Accessibility and facilities at the Turing

An overview of accessibility and facilities at The Alan Turing Institute, London

Please contact the Facilities team or your host ahead of your visit with any questions regarding specific requirements or adjustments that we can make.


We are located on the first floor of the British Library. The Alan Turing Institute can be accessed via a lift. To access the first floor via lift go right after entering the British Library, past the ticket and membership desk and fountain, and turn left at the bookshop. Continue until reaching Lift 6. Take the lift to the upper ground floor (UG). Once on the upper ground floor, exit the lift and take one of the three lifts diagonally across to the first floor. On the first floor, exit the lift, turn left and following the signs.
The Alan Turing Institute entrance is illuminated with signage over the doorway.

Please see the British Library accessibility map to view entry points on the ground floor.

Blue Badge parking

Parking bays for Blue Badge holders can be found on Ossulston Street.

Our Ossulston Street entrance is fully ramped and is approximately 100 metres from the British Library main entrance. There are also public metered bays in this area.

Step-free access and seating

Our first floor of The Alan Turing Institute is open to registered guests and has step-free access and seating.


Accessible toilets can be found on all floors of the British Library, including disabled toilets within main toilet facilities and separate unisex accessible toilets for privacy.

The closest accessible toilets to the Turing offices are located are within the main British Library approximately 20m from the Turing reception desk, to the right next to the Business IP Centre.

The nearest Changing Places toilet is at Kings Cross station.


Manual wheelchairs can be borrowed free of charge from the British Library, subject to availability. Please book in advance by contacting 01937 546 060 or ask a member of British Library staff on arrival.

Please note that assistance cannot be provided in the use of these wheelchairs.

Guide and assistance dogs

We welcome guide dogs and assistance dogs on the first floor of The Alan Turing Institute.

Within the British Library all guide dogs for people with hearing or vision impairments are allowed in the ground-floor communal areas and in the collaboration areas.

Hearing support systems

Guests can collect portable induction loops from reception. These can be used in the entire first floor space. Due to availability, we would ask you to please email Facilities [email protected] ahead of your arrival to let them know when the induction loop is required.


If queuing is not accessible for you, please speak contact the meeting/event organiser. For security reasons we would need notice of at least one full working day ahead of your arrival.

Large-print and alternate versions

We can produce large print or alternate versions of our agendas. Please enquire with your meeting/event host for assistance.

Wellbeing room

A multi-use Wellbeing room is located on the first floor Turing offices. The space is intended for uses such as prayer, pumping/infant feeding and wellness amongst others.