Located on North Quad. The Codrington Library can be accessed from Radcliffe Square on Catte Street via the North Quad.
The library is unlocked during opening hours (09:30-18:30, or 16:30 in the vacation).
Card access is required by register readers to enter the library through Door Two.
For registration, or day appointments, any one requiring access should email in advance (firstname.lastname@example.org) to be let in directly by staff.
There are a series of heavy doors to access the library, although most are propped open when the library is in use.
There is another entrance directly into the library which is very rarely used and entry would need to be organised ahead of arrival. Which has four (4) steps but there is a ramp kept nearby which can be used to cover this.
Please note that there are three possible fire exits in addition to the route below, however all of these encounter at least two small steps.
Door One (1) – External door to enter North Quad from Radcliffe Square
Door frame is 102 cm wide.
Entrance has one step but a temporary ramp is permanently positioned at entrance.
Door handle is 107 cm high
Always open during opening hours.
Requires reader card access
Door Two (2) – To enter library building from North Quad
Door is 102 cm wide, step free, but is not fully flat due to the floor mat (one (1) cm thick).
Card reader is 127 cm high and to the left of the door.
Door is heavy and is pushed open.
There are knobs on both sides of the door; exterior knob height is 89 cm, interior knob height is 127 cm.
Door Three (3) – To enter library Ante Room from interior hallway
NOTE There is a particularly sharp turn to pass through Door Three (3).
Door frame is 100 cm wide.
Access is not step free. There is one 8cm step into the Ante Room.
Manual door, push to open. Door is heavy but unlocked, and often propped open when the library is open.
Doorknob on both interior and exterior sides: exterior 89 cm high, interior 81 cm high.
Door Four (4) – To enter Codrington Library from Ante Room
Door frame is 86 cm wide, fully flat and step free.
Door is manual and heavy. Push to open. Door is left unlocked when the library is open
Door knobs located at 109 cm high.
Door Five (5) – Entrance to Anson Room (Law Library)
Double door frame is 120 cm wide.
Access is fully flat and step free.
Door is powered. Press silver button plate located to the right of the door on entrance (and to the left of the door on exit). Button is at a height of 100 cm.
Interior Space and Tables
Once inside the library, pathways are wide and clear.
Library tables: 65 cm between the floor and the underside of the table top. There is a bar running along the ground which is 63 cm deep, and another bar on the ground around the table.
Library Desks: 74 cm between the floor and the bottom of the desk. They are on a slant, and there is a leg that sticks out from the bottom of the desk (see photo)
Alternative seating, and adjustable-height working areas can be adapted in various areas of the Library - please contact staff.
Accessible toilet #2 is located in the library. Key must be obtained from members of staff.