We are committed to making the library service accessible to the whole community.
BOUNDLESS CURIOSITY has been designed with accessibility in mind.
Building & Exhibition Contents
The Library building has a step-free Accessible Entrance with an automatic door. The exhibition route starts in the Entrance Hall, then continues on the second floor - this can be accessed via a lift, big enough to accommodate standard size wheelchairs and mobility scooters. The main display area of the exhibition is in the Rowswell Room - the route between showcases is narrow in places, but everything can be accessed by a standard size wheelchair.
A large print copy of the museum item captions can be found in the Rowswell room and a digital version can be found HERE
There is an Accessible Toilet on the second floor, at the far end of the Hayward Room - due to the constraints of the building, it's slightly smaller than the standard size, but is fully equipped with handrails and baby changing facilities.
Assistance dogs are welcome in the Library building.
We know that parking can be a problem for people with physical and mobility impairments wishing to visit the main Library in Town, including the exhibition - but there are solutions! There are blue badge parking spaces beside the Town Church, and you can drive into Market Square for drop-off and collection before 10.00 each morning.
For people living in care homes who are unable to visit the Library, our Outreach team is delivering a programme of themed Tea & Tales sessions throughout the exhibition run. For more information please contact Community & Wellbeing Lead Jackie Burgess on [email protected]
If you have any questions about accessibility, or you have any specific requirements, please contact us. We are always keen to help.