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Library Disability Services: Library Buildings

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.

Study Spaces

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. See more details below. There is a ramp into the Library.

Picture of ramp into the library

Parking and access at Kimberlin and Law Libraries


Kimberlin Library
  • Parking spaces for Blue Badge holders are at the rear of the Kimberlin Library. These are found by turning right off Mill Lane into Deacon Street and right again before the main car park.
  • There is a ramp into the Library.
  • 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. The entrance to the Library from the foyer has turnstiles. To bypass these you can use the wheelchair accessible gate.
  • A lift to all levels is available for your use. To obtain a temporary lift key ask at the Welcome and Help Desk. If you wish to be issued with a key permanently contact the Library Disability Team at libdis@dmu.ac.uk.
  • 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.
  • See the How to find us page for a plan of the Leicester city campus and map of Leicester.

Law Library
  • The Library is located on the first and second floors of the Hugh Aston Building.
  • A lift is available within the Law Library to enable users to move from the first to the second floor of the Library (no key required).
  • For ease of access by wheelchair users a raised PC workstation is provided in the computer area.
  • See the How to find us page for a plan of the Leicester city campus and map of Leicester.

Automatic Doors

Doors in the Library foyer are automatic. To release them manually, 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 staff at the Reception Desk.

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 adjustable PC workstations on the Lower Ground Floor in the bookable study rooms (KL00.06, KL00.07 and KL00.08a-f) and the Assistive Technology computer room (KL00.09).
  • Raised study table on the First Floor behind the IT helpdesk.
  • 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, an adjustable 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 (no key required). To operate, keep the pad pressed down.

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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