Nottingham University: Into Science City

If you arrive by bus, or park in the main visitor car park, you’ll probably come into Science City past the Science Library.

(Its official name is the George Green library.)

Here’s an overview of the area, taken from the edge of the car park. Those trees on the left are hiding both the bus stop (near the zebra crossing) and the tower (against the skyline further back).

From this perspective, the route you’re going to take runs in front of the library.

Photo: a view from the top of a long flight of steps down a green hillside. There are about twelve steps down, then a landing, then about twelve more. The edge of each step has a white line. Each side of the steps has green banister railings. At the bottom of the steps, a road runs across the photo. A few paces from the bottom of the steps, there's a green barrier railing to stop people accidentally walking into the road. A zebra crossing is perhaps five or ten paces to the left of that. Turning right after crossing at the zebra and following the pavement round to the left would take you onto a side road, continuing on in the same direction as the steps. A building slightly to the left of the end of this road is labelled on the photo "Science library".

The next photo is of that path which runs in front of the library. Compared to the previous one, you’re now facing more to the left (north-east).

A path, paved in brick, which slopes down away from the viewer. Some recycling bins are nearby. At the bottom of the slope and to the right there is grass. Over to the right hand side of the photo, a building with a curved roof is labelled ESLC.

Another view from part-way down. The building which you can see a corner of on the right, with the vertical ridges, is the Science Library.

On the right is the corner of a light tan coloured building with rows of largish windows separated by vertical ridges, labelled Science Library. To the left of the picture is the edge of a path. In the distance a curved roof can be seen and is labelled ESLC.

To reach the step-free path to the lower level, turn right in front of the library. A ramp leads down from the far corner of that level, adjacent to the steps near the library. It’s not obvious from a distance.

A large paved area. On the left, the ground slopes down, and a couple of people are going down steps. On the right is the front of a large building, labelled Science Library. At the far end of the paved area, an arrow indicates "Ramp down", although in this photo, the ramp itself can't be seen.

The ramp does a zig-zag so the gradient is fairly shallow.

Some brickwork flooring leads on to a concrete ramp. The ramp is about 1 metre wide and has a metal handrail. The ramp is three separate slopes, changing direction twice: first it turns to the right, then to the left, so that the third slope runs in the same direction as the first.

Then there’s a single ramp from that level down to the level of the ESLC, parallel to the equivalent steps.

A single ramp, with a brick wall to its left and grass to its right, and handrails on both sides. Further along the path, to the right of the path, there is a grey curved building, the ESLC.

As you come down the ramp, the front of the ESLC is not much further on, on the right.