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Access to Libraries and IT Rooms

Find out more about the accessibility of the University's Libraries and IT rooms.

Image of a student using the lift in the Aberconway Library.

 

Aberconway Library

Located in two adjacent buildings - Aberconway Library (Aberconway Building) and Aberconway Guest Study Centre (Guest Building)

    Aberconway Library
  • Situated on the ground floor, with a ramp at the entrance to the Library
  • Two parking spaces for disabled users
  • Accessible toilets on the ground floor of Aberconway Building
  • Low level enquiry desk
  • A service lift provides access to the 1st floor of the Library
  • Low level library catalogue terminals
  • Staff will retrieve books from the shelves, please ask for assistance
    Aberconway Guest Study Centre
  • All areas of the Aberconway Guest Study Centre are accessible for wheelchair users
  • Low level enquiry desk

Archie Cochrane Library

  • Ground floor entry to the Centre with lift access to the library
  • Disabled toilet
  • Staff will retrieve books and journals from the shelves on request

Architecture Library

  • Located on the second floor of the Bute Building, there is lift access from the ground floor and lower ground floor
  • There are two reserved disabled parking spaces in the Bute car park. The side door from the car park is the main entrance route for wheelchair users
  • An accessible toilet is situated on the first floor landing
  • The library has low-level library catalogue terminals
  • Staff will retrieve books from the shelves, please ask for assistance

Arts and Social Studies Library

  • An Accessible Entrance for assisted entry to the building is located on the west side of the building at lower ground floor level. Entry is staff-mediated, use the intercom by the Entrance.
  • A lift provides access to all floors of the library
  • Two Disabled parking spaces are available close to the Arts and Social Studies Library (by the railway line) which can be accessed from Colum Drive
  • An accessible toilet is provided on the entrance floor
  • Low-level catalogue terminals are available
  • Staff will retrieve books from the shelves, please ask for assistance

Biomedical Sciences Library

  • Located on the first and second floors of the Biomedical Sciences Building
  • Access to the first floor for wheelchair users via a lift in the East Wing and through the library fire doors can be arranged
  • There are internal stairs between the floors. Staff will retrieve books from the shelves, please ask for assistance
  • An accessible toilet is situated on the ground floor of the building
  • Disabled parking is available on Park Place

Brian Cooke Dental Library

  • Located on the fourth floor of the Dental School
  • Accessible via lifts which are located near the entrance to the Library
  • Accessible toilets are located on the ground floor and the fourth floor of the building
  • Staff will retrieve books from the shelves, please ask for assistance


Bute Library

  • Situated on the first floor of the Bute Building
  • An adjacent lift provides access from the ground floor and lower ground floor
  • Two reserved disabled parking spaces are provided in the Bute car park. The side door from the car park is the main entrance route for wheelchair users
  • An accessible toilet is situated on the first floor landing
  • Low-level library catalogue terminals are available
  • Staff will retrieve books from the shelves - please ask for assistance

Cancer Research Wales Library

  • Situated on the ground floor
  • Accessible toilet just outside the library
  • Disabled parking located in close proximity to the Library
  • Staff will retrieve books from the shelves, please ask for assistance

Health Library

  • Entrance between 7.15am and 6.00pm, Monday to Friday; and 9am - 5pm, Saturday, is via the main entrance doors
  • Outside these hours, the building maintains swipe-card access; a Cardiff University or Library photo ID is required to gain admittance
  • Please ask for assistance if you have difficulty getting the books from the shelves
  • Telephone enquires answered Monday to Friday 8.30am - 7pm, Saturday 9am - 5pm
  • Reserved Items: the majority of books and media reserved from Cardiff University libraries may be collected at any time from the cupboard adjacent to the Enquiry Desk on the 1st floor; all other Inter-Library Loan items may be collected at the times that the desk is staffed - please see below

Law Library

  • Situated on the first floor of the Arts and Social Studies Library, accessible via a lift
  • Disabled parking is available close to the Arts and Social Studies Library in the Aberconway car park which can be accessed from Colum Drive.
  • An accessible toilet is provided on the entrance floor
  • Low-level library catalogue terminals are available
  • Staff will fetch books from the shelves, please ask for assistance

Legal Practice Library

  • Located on the ground floor of the Law Building and a ramp is provided at the entrance to the building
  • Parking is available on Park Place, near to the Law Building
  • An accessible toilet is located on the ground floor
  • In the the library, the counter and information desk are low-level, as are the library catalogue terminals
  • Staff will retrieve books from the shelves, please ask for assistance

Music Library

  • The primary access route is through a driveway that begins on the north side of Corbett Road and runs between the main Aberdare Hall building and the School of Music Concert Foyer (a.k.a. "The Octagon"). The Library Wing is behind two sets of wrought iron gates, and on the right side of the secured Aberdare Hall courtyard
  • Parking for the disabled is available at the Redwood Building across the road from Aberdare Hall
  • An accessible toilet is provided on the ground floor of the main Aberdare Hall building
  • The Issue Desk is low level and has an open space for serving seated enquiries
  • The Library is small with stock placed at both high and very low levels. In many cases wheelchair users will need to ask staff to assist them with accessing books, journals, scores, and audio-visual materials
  • There are eight networked computers in the Multimedia Room, and students are also encouraged to use IT facilities in their School and in the many nearby libraries

Science Library

  • Situated on the first floor of Main Building with ramp access at the main entrance and the entrance to the library
  • A service lift in the Chemistry wing is available
  • The counter and information desk are both at low-level
  • A space in the car park can be arranged or there is parking for badge-holders on Park Place
  • Wheelchair accessible toilets are located on the ground floor
  • Staff will retrieve books from the shelves, please ask for assistance

Senghennydd Library

  • Located on both the ground and the first floor of the Senghennydd Building with a ramp provided at the entrance of the building
  • Lift access to the first floor of the library is available via the fire doors on the first floor corridor
  • The library information desk is at low-level and there is wheelchair access to all the book and journal shelves. Staff will retrieve books if required, please ask for assistance
  • Disabled badge-holders may park on the double yellow lines on Senghennydd Road
  • Accessible toilets are available on the ground floor

Trevithick Library

  • The Trevithick Library is located on the first floor of the Trevithick Building
  • Disabled parking spaces are available close to the library outside the Trevithick Building
  • An accessible toilet is available on the ground floor
  • Staff will retrieve books from the shelves if required, please ask for assistance