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Castlereagh Centre - Learning Resource Centre

Belfast Metropolitan College, Montgomery Road, Belfast, BT6 9JD

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Introduction

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    • The Learning Resource Centre is located on the ground floor of Block 3.

Location

  • The venue is situated outside the centre of the city.
  • This venue is situated in Belfast.
  • The nearest mainline station is Belfast Bridge End.
  • There is a bus stop within 150m (164yds) of the venue.

Parking

  • The venue does have its own car park.
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    • Parking is free for all users.
    • The car park is located 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 is/are 4 designated parking bay(s) within the car park.
    • The dimensions of the designated parking bay(s) are 400cm x 520cm (13ft 1in x 17ft 1in).
    • Designated parking bays are clearly marked.
    • The nearest designated bay is 18m (19yd 2ft) from the main entrance.
    • The furthest designated bay is 35m (38yd 10in) 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.
    • 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.
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    • There are 2 bays located in directly in front of the main entrance (picture 1) and 2 bays located to the right hand side as you face the entrance (picture 2)
    • There is additional designated parking located around the college.
    • Please see the relevant guides for more information regarding parking.

Outside Access (Main Entrance)

  • 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.
  • The door(s) is / are single.
  • The width of the door opening is 92cm (3ft).
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    • There is a small lip on the threshold entrance, with a height of 2cm or below.

Level Change (Main Entrance)

  • There is a ramp or slope to access this service.
  • The ramp or slope does bypass the step(s).
  • The ramp or slope is located to the left as you face the entrance.
  • The ramp or slope is moderate.
  • The ramp or slope is permanent.
  • There is not a level landing at the top of the ramp.
  • The ramp does have handrails.
  • The handrails are on the left going up.
  • There is a / are step(s) to access this area / service.
  • The step(s) is / are located in front of the entrance.
  • There is / are 4 step(s) to the area / service.
  • There is tactile paving at the top and bottom of the steps.
  • The step(s) is / are clearly marked.
  • The step(s) is / are medium height.
  • The steps do have handrails.
  • The handrails are on both sides.

Outside Access (Learning Resource Centre Entrance)

  • This information is for the entrance located to the left as you enter Block 3.
  • There is level access into the venue.
  • The main door(s) open(s) automatically.
  • The door(s) is / are single.
  • The width of the door opening is 84cm (2ft 9in).
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    • There is a small lip on the threshold entrance, with a height of 2cm or below
    • There is a security gate just inside the Learning Resource Centre entrance that is 90cm wide (shown in photograph 2).

Reception

  • The desk is 2m (2yd 7in) from the learning resource centre entrance.
  • There is level access to reception from the entrance.
  • The lighting levels are medium.
  • The reception desk is low (76cm or lower).
  • The desk is generally staffed.
  • There is a hearing assistance system.
  • The type of system is a portable loop.
  • Staff are trained to use the system.

Inside Access

  • There is level access to the service.
  • This venue does not play background music/noise.
  • The lighting levels are medium.
  • Motorised scooters are allowed in public parts of the venue.

Library

  • 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 have a regular supply of books in audio format.
  • There is an ordering service.
  • It takes approximately 14 days to process an order.
  • The library does have computers with accessible software.
  • Auxiliary aids are available for computer users.
  • Equipment available for people with a visual impairment includes TypeTalk.
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    • There is a group study area located within the library, as shown in pictures 2, 3 and 4.
    • There is also a quiet study area located within the library, as shown in pictures 5 and 6.

Accessible Toilet

  • The nearest available accessible toilet is located within Block 3.
  • Please see the Block 3 guide for further details.

Standard Toilet(s)

  • The nearest available standard toilets are located within Block 3.
  • Please see the Block 3 guide for further details.

Additional Info

  • 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 not Text Relay aware.