International Textile Collection

Facilities and Access



Disabled visitors are encouraged to contact Special Collections in advance to ensure that staff can help and advise.

Limited disabled parking is available in the Business School car park (Moorland Road entrance), which is approximately 50 meters from the entrance. There is a row of bollards between the parking and the entrance.

Disabled visitors who hold a valid local authority disabled badge (“Blue Badge”) can park free of charge. Disabled bays are available on a first come first served basis across the campus. The Blue Badge must be displayed in the vehicle.  The parking University Campus Map has positions of blue badge parking.  The interactive version of the University Campus Map has positions of disabled access and toilets.  There is one disabled bay in the Business School car park and others around the Western Campus area, including by the Marks & Spencer Archive.

ULITA entrance

There is level access to the chapel.  The Maurice Keyworth Building is entered by wide automatically controlled glass doors, and the entrance to the Chapel is by a surfaced ramp, not steeper than 1:20 and a doorway of 1200mm. At present this area has a carpet runner.

The width of the public area adjacent to the displays is more than 2 meters, and is all on one level with tiled flooring.

There is a wheelchair accessible toilet in the Archive, and another in the adjacent building.

Researchers can use a lift to take them to the study area.  The alternative is a spiral staircase (the only means of evacuation).  Studying store items at ground level can be arranged with advance notice.

Please let staff know in advance if you will need to use the lift or hearing loop.


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