British Library Accessibility

  The British Library houses famous documents ranging from the Magna Carta to handwritten Beatles lyrics. It is the northernmost of the main tourist attractions.

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Is there an accessible entrance? Yes, ramp access from courtyard. Courtyard has step-free access from east and west
Is the door push/pull, revolving, automated by a button, or motion activated? Motion activated

Where is the closest place that cars/taxis can drop-off people? On Ossulston Street to west of the building

What are the nearby tube stations? King’s Cross, St. Pancras

What bus lines pass nearby?

Where is the closest disabled parking? 3 spots west side of building on Ossulston Street. Available to public

Are there cobblestones or hills leading to the entrance? No cobblestones or hills

What percentage of the attraction can be viewed without having to go up steps? 100%

Which parts are not accessible? None, elevator to upper floors

Are there loaner wheelchairs? Yes

Is there an accessible bathroom? Yes
Is the door wide enough for a wheelchair? Yes
Are there grab bars? Yes
Is there a space to position a wheelchair next to the toilet? Yes

Are there guided tours that don’t have to go up stepsYes, 60 min tours at 3pm on Mon, Wed, Fri. Sat at 10:30 am and 3 pm. Sun at 11:30 and 3 pm

Does advance notice need to be given for…
…handicapped parking? No
…opening of an accessible entrance? No
…loaner wheelchairs? +44 (0)20 7412 7332
…accessible tours? No

Is there a discount for someone with a disability and/or their companion? Free for all

Opening Hours: Open 9:30 daily except Sun at 11am. close 18:00 daily, Tue 20:00, Sat-Sun 17:00
How many hours do most able-bodied tourists spend there on their first visit? 30-90 min, avg 60 min

Address: 96 Euston Road, London, UK, NW1 2DB
Telephone: +44 (0)1937 546060

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