CODI: Cornucopia of Disability Information


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8.1 General.  In addition to the requirements of 4.1 to 4.35, the design of
all public areas of a library shall comply with 8, including reading and study
areas, stacks, reference rooms, reserve areas, and special facilities or

8.2 Reading and Study Areas.  At least 5 percent or a minimum of one of each
element of fixed seating, tables, or study carrels shall comply with 4.2 and
4.32.  Clearances between fixed accessible tables and between study carrels
shall comply with 4.3.

8.3 Check-Out Areas.  At least one lane at each check-out area shall comply
with 7.2(1).  Any traffic control or book security gates or turnstiles shall
comply with 4.13.

8.4 Card Catalogs and Magazine Displays.  Minimum clear aisle space at card
catalogs and magazine displays shall comply with Fig.  55.  Maximum reach
height shall comply with 4.2, with a height of 48 in (1220 mm) preferred
irrespective of approach allowed.

8.5 Stacks.  Minimum clear aisle width between stacks shall comply with 4.3,
with a minimum clear aisle width of 42 in (1065 mm) preferred where possible.
Shelf height in stack areas is unrestricted (see Fig.  56).

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