We want your visit to the Library to be enjoyable and productive. Please contact Library Enquiries (email@example.com) before your visit if you need specific assistance or equipment.
Drop off and pick up
Taxis or private cars can drop off and pick up visitors at a small lay-by close to the entrance at 183 Euston Road (see further transport details and a map).
We may be able to provide parking for Blue Badge holders. Please call +44(0)20 7611 5778 well in advance to check availability. Parking spaces are not guaranteed and, if allocated, can only be used in conjunction with a visit to Wellcome Collection and/or the Library. We regret we cannot provide parking facilities to non-disabled car drivers accompanying a disabled visitor.
Several Blue Badge parking bays are located a short distance away in the local area. Check Blue Badge London’s map for nearby locations.
Metered parking spaces are available on nearby Gordon Street, and an NCP car park is situated at Euston mainline railway station in Melton Street.
Streets south of Euston Road, including Gordon Street, are within the London congestion charge zone.
The entrance to 183 Euston Road from the street has a slight step (approximately 3cm). A wheelchair lift in the entrance hall provides access to the ground level.
The Library is on levels 2 and 3. The Library entrance on level 2 is accessible using the lifts in the lobby. Once in the Library, you can reach the third floor via a wheelchair-accessible lift.
If you need additional assistance during your visit, do let us know. We are happy to bring material to your desk. Avoid waiting time by contacting Library Enquiries (firstname.lastname@example.org) in advance of your visit so we can get the materials ready for you.
Within the Library the accessible toilet is located on level 3. There are also accessible toilet facilities on lower ground level 1, lower ground level 2, the ground level and level 1 within the Wellcome Building.
Assistance dogs are welcome. Staff at the Information Point will be happy to supply your dog with a drink of water, although water cannot be brought into the Library.
Cloakroom and lockers
The cloakroom is on the ground level. We ask that you check in your personal belongings - such as coats and outdoor jackets, umbrellas, food, drink, laptop cases and bags - before coming up to the Library entrance on level 2.
Induction loops are located at all service desks.
We can also provide a portable induction loop for use within the Library. You will need to switch your hearing aid to the 'T' setting to use these.
A computer workstation with accessibility software is available on level 2 in the Library.
An assistive study room is available to book by request, for using screen-reading software, dictaphones and other read-aloud assistive equipment. The study room contains a computer with accessibility software.
Accessibility software includes:
- JAWS: screen-reading software that uses a multi-lingual speech synthesiser to read aloud information from the screen.
- Zoomtext: a screen magnifier that includes a range of colour and cursor controls to aid viewing.
- Kurzweil: a software application that uses a scanner and speech synthesiser to read aloud the information scanned.
Please speak to the staff on duty at the main enquiry desk if you require access to any of the assistive support equipment as follows:
- headphones for use with hearing aids as recommended by Action on Hearing Loss (RNID)
- touchpad mouse
- joystick-style ergonomic ‘vertical’ mouse
- cordless trackball mouse
- high-contrast enlarged text keyboard
- hand-held magnifier
- Aladdin Rainbow Elite book magnifier - a stand-alone book magnifier with a range of colour and contrast controls
- portable fluorescent magnifier using a daylight simulation tube
- adjustable chair
- Electronically height adjustable table located in our Rare Materials Room. You will need to be a Library member to gain access to this room and you must be using our collections for research.