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Kings Road Centre Library

Kings Road Centre, City College Plymouth, Devonport, Plymouth, PL1 5QG

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COVID-19 Information (City College Plymouth)

Introduction

  • The Kings Road Centre Library has height adjustable desks available.
  • Comments View
    • The library is located on the first floor of the Kings Road Centre.

Opening Times (Term Time)

  • Monday 08:00 - 19:00.
  • Tuesday 08:00 - 19:00.
  • Wednesday 08:00 - 19:00.
  • Thursday 08:00 - 19:00.
  • Friday 08:00 - 17:00.
  • Saturday Closed.
  • Sunday Closed.

Opening Times (Holidays)

  • Monday 09:00 - 15:30.
  • Tuesday 09:00 - 15:30.
  • Wednesday 09:00 - 15:30.
  • Thursday 09:00 - 15:30.
  • Friday 09:00 - 15:30.
  • Saturday Closed.
  • Sunday Closed.

Location

  • The venue is situated outside the centre of the city.
  • This venue is situated in Devonport.
  • The venue is not situated on a road which has a steep gradient.
  • The nearest mainline station is Devonport.
  • There is a bus stop within 150m (164yds) of the venue.

Site/Campus Car Park (Front Visitors Car Park)

  • Car Park View
    • The car park is located at the front of the STEM Centre, off Kings Road.
    • The nearest building(s) to this car park is/are STEM Centre and Stars Hair and Day Spa.
    • The car park type is open air/surface.
    • The car park does not have a height restriction barrier.
    • The car park surface is tarmac.
    • Designated Blue Badge parking bays are available.
    • The Blue Badge bay(s) is/are clearly marked.
    • There is/are 2 designated Blue Badge parking bay(s) within this car park.
    • The dimensions of the designated parking bay(s) are 365cm x 510cm (11ft 12in x 16ft 9in).
    • The dimensions of the designated bays do not vary in size.
  • Charges and Restrictions View
    • This car park can be used by visitors.
    • Parking charges apply for all users.
    • Signs are provided to give information on parking charges/restrictions.
    • Signs are clearly presented.
    • Payment machines are located at the rear of the car park.
    • There is a payment machine at a convenient height for wheelchair users.
    • There is a level turning space (minimum 185cm x 210cm) in front of the payment machine(s).
    • Payment can be made by phone.
    • To see more information on parking policies please click here (opens new tab).
  • Drop Off Point View
    • There is not a designated drop off point in this car park.
  • Car Park Access View
    • There is sloped access to the car park from the STEM Centre.
    • This car park is not clearly signposted from the STEM Centre.
    • The nearest designated bay is 20m (21yd 2ft) from the STEM Centre main entrance.
  • Comments View
    • Parking charges only apply during term time.
    • Parking is free out of term time.
    • This car park is also used as a drop off area.
    • Payment by phone can be made viahttps://www.paybyphone.co.uk/
    • It also contains 2 electric charging bays (photograph 6).

Parking (North Entrance)

  • The venue does have its own car park.
  • Venue Car Park View
    • Parking is not free for all users.
    • Parking is not free for Blue Badge holders.
    • The car park is outside the North Entrance.
    • 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 3 Blue Badge parking bay(s) within the car park.
    • The dimensions of the Blue Badge parking bay(s) are 320cm x 450cm (10ft 6in x 14ft 9in).
    • Designated parking bays are clearly marked.
    • The nearest Blue Badge bay is 12m (13yd 4in) from the North Entrance.
    • The furthest Blue Badge bay is 18m (19yd 2ft) from the North 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 not a road to cross between the car park and the entrance.
    • The car park does not have a height restriction barrier.
  • On Street Parking and Drop-off Details. View
    • There is not a designated drop off point.
  • Comments View
    • There are a number of motorcycle parking bays on the slip road from the North Entrance to Paradise Road as shown in photograph 6.

Outside Access (North Entrance)

  • This information is for the entrance located at the rear of the building.
  • There is not level access into the venue.
  • The main door(s) open(s) automatically.
  • Second set of doors View
    • The automatic doors are push pad activated.
    • The door(s) is / are double.
    • The width of the door opening is 139cm (4ft 7in).

Level Change (North Entrance)

  • There is a ramp/slope to access this area/service.
  • The ramp/slope is located either side of the entrance.
  • The ramp/slope is slight.
  • The ramp/slope is permanent.
  • There is a level landing at the top of the ramp/slope.
  • The ramp does have handrails.

Outside Access (East Entrance)

  • This information is for the entrance located at the side of the building.
  • There is not level access into the venue.
  • The main door(s) open automatically.
  • The doors are double width.
  • The door opening is 180cm (5ft 11in) wide.

Level Change (East Entrance)

  • There is a ramp/slope to access this area/service.
  • The ramp/slope is located in front of the entrance.
  • The ramp/slope is slight.

Other Floors

  • Steps View
    • The floors which are accessible by stairs are G-1-2-3-4-5-6-7.
    • There are 15+ steps between floors.
    • The lighting levels are medium.
    • 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.

Lift

  • There is a lift for public use.
  • The lift is located at the rear of the building.
  • The lift is a standard lift.
  • The floors which are accessible by this lift are G-1-2-3-4-5-6-7.
  • Wall mounted information boards are provided at lift landings.
  • The lift is approximately 5m (5yd 1ft) from the North Entrance.
  • Staff do not need to be notified for use of the lift.
  • The clear door width is 101cm (3ft 4in).
  • The dimensions of the lift are 200cm x 150cm (6ft 7in x 4ft 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 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 low.

Outside Access (Library Entrance)

  • This information is for the entrance located on the first floor.
  • There is level access into the venue.
  • Level access is via lift.
  • The main door(s) open(s) automatically.
  • The door(s) is / are double.
  • The width of the door opening is 138cm (4ft 6in).
  • Second set of doors View
    • There is a second set of doors.
    • The door(s) open(s) towards you (pull).
    • The door(s) is / are double.
    • The door(s) is / are permanently held open.
    • The width of the door opening is 154cm (5ft 1in).
  • Comments View
    • There are security barriers just beyond the entrance doors, 90cm (2ft 11in) wide.

Entrance (Stem Hub to Library)

  • Entrance View
    • This information is for the entrance located along the Stem Hub.
    • There is step free access at this entrance, via lift.
    • The main door(s) open(s) towards you (pull).
    • The door(s) is / are heavy.
    • The width of the door opening is 85cm (2ft 9in).
  • Comments View
    • There are security barries just beyond the entrance.
    • The security barriers are 95cm wide.
    • This entrance gives access to the library from the Stem Building via the Stem Hub.

Reception

  • The Library Reception is located ahead after you enter.
  • The desk is 4m (4yd 1ft) from the Library Entrance.
  • The reception area is clearly visible from the entrance.
  • There is step free access to this reception area.
  • The lighting levels in the reception area are bright.
  • The reception desk/counter is medium height (77cm - 109cm).
  • There is a low section of the counter (76cm or below) available.
  • There is not a clear knee recess beneath the low counter.
  • The desk is staffed.
  • There is a hearing assistance system.
  • The type of system is a fixed loop.
  • The hearing assistance system is not signed.
  • Staff are trained to use the system.

Inside Access

  • There is level access to the service(s).
  • The lighting levels are medium.
  • Motorised scooters are allowed in public parts of the venue.
  • Comments View
    • Portable hearing loops are available if requested in advance.

Library

  • 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 in audio format.
  • There is an ordering service.
  • It takes approximately 3-5 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, height adjustable table and height adjustable chair is / are available.
  • Equipment available for people with a visual impairment includes Screen Tinter, ClaroView and Zoom Text.

Accessible Toilet

  • The nearest accessible toilets are on the first floor of the Kings Road Centre, by the lifts.
  • Please see the guide for the Kings Road Centre for further details.

Standard Toilet(s)

  • The nearest standard toilets are located in the Kings Road Centre.
  • Please see the guide for the Kings Road Centre for further details.

Additional Info

  • Staff do receive disability awareness / equality training.
  • Documents can be requested in Braille.
  • Documents are available 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.