Access to the Library
The Inner Temple car park has four disabled parking bays. Parking is free for Blue Badge holders, but visitors should contact the Treasury Office in advance, so that a Temple parking permit can be left at Tudor Street Gatehouse for them to collect. The Treasury Office telephone number is 020 7797 8250.
There is flat wheelchair access to the Library building and a disabled lavatory on the ground floor next to the lift. The main Library is on the second floor, access is either via lift (which will accommodate a wheelchair) or stairs. There is no lift access to the gallery (third floor) level.
Staff at the Enquiry Point will be happy to help users if they require material from the gallery level or if they need help with equipment or software.
In the event of an emergency, we operate a system of assisted escape for users with disabilities. Enquiry Point Staff can explain our emergency evacuation procedures and create a Personal Emergency Evacuation Plan (PEEP) if required.
Photocopiers are located in the alcove to the left of the Library entrance on the second floor. Library staff are happy to provide assistance in operating the photocopiers.
There is a height-adjustable table in Room C that will allow wheelchair users or those with back problems to adjust their working position simply and easily.
A Merlin video magnifier, which can be used to magnify material from the print collections, is available in Room C (near Bay 37). This has a 19 inch monitor and has a wide range of adjustable magnification (from x2.4 to x77). It also has options for changing contrast and colours to suit different vision needs.
Large Screen Monitors
Two PCs with 21 inch monitors are located in Room C.
Large Print Keyboard
A large-print keyboard with high-contrast letters is available for partially sighted users. The letters are twice the size of those on a standard keyboard. The keyboard can be requested from the Enquiry Point.
Headphones for use with screen reading software are available at the Enquiry Point.
Hearing Induction Loop
The Library Enquiry Point is equipped with a hearing induction loop.
JAWS Screen Reading Software
This software, which is installed on the two large-screen PCs in Room C, is designed to assist visually impaired users to access all Windows applications and websites.
This is installed on all the Library PCs. It has a built-in magnifier which will enlarge a section of the screen. The magnification rate can be adjusted to suit individual needs. To use this feature click on Magnifier on the desktop. To change the screen resolution, click on Screen Resolution on the desktop.
This is installed on all Library PCs, and will read out most, though not all, PDF files (JAWS does not work with PDFs). Adobe Acrobat can also magnify PDFs.
Firefox Web Browser
Firefox is the default web browser on all the Library PCs.
Text-Only Version of the Library’s Home Page
A text-only version of the Library’s home page is available on the desktop of the two large-screen PCs in Room C. This version of the home page will work more effectively with screen reading software.
If you wish to discuss your requirements in advance or if you need advice about using the Library or our equipment and software, enquiries may be made to Tracey Dennis.
Tel: 020 7797 8217.