Japanese Library for disabled readers

A woman working in front of the window at the Japanese Library


Due to ongoing construction work, the building's accessible entrance may not be available.

The main entrance of the Nissan Institute has six steps. There is a level entrance at the rear of the building, although the route takes you on an uneven ramp. The library’s main reading room and the accessible toilet are on the ground floor. 

The doors into the library are powered and operated by push buttons located at an accessible height for wheelchair users. Once through the doors, the information desk is on the left. There is a fixed induction loop at the desk.

The main collection and book stacks are in the basement, which can only be reached by a spiral staircase. The steps have open risers and contrasting anti-slip treads. There are continuous handrails both sides. Staff can assist and collect books for those unable to reach the basement.

For more detailed information, visit the Nissan Institute and the Bodleian Japanese Library in the University Access Guide.

Support and services

We make every effort to assist readers with a disability. If you would like to discuss access to the building or any assistance the library is able to offer you, please contact us.

Find out more about the support available for disabled students at the Bodleian Libraries.