and Library entrances offer level access.
  • All levels within the building have lift access.
  • There are three main entrances into the Library (located in D Block):
    • Two entrances on Level 2 - open 24/7.
    • One entrance on Level 4, E Block - open 8:30 - 21:00.
  • Level 4 entrance doors are power-assisted.
  • Library entrance doors on Level 2 are hinged open during external borrower access times.
  • Use the entrance by Glendinning lecture theatre if a power-assisted door is required outside of these hours.

Accessibility plan

Facilities within the Library

  • Lift to all floors.
  • Accessible toilet located on Level 4 in Library.
  • Additional nearby accessible toilets:
    • Glendinning foyer, Level 2.
    • E Block, Level 4 - exit via Library Lounge (Monday to Friday, daytime).
  • Height-adjustable desks available on every floor of the library. Some of these are bookable through MyPC. Find out where these are located.

Glenside

Access into the Library

  • External doors into the building are power-assisted.
  • All external doors and the Library entrance offer level access.
  • The Library entrance door is automatic.

Facilities within the Library

  • Approach the library helpdesk for help accessing the first floor.
  • Accessible and gender-neutral toilets located on ground floor.
  • One height-adjustable desk available in Assistive Technology room.
  • Additional height-adjustable desk is available on the ground floor of the Library.

Further information

Contact us

Please contact us if you have any access enquiries or require assistance using the library facilities and resources.

We care about providing accessible and inclusive spaces. We welcome your feedback and suggestions for improvement. Please contact us with your comments.

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