Humboldt County Main Library in Eureka, Access Map

Humboldt County Eureka Library map of first floor

Visual Map Key, Followed by Text Description of the First Floor Layout

Key for Access Map

A Text Description Of First Floor Areas is Below

You may also wish to visit the library's page describing services and access for people with disabilities.

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The library logo - framed by a book, a mighty redwood stands by water and hills.
  1. Accessible Parking. There are 4 accessible parking spaces to the left of the Main Entrance on the south side of the Eureka Library building. There are no curbs around these spaces. There is room for wheelchairs and scooters to enter and exit vehicles. From the accessible parking, you can use the ramp or go further to your right and use shallow stairs with railings to reach the library entrance.
  2. Entrance Ramp, Automatic Doors, and Lobby. There is a ramp to the library entrance along the wall from the accessible parking area. If you turn right along the library wall after leaving a parking space, the ramp will guide you upward and then left to reach the library entrance area.  (When exiting the library, find the ramp to the right of the entry porch, or continue forward to use steps with guide rails leading down to a sidewalk in front of the parking lot.)  Double doors slide open automatically in the center of the entrance, with single push-pull doors on either side.  In the outer lobby, drinking fountains are on your right and a pay phone is to your left. A second set of doors leads into the main lobby, where the restrooms are on your right and the large meeting room is on your left.  The circulation desk is ahead.  To the left of that desk, an open security gate leads into the center of the library. You can freely go through.
  3. Waiting Bench. A bench in front of the ramp allows a comfortable wait for transport when the weather is good. A pull-out for vehicles and a curb cut give easy access to your ride.
  4. Public Access Scooter & Circulation Desk. On entering the library, the first service desk you come to is the circulation desk. This is where books are checked out and returned, overdue fines are paid, and library cards are made. The library's public access scooter is parked across from the circulation desk, to your left as you enter the library. You may ask at the circulation desk for the scooter key. 
  5. Reference & Adult Services Desk. At this desk in the center of the first floor you can ask questions and get help in finding, reaching, and using anything in the library, including library computers. To go from the security gate to the reference desk takes about thirty steps, then find the desk on your left.
  6. Elevator & Stairs. Entrances to the elevator and stairs face the reference desk in the center of the library.  They are to your right if the reference desk is to your left, and in between are public access computer stations.
  7. Magnifier. Our CCTV Magnifier is an easy-to-use tool to read books and other written material that may be too small to read without enlargement.  It is now located on the second floor in the Humboldt Room.
  8. Large Print Books. Large Print books are shelved on the north wall of the library. This wall also features windows looking out on the harbor.
  9. Children's Desk. At the Children's Desk in the southeast corner of the library, you can ask questions and get help in finding, reaching, and using anything in the Children's Room. The Children's Room is on the first floor, in the east side of the library.  That's to your right after you pass the Circulation Desk on entering. 
  10. Emergency Exits. Eureka Library's first floor emergency exits all have ramps. In an emergency please use the nearest exit. Exits on this floor are along the south side of the library. They include the main entrance, which is central in the south wall, an emergency-only exit in the adult reading area at the southwest corner, and a third exit in the children's area near the Children's Service Desk at the southeast corner.  Unlike the main entrance, the east and west doors feature alarms and are for use only in emergencies.

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