Library

Northampton College at Booth Lane, Main Building, Booth Lane, Northampton, Northamptonshire NN3 3RF

01604 734567

enquiries@northamptoncollege.ac.uk

www.northamptoncollege.ac.uk

Guide Last Updated: 19/03/2014

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Access Guide

  • The library is located on levels 2 and 3 of Block E.

  • Monday 08:45 - 17:00.

  • Tuesday 08:45 - 20:00.

  • Wednesday 08:45 - 20:00.

  • Thursday 08:45 - 20:00.

  • Friday 08:45 - 16:00.

  • Saturday Closed.

  • Sunday Closed.

  • Openings out of term times are Monday - Friday 10:00-16:00..

  • The venue is situated outside the centre of the city.

  • This venue is situated in Northampton.

  • The nearest mainline station is Northampton.

  • There is a bus stop within 150m (164yds) of the venue.

  • The venue does have its own car park.

  • Parking is free for all users.

  • The car park is at the front of the venue.

  • The car park type is open air/surface.

  • Parking spaces for Blue Badge holders do not need to be booked in advance.

  • There are 7 designated parking bay(s) within the car park.

  • The dimensions of the designated parking bay(s) are 500cm x 600cm (16ft x 19ft).

  • The nearest designated bay is 70m (76yd 21in) from the main entrance.

  • The furthest designated bay is 80m (87yd 19in) from the main entrance.

  • The route from the car park to the entrance is accessible to a wheelchair user with assistance.

  • Assistance may be required because there is / are uneven surfaces.

  • The car park surface is tarmac.

  • There is a dropped kerb / non stepped access from the car park to the venue.

  • The dropped kerb does have tactile paving.

  • The patron does not have to cross a road.

  • The car park does not have a height restriction barrier.

  • There is a designated drop off point.

  • The drop off point is located at the side of the car park.

  • There is a dropped kerb from the drop off point.

  • There is tactile paving on the dropped kerb.

  • 4 designated bays are available outside the Nursery building. There is an easy slope leading to the Nursery building.

  • 3 designated bays are available outside the Oak Building - Business Centre. There is an easy slope leading to the Oak building.

  • Standard bays are also available throughout the car park.

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  • The venue does have its own car park.

  • Parking is free for all users.

  • The car park is at the front of the venue.

  • The car park type is open air/surface.

  • Parking spaces for Blue Badge holders do not need to be booked in advance.

  • There are 23 designated parking bay(s) within the car park.

  • The dimensions of the designated parking bay(s) are 500cm x 600cm (16ft x 19ft).

  • The nearest designated bay is 50m (54yd 2ft) from the main entrance.

  • The furthest designated bay is 110m (120yd 11in) from the main entrance.

  • The route from the car park to the entrance is accessible to a wheelchair user with assistance.

  • Assistance may be required because there is / are slopes/ramps.

  • The car park surface is tarmac.

  • There is a dropped kerb / non stepped access from the car park to the venue.

  • The dropped kerb does have tactile paving.

  • The patron does not have to cross a road.

  • The car park does not have a height restriction barrier.

  • There is a designated drop off point.

  • The drop off point is located within St Gregory's Road Car Park.

  • There is a dropped kerb from the drop off point.

  • Designated bays are located along side the main building and are available throughout the front of the car park.

  • Standard bays are also located throughout the car park.

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  • This information is for the entrance located at the front of the venue.

  • There is not level access into the venue.

  • The main doors open automatically.

  • The doors are double width.

  • The door opening is 167cm (5ft) wide.

  • There is a second set of doors.

  • The doors open automatically.

  • The doors are double width.

  • The door opening is 169cm (5ft) wide.

  • There is carpet and rubber flooring between the two sets of doors.

  • A set of security barriers are located ahead as you pass reception.

  • The standard barriers are 60cm wide.

  • The accessible barriers are 96cm wide.

  • A swipe card is used to access the barriers.

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  • There is a ramp or slope to access this service.

  • The ramp or slope is located leading to the entrance.

  • The ramp or slope is easy.

  • The ramp or slope is permanent.

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  • The floors which are accessible by stairs are 0-1-2-3.

  • There are 15+ steps between floors.

  • The lighting level is medium.

  • The steps are clearly marked.

  • The steps are medium.

  • The steps do have handrails.

  • The steps have a handrail on both sides.

  • There is a landing.

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  • There is a lift for public use.

  • The lift is located to the rear of the main entrance foyer.

  • The lift is a standard lift.

  • The floors which are accessible by this lift are 1-2-3.

  • The lift is 22m (24yd 2in) from main entrance.

  • Staff do not need to be notified for use of the lift.

  • The dimensions of the lift are 124cm x 246cm (4ft x 8ft).

  • The clear door width is 108cm (3ft).

  • There are not separate entry and exit doors in the lift.

  • There is a mirror to aid reversing out of the lift.

  • The lift does have a visual floor indicator.

  • The lift does have an audible announcer.

  • The lift controls do have Braille markings.

  • The lift controls do have tactile markings.

  • The controls for the lift are within reach for a wheelchair user.

  • The lighting level in the lift is bright.

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  • There is a lift for public use.

  • The lift is located to the rear of the corridor in E block.

  • The lift is a standard lift.

  • The floors which are accessible by this lift are 0-1-2-3.

  • The dimensions of the lift are 159cm x 139cm (5ft x 4ft).

  • The clear door width is 80cm (2ft).

  • There are not separate entry and exit doors in the lift.

  • There is a mirror to aid reversing out of the lift.

  • The lift does have a visual floor indicator.

  • The lift does have an audible announcer.

  • The lift controls do not have Braille markings.

  • The lift controls do have tactile markings.

  • The controls for the lift are within reach for a wheelchair user.

  • The lighting level in the lift is bright.

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  • This information is for the entrance located on level 2 of Block E, next to Block F.

  • There is level access into the venue.

  • Level access is via lift.

  • The main doors open automatically.

  • The doors are double width.

  • The door opening is 172cm (5ft) wide.

  • The doors are automatic via a push pad.

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  • The reception desk is 7m (22ft 12in) from the Learning Resource Centre entrance.

  • There is level access to reception from the entrance.

  • Lighting levels are bright.

  • The desk has a lowered section.

  • There is a hearing assistance system.

  • The type of system is a portable loop.

  • Staff are trained to use system.

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  • There is level access to the service.

  • There is a hearing assistance system.

  • The system is a portable loop.

  • Staff are trained to use the system.

  • This venue does not play background music.

  • Lighting levels are bright.

  • Motorised scooters are allowed in public parts of the venue.

  • Customers can charge scooters or wheelchairs at the venue.

  • There are security barriers, 98 cm wide, located just inside the entrance.

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  • This library does not have a regular supply of books in Braille.

  • This library does have a regular supply of books in large print.

  • This library does have a regular supply of books on tape or disc.

  • There is an ordering service.

  • It takes approximately 1 - 14 days to process an order.

  • The library does have computers with accessible software.

  • Auxiliary aids are available for computer users.

  • A height adjustable table is / are available.

  • Equipment available for people with a visual impairment includes a magnifer.

  • Assistive software available includes Read and Write, Read Aloud, Write Online, Dragon.

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  • The floors which are accessible by stairs are levels 2-3.

  • There are 15+ steps between floors.

  • The lighting level is medium.

  • The steps are clearly marked.

  • The steps are medium.

  • The steps do have handrails.

  • The steps have a handrail on both sides.

  • There is a landing.

  • The stairs are located to the left of the Learning Resource Centre entrance as you enter.

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  • There is a lift for public use.

  • The lift is located directly to the left as you enter.

  • The lift is a platform lift.

  • The floors which are accessible by this lift are levels 2-3.

  • The lift is 11m (12yd) from Learning Resource Centre entrance.

  • Staff do not need to be notified for use of the lift.

  • The dimensions of the lift are 104cm x 146cm (3ft 5in x 4ft 9in).

  • The clear door width is 89cm (2ft 11in).

  • There are not separate entry and exit doors in the lift.

  • There is not a mirror to aid reversing out of the lift.

  • The lift does have a visual floor indicator.

  • The lift does have an audible announcer.

  • The lift controls do have Braille markings.

  • The lift controls do have tactile markings.

  • The controls for the lift are within reach for a wheelchair user.

  • The lighting level in the lift is medium.

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  • There are not accessible toilets within this venue designated for public use.

  • There are adapted toilets available throughout the Main Building.

  • Please see the seperate guide for the Main Building for more details.

  • Standard toilets are available.

  • The female and male toilets are located on level 3, to the right as you exit the lift.

  • The female and male toilets are 16m (17yd) from the Learning Resource Centre lift.

  • Inside the venue, there is level access to the female and male toilet.

  • This is by lift.

  • Lighting levels are medium.

  • Baby change facilities are not located within the venue.

  • The toilets contain cubicles with grabrails fitted and door that open outwards.

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  • Staff do receive disability awareness / equality training.

  • Documents can be requested in Braille.

  • Documents can be requested in large print.

  • A member of staff trained in BSL skills is not generally on duty.

  • This service can be requested.

  • Staff are Text Relay aware.