Charles Seale-Hayne Library

Plymouth University, Drake Circus, Plymouth, Devon PL4 8AA

01752 600 600

libraryservices@plymouth.ac.uk

www.plymouth.ac.uk

Guide Last Updated: 11/04/2017

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Access Guide

  • The library is open 24/7.

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

  • This venue is situated in Plymouth.

  • The venue is not situated on a road which has a steep gradient.

  • The nearest mainline station is Plymouth.

  • 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 type is open air/surface.

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

  • There are 2 designated parking bay(s) within the car park.

  • The dimensions of the designated parking bay(s) are 400cm x 605cm (13ft 1in x 19ft 10in).

  • The nearest designated bay is 65m (71yd) from the first floor entrance.

  • The furthest designated bay is 66m (72yd) from the first floor 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.

  • The patron does not have to cross a road.

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

  • There is not a designated drop off point.

  • The 2 bays have different dimensions.

  • One bay is 180cm x 400cm and the other is 380cm x 520cm.

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  • This information is for the entrance located on the south west side of the building.

  • There is not level access into the venue.

  • The main doors open automatically.

  • The doors are single width.

  • The door opening is 80cm (2ft 7in) wide.

  • The door is push pad operated.

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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.

  • There is a level landing at the top of the ramp.

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  • This information is for the main entrance located on the south east side of the building.

  • There is level access to the service.

  • The main doors open automatically.

  • The doors are single width.

  • The door opening is 80cm (2ft 7in) wide.

  • The door is push pad operated.

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  • There are steps to access this area/service from the south east side of the campus.

  • The steps are located leading to the entrance.

  • There are 15+ steps to the area/service.

  • The steps are clearly marked.

  • The steps are medium.

  • The steps do have handrails.

  • The handrails are on both sides.

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  • The reception desk is 10m (11yd) from the platform lift.

  • There is level access to reception from the main south east entrance.

  • The reception desk is low.

  • Lighting levels are medium.

  • Reception is on the first floor, adjacent to the main south east entrance to the building.

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  • There is level access to the service(s).

  • There is a hearing assistance system.

  • The system is a portable loop.

  • Staff are trained to use the system.

  • The lighting levels are varied.

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

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  • The following information is for the cafe.

  • Once inside, there is level access to the service.

  • Full table service is not available.

  • Food or drinks are ordered from the service counter.

  • Food or drinks cannot be brought to the table.

  • There is not a lowered section at the service counter.

  • No tables are permanently fixed.

  • No chairs are permanently fixed.

  • Some chairs have armrests.

  • The nearest table is 18m (20yd) from the main lift.

  • The distance between the floor and the lowest table is 49cm (1ft 7in).

  • The distance between the floor and the highest table is 73cm (2ft 5in).

  • Menus are hand held only.

  • Menus are not available in Braille.

  • Menus are not available in large print.

  • Picture menus are not available.

  • Menus are clearly written.

  • Menus are presented in contrasting colours.

  • The type of food served here is hot and cold snacks.

  • Monday 09:00 - 16:00.

  • Tuesday 09:00 - 16:00.

  • Wednesday 09:00 - 16:00.

  • Thursday 09:00 - 16:00.

  • Friday 09:00 - 16:00.

  • Saturday Closed.

  • Sunday Closed.

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

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

  • This library does not have a regular supply of books on tape or disc.

  • There is an ordering service.

  • It takes approximately 21 days to process an order.

  • The library does have computers with accessible software.

  • Auxiliary aids are available for computer users.

  • A large text keyboard, large rollerball mouse and height adjustable table is / are available.

  • Other computer auxiliary aids include Texthelp Read and Write, Mind Genius, available on all campus computers, and Inspiration available on designated computers and laptops available for use in the library.

  • There is a video magnifier for visually impaired library users.

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  • There is a/are step(s) to access this area/service.

  • The step(s) is/are located at the rear of level 0.

  • There is/are 4 step(s) to the area/service.

  • The lighting levels at the step(s) are medium.

  • The step(s) is/are clearly marked.

  • The step(s) is/are medium height (11cm - 17cm).

  • There is a/are handrail(s) at the step(s).

  • The handrail(s) is/are on both sides.

  • There is a lift to access this area/service.

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  • There is a lift for public use.

  • The lift is located left as you enter the south west entrance, level 0.

  • The lift is a platform lift.

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

  • The lift is 6m (19ft 8in) from level 0 entrance.

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

  • The dimensions of the lift are 100cm x 150cm (3ft 3in x 4ft 11in).

  • The clear door width is 90cm (2ft 11in).

  • There are separate entry and exit doors in the lift.

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

  • The lift does not have a visual floor indicator.

  • The lift does not have an audible announcer.

  • The lift controls do not have Braille markings.

  • The lift controls do not 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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  • 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 towards the rear of the building.

  • The lift is a standard lift.

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

  • The lift is 19m (21yd) from platform lift.

  • The dimensions of the lift are 132cm x 145cm (4ft 4in x 4ft 9in).

  • The clear door width is 90cm (2ft 11in).

  • 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 low.

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  • There are accessible toilet facilities within this venue.

  • The toilet is not for the sole use of disabled people.

  • There is pictorial signage on or near the toilet door.

  • This accessible toilet is approximately 20m (21yd 2ft) from the main lift.

  • This accessible toilet is located at the far end of the Central Block from the lift.

  • There is level access to this accessible toilet.

  • This is by lift.

  • This is a unisex toilet.

  • A key is not required for the accessible toilet.

  • The door opens outwards.

  • The door is locked by a twist lock.

  • The width of the accessible toilet door is 90cm (2ft 11in).

  • The door is light.

  • The dimensions of the accessible toilet are 135cm x 220cm (4ft 5in x 7ft 3in).

  • There is not a clear 150cm x 150cm manoeuvring space in the accessible toilet.

  • There is a lateral transfer space.

  • As you face the toilet pan the transfer space is on the right.

  • The lateral transfer space is 76cm (2ft 6in).

  • There is a dropdown rail on the transfer side.

  • There is a flush on the transfer side.

  • The tap type is lever.

  • There is a mixer tap.

  • There is an emergency pull cord alarm in the cubicle.

  • The emergency pull cord alarm is fully functional.

  • Disposal facilities are available in the cubicle.

  • There is a/are female sanitary and open waste paper bin disposal units.

  • There is not a/are not coat hook(s).

  • Wall-mounted grab rails are available.

  • As you face the toilet the wall-mounted grab rails are on both sides.

  • There is a shelf within the accessible toilet.

  • The shelf is not higher than 100cm (3ft 3in).

  • There is a mirror.

  • Mirrors are not placed at a lower level or at an angle for ease of use.

  • The height of the toilet seat above floor level is 48cm (1ft 7in).

  • There is a hand dryer.

  • The hand dryer cannot be reached from seated on the toilet.

  • The hand dryer is not placed higher than 100cm (3ft 3in).

  • There is not a towel dispenser.

  • There is a toilet roll holder.

  • The toilet roll holder can be reached from seated on the toilet.

  • The toilet roll holder is not placed higher than 100cm (3ft 3in).

  • There is a wash basin.

  • The wash basin can be reached from seated on the toilet.

  • The wash basin is not placed higher than 74cm (2ft 5in).

  • The contrast between the internal door and wall is good.

  • The contrast between the external door and wall is good.

  • The contrast between the wall-mounted grab rail(s) and wall is good.

  • The contrast between the dropdown rail(s) and wall is good.

  • The toilet seat colour contrast is good.

  • The contrast between the walls and floor is good.

  • The lighting levels are bright.

  • The white door to the right inside the cubicle leads to a cleaner's storage area and is securely locked.

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  • There are accessible toilet facilities within this venue.

  • The toilet is not for the sole use of disabled people.

  • There is pictorial signage on or near the toilet door.

  • This accessible toilet is approximately 9m (9yd 2ft) from the main lift.

  • This accessible toilet is located in the central core of the building, facing the main lift.

  • There is level access to this accessible toilet.

  • This is by lift.

  • This is a unisex toilet.

  • A key is not required for the accessible toilet.

  • The door opens inwards.

  • The door is locked by a twist lock.

  • The width of the accessible toilet door is 95cm (3ft 1in).

  • The door is heavy.

  • The dimensions of the accessible toilet are 180cm x 220cm (5ft 11in x 7ft 3in).

  • There is not a clear 150cm x 150cm manoeuvring space in the accessible toilet.

  • There is a lateral transfer space.

  • As you face the toilet pan the transfer space is on the left.

  • The lateral transfer space is 64cm (2ft 1in).

  • There is a dropdown rail on the transfer side.

  • There is a flush, however it is not on the transfer side.

  • The tap type is lever.

  • There is a mixer tap.

  • There is an emergency pull cord alarm in the cubicle.

  • The emergency pull cord alarm is fully functional.

  • Disposal facilities are available in the cubicle.

  • There is a/are female sanitary and general domestic waste disposal units.

  • There is not a/are not coat hook(s).

  • Wall-mounted grab rails are available.

  • As you face the toilet the wall-mounted grab rails are on both sides.

  • There is not a shelf within the accessible toilet.

  • There is a mirror.

  • Mirrors are not placed at a lower level or at an angle for ease of use.

  • The height of the toilet seat above floor level is 46cm (1ft 6in).

  • There is a hand dryer.

  • The hand dryer cannot be reached from seated on the toilet.

  • The hand dryer is not placed higher than 100cm (3ft 3in).

  • There is not a towel dispenser.

  • There is a toilet roll holder.

  • The toilet roll holder cannot be reached from seated on the toilet.

  • The toilet roll holder is placed higher than 100cm (3ft 3in).

  • The height of the toilet roll holder is 110cm (3ft 7in).

  • There is a wash basin.

  • The wash basin cannot be reached from seated on the toilet.

  • The wash basin is placed higher than 74cm (2ft 5in).

  • The height of the wash basin is 76cm (2ft 6in).

  • The contrast between the internal door and wall is good.

  • The contrast between the external door and wall is good.

  • The contrast between the wall-mounted grab rail(s) and wall is good.

  • The contrast between the dropdown rail(s) and wall is good.

  • The toilet seat colour contrast is good.

  • The contrast between the walls and floor is fair.

  • The lighting levels are bright.

  • This accessible cubicle has a peninsular toilet with transfer space to the left.

  • The space to the right is restricted by the basin to 51cm.

  • There are toilet roll holders to both left and right, both set at a height of 110cm, neither within reach when seated on the toilet.

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  • There are accessible toilet facilities within this venue.

  • The toilet is not for the sole use of disabled people.

  • There is pictorial signage on or near the toilet door.

  • This accessible toilet is approximately 9m (9yd 2ft) from the main lift.

  • This accessible toilet is located in the central core of the building, facing the main lift.

  • There is level access to this accessible toilet.

  • This is by lift.

  • This is a unisex toilet.

  • A key is not required for the accessible toilet.

  • The door opens outwards.

  • The door is locked by a lever twist.

  • The width of the accessible toilet door is 97cm (3ft 2in).

  • The door is light.

  • The dimensions of the accessible toilet are 180cm x 240cm (5ft 11in x 7ft 10in).

  • There is a clear 150cm x 150cm manoeuvring space in the accessible toilet.

  • There is a lateral transfer space.

  • As you face the toilet pan the transfer space is on the right.

  • The lateral transfer space is 117cm (3ft 10in).

  • There is a dropdown rail on the transfer side.

  • There is a flush on the transfer side.

  • The tap type is lever.

  • There is a mixer tap.

  • There is an emergency pull cord alarm in the cubicle.

  • The emergency pull cord alarm is fully functional.

  • Disposal facilities are available in the cubicle.

  • There is a/are female sanitary, non-infectious waste and open waste paper bin disposal units.

  • There is a/are coat hook(s).

  • The coat hook is not within 120cm (3ft 11in) from floor level.

  • Wall-mounted grab rails are available.

  • As you face the toilet the wall-mounted grab rails are on the left.

  • There is not a shelf within the accessible toilet.

  • There is a mirror.

  • Mirrors are not placed at a lower level or at an angle for ease of use.

  • The height of the toilet seat above floor level is 42cm (1ft 5in).

  • There is a hand dryer.

  • The hand dryer cannot be reached from seated on the toilet.

  • The hand dryer is not placed higher than 100cm (3ft 3in).

  • There is not a towel dispenser.

  • There is a toilet roll holder.

  • The toilet roll holder can be reached from seated on the toilet.

  • The toilet roll holder is placed higher than 100cm (3ft 3in).

  • The height of the toilet roll holder is 110cm (3ft 7in).

  • There is a wash basin.

  • The wash basin can be reached from seated on the toilet.

  • The wash basin is placed higher than 74cm (2ft 5in).

  • The height of the wash basin is 76cm (2ft 6in).

  • The contrast between the internal door and wall is good.

  • The contrast between the external door and wall is good.

  • The contrast between the wall-mounted grab rail(s) and wall is fair.

  • The contrast between the dropdown rail(s) and wall is fair.

  • The toilet seat colour contrast is poor.

  • The contrast between the walls and floor is poor.

  • The lighting levels are bright.

  • The door at the back of the cubicle leads to a storage area for cleaning equipment and is kept locked.

  • There is a baby change facility in this cubicle at a height of 77cm when extended.

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  • There are accessible toilet facilities within this venue.

  • The toilet is not for the sole use of disabled people.

  • There is pictorial signage on or near the toilet door.

  • This accessible toilet is approximately 9m (9yd 2ft) from the main lift.

  • This accessible toilet is located opposite the main lift doors.

  • There is level access to this accessible toilet.

  • This is by lift.

  • This is a unisex toilet.

  • A key is not required for the accessible toilet.

  • The door opens outwards.

  • The door is locked by a lever twist.

  • The width of the accessible toilet door is 88cm (2ft 11in).

  • The door is light.

  • The dimensions of the accessible toilet are 230cm x 150cm (7ft 7in x 4ft 11in).

  • There is a clear 150cm x 150cm manoeuvring space in the accessible toilet.

  • There is a lateral transfer space.

  • As you face the toilet pan the transfer space is on the right.

  • The lateral transfer space is 90cm (2ft 11in).

  • There is a dropdown rail on the transfer side.

  • There is a flush on the transfer side.

  • The tap type is lever.

  • There is a mixer tap.

  • There is an emergency pull cord alarm in the cubicle.

  • The emergency pull cord alarm is fully functional.

  • Disposal facilities are available in the cubicle.

  • There is a/are female sanitary and general domestic waste disposal units.

  • There is not a/are not coat hook(s).

  • Wall-mounted grab rails are available.

  • As you face the toilet the wall-mounted grab rails are on both sides.

  • There is not a shelf within the accessible toilet.

  • There is a mirror.

  • Mirrors are not placed at a lower level or at an angle for ease of use.

  • The height of the toilet seat above floor level is 46cm (1ft 6in).

  • There is a hand dryer.

  • The hand dryer cannot be reached from seated on the toilet.

  • The hand dryer is not placed higher than 100cm (3ft 3in).

  • There is not a towel dispenser.

  • There is a toilet roll holder.

  • The toilet roll holder can be reached from seated on the toilet.

  • The toilet roll holder is placed higher than 100cm (3ft 3in).

  • The height of the toilet roll holder is 130cm (4ft 3in).

  • There is a wash basin.

  • The wash basin can be reached from seated on the toilet.

  • The wash basin is not placed higher than 74cm (2ft 5in).

  • The contrast between the internal door and wall is good.

  • The contrast between the external door and wall is good.

  • The contrast between the wall-mounted grab rail(s) and wall is good.

  • The contrast between the dropdown rail(s) and wall is good.

  • The toilet seat colour contrast is good.

  • The contrast between the walls and floor is good.

  • The lighting levels are bright.

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  • There are accessible toilet facilities within this venue.

  • The toilet is not for the sole use of disabled people.

  • There is pictorial signage on or near the toilet door.

  • This accessible toilet is approximately 35m (38yd 10in) from the main lift.

  • This accessible toilet is located towards the front of the building, on the far side of the central core from the main lift.

  • There is level access to this accessible toilet.

  • This is by lift.

  • This is a unisex toilet.

  • A key is not required for the accessible toilet.

  • The door opens outwards.

  • The door is locked by a twist lock.

  • The width of the accessible toilet door is 96cm (3ft 2in).

  • The door is light.

  • The dimensions of the accessible toilet are 150cm x 210cm (4ft 11in x 6ft 11in).

  • There is a clear 150cm x 150cm manoeuvring space in the accessible toilet.

  • There is a lateral transfer space.

  • As you face the toilet pan the transfer space is on the right.

  • The lateral transfer space is 86cm (2ft 10in).

  • There is a dropdown rail on the transfer side.

  • There is a flush on the transfer side.

  • The tap type is lever.

  • There is a mixer tap.

  • There is an emergency pull cord alarm in the cubicle.

  • The emergency pull cord alarm is fully functional.

  • Disposal facilities are available in the cubicle.

  • There is a/are female sanitary and general domestic waste disposal units.

  • There is not a/are not coat hook(s).

  • Wall-mounted grab rails are available.

  • As you face the toilet the wall-mounted grab rails are on both sides.

  • There is not a shelf within the accessible toilet.

  • There is a mirror.

  • Mirrors are not placed at a lower level or at an angle for ease of use.

  • The height of the toilet seat above floor level is 42cm (1ft 5in).

  • There is a hand dryer.

  • The hand dryer cannot be reached from seated on the toilet.

  • The hand dryer is not placed higher than 100cm (3ft 3in).

  • There is not a towel dispenser.

  • There is a toilet roll holder.

  • The toilet roll holder can be reached from seated on the toilet.

  • The toilet roll holder is not placed higher than 100cm (3ft 3in).

  • There is a wash basin.

  • The wash basin can be reached from seated on the toilet.

  • The wash basin is not placed higher than 74cm (2ft 5in).

  • The contrast between the internal door and wall is good.

  • The contrast between the external door and wall is good.

  • The contrast between the wall-mounted grab rail(s) and wall is fair.

  • The contrast between the dropdown rail(s) and wall is fair.

  • The toilet seat colour contrast is poor.

  • The contrast between the walls and floor is fair.

  • The lighting levels are bright.

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  • There are male and female standard toilets facilities on all floors.

  • A female standard toilet was surveyed.

  • The toilet surveyed is located Floor 0.

  • There is a male standard toilet in the same location.

  • There is step free access to the standard toilet(s) surveyed from the entrance.

  • The standard toilet surveyed is approximately 25m from the lift.

  • There is a/are cubicle(s) suitable for ambulant disabled people in the standard toilet(s) surveyed.

  • There are horizontal grab rails on both sides of the seat.

  • Lighting levels in the standard toilet surveyed are good.

  • The photographs show the female toilets on floor 0 (orange) and floor 1 (blue).

  • There are two cubicles only in the female toilets on floors 2 and 3.

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  • Staff do receive disability awareness / equality training.

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

  • Staff are Text Relay aware.

  • Fire Exits and Refuge Points

  • There is an assembly point at Link Block and Fitzroy.

  • There are Refuge Points with communications at North East Level 0 & 2; North West Level 1 & 2; South East Level 2 & 3 and South West Levels 1, 2 & 3.