Library

St Peter's Square, Preston, Lancashire PR1 7BY

01772 201 201

liscustomersupport@uclan.ac.uk

www.uclan.ac.uk/lis

Guide Last Updated: 07/03/2017

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Access Guide

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

  • This venue is situated in City Campus Preston.

  • The venue is situated on a road which has a steep gradient.

  • The nearest mainline station is Preston.

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

  • The venue does not have its own car park.

  • On street marked Blue Badge bays are available.

  • On street Blue Badge parking is located at the front of the building.

  • There is not a designated drop off point.

  • The Harrington Street Car Park is the nearest car park.

  • A permit is required to park on university car parks.

  • For further details on parking on campus please see the University How To Find Us page.

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

  • There is not level access into the venue.

  • The main door(s) open(s) automatically (towards you).

  • The automatic doors are push pad activated.

  • The door(s) is / are double.

  • The width of the door opening is 144cm (4ft 9in).

  • There is also a revolving door to the left of the main entrance.

  • There is a ramp/slope to access this area/service.

  • The ramp/slope is located at the front of the entrance.

  • The ramp/slope is moderate.

  • The ramp/slope is permanent.

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

  • The desk/counter is 5m (5yd 1ft) from the main entrance.

  • There is level access to the desk/counter from the entrance.

  • The lighting levels are bright.

  • The desk/counter is high (110cm+).

  • The desk/counter has a low (76cm or lower) section.

  • The desk/counter is staffed.

  • There is a hearing assistance system.

  • The type of system is a portable loop.

  • Staff are trained to use the system.

  • There are security turnstiles at reception to access the main building measuring 80cm wide.

  • 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.

  • This venue does not play background music.

  • The lighting levels are bright.

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

  • Customers cannot charge scooters or wheelchairs at the venue.

  • The portable infrared hearing assistance system can be used as and when required throughout the campus.

  • Full table service is not available.

  • Food or drinks are ordered from the service counter.

  • Plastic / takeaway cups are available.

  • Plastic / takeaway cutlery is available.

  • Drinking straws are available.

  • The type of food served here is vending machine goods and coffee.

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

  • There are 15+ steps between floors.

  • There are manual, heavy, double doors to access the stairwell from the first floor upwards.

  • The lighting levels are bright.

  • The steps are clearly marked.

  • The steps are medium (11cm - 17cm).

  • The steps do have handrails.

  • The steps have a handrail on both sides.

  • There is a landing.

  • There is a lift for public use.

  • The lift is located to the left of the main entrance.

  • The lift is a standard lift.

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

  • Wall mounted information boards are provided at lift landings.

  • The lift is approximately 15m (16yd 1ft) from the main entrance.

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

  • The dimensions of the lift are 190cm x 136cm (6ft 3in x 4ft 6in).

  • The clear door width is 118cm (3ft 10in).

  • 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 does have a hearing loop system.

  • The lift does have Braille markings.

  • The lift does have tactile markings.

  • The controls for the lift are within 90cm - 120cm from the floor.

  • The lighting level in the lift is medium.

  • This library does 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 in audio format.

  • There is an ordering service.

  • It takes approximately 7 days to process an order.

  • The library does have computers with accessible software.

  • Auxiliary aids are available for computer users.

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

  • Books in other formats are only available on request.

  • Users will be notified by email before the return date of books.

  • There are accessible toilet facilities within this venue.

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

  • There is Braille, tactile and pictorial signage on or near the toilet door.

  • This accessible toilet is approximately 55m (60yd 5in) from the main entrance.

  • The accessible toilet is located to the right as you enter.

  • Additional accessible toilets can be found on every floor.

  • There is level access to this accessible toilet.

  • 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 89cm (2ft 11in).

  • The door is heavy.

  • The dimensions of the accessible toilet are 149cm x 238cm (4ft 11in x 7ft 10in).

  • 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 81cm (2ft 8in).

  • 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 sensor.

  • There is a mixer tap.

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

  • The emergency pull cord alarm is not fully functional.

  • The alarm was out of reach (higher than 10cm (4") from floor) when surveyed.

  • Disposal facilities are available in the cubicle.

  • There is a/are female sanitary 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 placed at a lower level or at an angle for ease of use.

  • The height of the toilet seat above floor level is 47cm (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 placed higher than 74cm (2ft 5in).

  • The height of the wash basin is 78cm (2ft 7in).

  • 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 poor.

  • The contrast between the walls and floor is good.

  • The lighting levels are bright.

  • Standard toilet facilities are available.

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

  • The female and male toilet facilities that were surveyed are located at the rear of the building.

  • The female and male toilets are approximately 100m (109yd 1ft) from the main entrance.

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

  • Lighting levels are bright.

  • Staff do receive disability awareness / equality training.

  • Staff do not receive Deaf Awareness training.

  • Documents can be requested in Braille.

  • Documents can be requested in large print.

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

  • This service can be requested.

  • Staff are not Text Relay aware.

  • Home visits / services are not available.