Accessibility guide for Avril Robarts Library


  • There are no doors in corridors/walkways which have to be opened manually.
  • The type of flooring in corridors/walkways is carpet and vinyl.
  • There is good colour contrast between the walls and floor in the majority of corridors/walkways.
  • There are seats without armrests at regular intervals.
  • The lighting levels are moderate to good.

Accessible Toilets

  • This accessible toilet is approximately 36m (39yd 1ft) from the main entrance.
  • This accessible toilet is located to the rear right of the ground floor.
  • There are identical accessible toilets in the same location on every floor.
  • There is level access to this accessible toilet.
  • The door may be difficult to open.
  • The lighting levels are moderate to good.


  • The lift is located to the right as you enter the building, opposite the library reception desk.
  • Signs indicating the location of the lift are not available from the entrance.
  • The lift is approximately 12m (13yd 4in) from the main entrance.
  • The lift is a standard lift.
  • There is not a hearing loop system.
  • The lift does not have Braille markings.
  • The lift does have tactile markings.

Car park

  • The venue does not have its own car park.
  • There is a car park for public use within 200m (approx).
  • The name of the car park is Smithfield Car Park.

Please check LJMU AccessAble for further information.