- The Library

Library Regulations 

Library users should also be aware of the general University Regulations

Food and drink

Once through the entrance turnstiles:-

Before you go through the turnstiles:-




Evacuation Procedures

You will find Fire Orders posted within the Library and Learning Centre describing what you should do if you discover a fire or hear the alarm. With them are plans which show the position of the assembly point 14: north of the Library and Learning Centre. For your own safety and security, please make sure that you are familiar with these arrangements.

If an alarm sounds, we will make an announcement over the public address system asking you to leave the building. Please follow these action points:-


Invacuation Procedures

If the invacuation alarm sounds (to hear the the siren sound, and for further information, see:  http://www.bath.ac.uk/hr/stayingsafewell/accidents-emergency/emergency-invacuation.bho/index.html) please:



Users with disabilities

If you feel that you would be likely to have difficulty using the stairs in a fire or other emergency, please make yourself known to the Security Officer at the entrance to the Library and Learning Centre. H/she will keep a record of your presence in the building. Please let him/her know when you leave.

When you are in the building, find the nearest emergency exit. Unless you are on Levels 1 or 2 this will be the nearest staircase. If you have difficulty using stairs then go to the north staircase (at the back of the building) where there is a designated "refuge area" on each of the stairwell landings.

The evacuation procedure for users with difficulties in using the stairs is as follows for each Level of the Library:- 

Levels 3, 4 and 5  -  Go to the ‘refuge area’ on the north staircase landings (at the back of the building) where you will be protected by fire doors until Fire or Security Officers reach you. 

Level 2  - Use the nearest emergency exit. 

Level 1 - If you are working in or near the newspaper area, please use the main double doors leading from the newspaper area. Open these by breaking the glass in the green ‘emergency door release’ box: this over-rides the lock. Then leave through the unlocked exit door onto the loading bay.


First Aid

If there is an accident or incident in the Library and Learning Centre, please report to a member of the Library Staff or the Security Staff on Level 2; otherwise you can call 666 from any University telephone and report to Security. All the Security Staff and some members of Library Staff are qualified first aiders.

If you have an accident, please fill out an Accident Report Form. They are kept at the Security Desk on Level 2.  You can also download a copy here.