Cairns Library for disabled readers


You can find detailed accessibility information for the Bodleian Health Care Libraries in the University Access Guide

The Cairns Library is in the Academic Centre at the John Radcliffe Hospital. The library is on the first floor of the Academic Centre and can be reached by lift or stairs. Follow the corridor. The library is at the end before the corridor turns to the left. The main doors to the library require a card to access and are not powered. Staff nearby can assist if needed.

The library is on one level with step-free access. There is a wheelchair accessible toilet located near the library on the same floor. A portable hearing loop is available at the enquiries desk. The library can provide the following assistive equipment:

  • five coloured acetate sheets
  • two hand-held magnifiers  
  • two daylight reading lamps

Please ask at the issue desk if you wish to use any of this equipment.  

The library also has three height adjustable desks and one ergonomic chair.

Services and support

Find out more about the support available for readers with disabilities from the Bodleian Libraries