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Access for visitors with disabilities

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We want your visit to the library to be enjoyable and productive. Please contact library enquiries before your visit if you need specific assistance or equipment.

Building access and facilities

  • Guildhall Library is fully accessible to those with disabilities.
  • Facilities for disabled users are located within the Guildhall Complex in the West Wing.
  • Guide dogs are welcome in the library.

Accessibility software and equipment

There is a hearing induction loop and a computer workstation equipped with Zoomtext screen magnification and Jaws text to speech software as well as an electronic magnifier.


The Blue Badge Scheme does not apply in the City because of the pressure on parking spaces but we do provide parking in the Square Mile for people with disabilities.

Over 200 bays are available for Blue Badge holders. These can be used for four hours on weekdays. There is no time limit at the weekend. Around St Bartholomew's Hospital the bays can be used for six hours on weekdays. See our map of disabled bays in the City of London.

Blue Badge holders can park for an extra hour at pay and display bays after the expiry of purchased time. See our map of pay and display bays in the City of London.