Disabled Access to the University Libraries

All our Libraries and IT centres are fully accessible to you whatever your needs.

If you have a heart pacemaker please be aware that our security system may affect it, if in any doubt please ask a member of staff.

Thompson Library

You can enter the library at the front entrance of the Cadman building on College Road.

Once in the building access between the floors is via lifts and platform lifts which are all freely accessible.

Car parking spaces for the Thompson Library and Cadman Building are available by the Beacon Building in College Road.  Access to these car parks is arranged through the Student Enabling Centre. A valid car parking permit and blue badge must be displayed in your car.

Guide to Thompson Library

In collaboration with Staffordshire University’s Student Enabling Centre, the library has produced an Accessible Guide to the Thompson Library (PDF, file size: 6.9MB) . The guide has been written for anyone who may feel daunted or anxious about coming into the library. It also highlights aspects of the buildings that may be challenging for students on the autistic spectrum.


More accessibility information

Law Library

The Law Library is on the ground floor of the Law Building with access through the main automatic front door which is opened by pressing a green button positioned at wheelchair height.

Accessible car parking is also available outside the Ashley Building and the Law Building.

More accessibility information:

Blackheath Lane Library and IT Centre

The Library is on the ground floor of the Centre of Excellence for Health with access through the main automatic front doors. Once in the building access between the floors is via a lift.

You enter the library by using the security barriers, and access is via swipe card at all times.
Car parking spaces for the library are available in the main car park directly outside the main entrance to the building. A valid car parking permit and blue badge must be displayed in your car.

More accessibility information

  • Blackheath Lane Library and IT Centre access guide at DisabledGo

 

Contact details

Thompson Library and the Cadman Building 01782 295770

Blackheath Lane Library and IT Centre 01785 353236

Law Library 01782 294307