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Library Disability Services: Library Buildings

Library Buildings and Access

Access for Support Workers

 

 If you have a Support Worker, DMU Disability Advice and Support (DAS) can arrange for them to have an ID card and lanyard. This will give them reference access to the Library during our staffed service hours to assist you with your studies.

Study Space

Our library spaces provide areas for both quiet and silent study as well as group work. The Kimberlin Library has rooms which can be booked for you to work in private - see the Bookable Study Rooms section of this guide or ask a member of library staff for further details.

Finding your way around

The Library Trail is a self-guided tour of Kimberlin. You can pick up a copy in the Library foyer or view it and print off a copy before you visit us using the link.

 

If you would like a member of staff to show you around, please contact the Library Disability Team at libdis@dmu.ac.uk.

Kimberlin Library and Access

Kimberlin Library

  • Disabled parking spaces are available at the rear of the Kimberlin Library on a first-come-first-served basis to permit holders. Blue Badge holders can apply for a free permit through the Estates Department. DMU car park staff can direct you to these spaces.
  • There is a ramp into the Library

Photo of Kimberlin Library ramp

 

Automatic Doors

To release the automatic doors into the Library foyer press the pad on the right at the top of the ramp. You can exit by this means too - the pad is located on the right as you leave the Library.

Entrance and Exit

The entrance to and exit from the Library has turnstiles. To bypass these you can use the wheelchair accessible gate which you can operate by scanning your University ID card. To register your card for this purpose speak to a Building Attendant at the Reception Desk or contact the Library Disability Team at libdis@dmu.ac.uk.

Photo of wheelchair gate

Lifts

A lift to all levels is available for your use if you require it. To obtain a temporary lift key ask a member of staff in the main foyer area. If you wish to be issued with a key permanently contact the Library Disability Team at libdis@dmu.ac.uk.

Lift photos

  • Doors on the Ground Floor and the Lower Ground Floor are automated.
  • For ease of access by wheelchair users there are raised PC workstations on the Lower Ground Floor, Ground Floor and First Floor and raised study tables on the Ground Floor, First Floor and Second Floor.
  • There are accessible toilets on all levels.
  • Designated refuges are provided in case of fire. In the event of an emergency evacuation please inform a member of staff if you need assistance in reaching a refuge or leaving the building.

Photos of designated refuges provided in case of fire 

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Other Library Buildings

Law Library

  • The Library is located on the first and second floors of the Hugh Aston Building.
  • For ease of access by wheelchair users a raised PC workstation is provided in the computer area.
  • A lift is available within the Law Library to enable users to move from the first to the second floor of the Library.

Photo of Law Library Lift

 

Eric Wood

  • There are accessible toilets on the left as you enter the building
  • The entrance and exit gates in the Eric Wood Learning Zone are wheelchair accessible. You can operate these by scanning your University ID card.
  • If you require assistance please speak to the Building Attendant on duty.

Photos of Eric Wood

The Greenhouse

  • There are accessible toilets on the right as you enter the building;
  •  If you require assistance please speak to the Building Attendant on duty.

 

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