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Knights Park Library - Quadrangle Building

Knights Park Campus, Grange Road, Kingston upon Thames, Surrey, KT1 2QJ

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COVID-19 Information (Kingston University)

Introduction

  • Services / facilities within the building include library, meeting rooms and staff offices.
  • The library is located on the ground floor of the Quadrangle Building which is accessed via the main entrance of the Tower Block.
  • Quadrangle Building link (new tab) - click here.

Getting Here

  • By Road View
    • The Knights Park Campus is located close to Kingston town centre in South West London. The campus is located close to the A420.
      Kingston University recommends visitors use the excellent public transport links instead of driving.
    • Free car parking is available on all sites for Blue Badge holders and there are docking bays for electric cars.
      The University has limited on-site parking facilities and prioritises staff during core working hours (Monday to Friday, 7.30am to 4.30pm).
      Limited visitor parking is available but must be pre-booked through the person you are visiting, as parking enforcement measures are in operation at all sites.
  • By Bus View
    • The 71, 281, K2 and K3 buses run along nearby Penrhyn Road, and the Crown Court stop is a five-minute walk away from campus along Denmark Road.
  • By Train View
    • Trains run regularly from London Waterloo to Surbiton station (midweek 10 trains per hour, journey times 15–32 minutes) and to Kingston station (midweek four trains per hour, journey times 28–33 minutes).
      Surbiton and Kingston stations are both in Travelcard Zone 6.
  • Useful Links View

Useful Information

Building Parking

  • The building does not have its own dedicated parking.
  • Site/Campus Car Parks View
    • There is a site/campus car park for staff, students and visitors within approximately 200m.
    • The name of the car park is Kingston University, Knights Park.
    • The car park is located off Grange Road.
  • On Street Parking View
    • Clearly signed and/or standard marked parking bays are available.
    • The dimensions of the standard marked parking bays are 188cm x 500cm (6ft 2in x 16ft 5in).
    • The on street standard parking bay(s) is/are located on Grange Road.
  • Drop Off Point View
    • There is not a designated drop off point.

Site/Campus Car Park (Kingston University, Knights Park)

  • Car Park View
    • The car park is located off Grange Road.
    • The nearest building(s) to this car park is/are the Tower Building.
    • 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 4 designated Blue Badge parking bay(s) within this car park.
    • The dimensions of the designated parking bay(s) are 325cm x 448cm (10ft 8in x 14ft 8in).
    • The dimensions of the designated bays do not vary in size.
  • Charges and Restrictions View
    • This car park can be used by anybody.
    • Signs are provided to give information on parking charges/restrictions.
    • Signs are clearly presented.
    • Payment can be made by phone.
  • Car Park Access View
    • There is sloped access to the car park from the Tower Building.
    • This car park is not clearly signposted from the Tower Building.
    • The nearest designated bay is 44m (48yd 4in) from the Main Entrance.
  • Comments View
    • At the time of survey there were no parking payment machines installed.
    • Parking is paid for online or by phone.
    • Permits are required between 7:30-4:30 Monday to Friday and the car park is pay and display at all other times.
    • There is no charge for Blue Badge holders, however a permit must be displayed along with a valid blue badge.

Outside Access (Main Entrance)

  • Entrance View
    • This information is for the entrance located at the front of the building.
    • There is ramped/sloped access at this entrance.
    • There is not a bell/buzzer.
    • There is not an intercom.
    • A key card is required for access at this entrance.
    • The height of the card reader/lock is 88cm (2ft 11in).
    • There is not a canopy or recess which provides weather protection at this entrance.
    • The main door(s) open(s) automatically (towards you).
    • The door(s) is/are push pad activated when exiting.
    • The door(s) is / are single.
    • The width of the door opening is 98cm (3ft 3in).
    • There is a small lip on the threshold of the entrance, with a height of less than 2cm.
  • Ramp/Slope View
    • There is a ramp/slope at this entrance.
    • The ramp/slope is located in front of the entrance.
    • The ramp/slope gradient is slight.
    • The ramp is permanent.
    • There is a level landing at the top of the ramp.
  • Comments View
    • A key card is only required to operate the automatic door when entering.
    • When exiting there is a push pad placed at 113cm high.
    • There is a manual, revolving entrance to the right of this entrance.

Entrance (Library Entrance)

  • Entrance View
    • This information is for the entrance located on the ground floor of the Quadrangle Building to the right of the main building reception.
    • There is step free access at this entrance.
    • There is not a bell/buzzer.
    • There is not an intercom.
    • A key card is required for access at this entrance.
    • The height of the card reader/lock is 100cm (3ft 3in).
    • The main door(s) open(s) automatically (away from you).
    • The door(s) is / are double.
    • The width of the door opening is 89cm (2ft 11in).
  • Comments View
    • There are 2 security barriers, one to enter and one to exit the library.
    • The security barriers have a width of 89cm.

Reception

  • Knights Park Library Reception is located to the right on entering.
  • The desk is 10m (10yd 2ft) 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 medium.
  • 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/lowered counter.
  • The desk is staffed.
  • There is a hearing assistance system.
  • The type of system is a portable loop.
  • The hearing assistance system is signed.
  • Staff are trained to use the hearing system.

Getting Around

  • Access View
    • There is step free access throughout the building.
    • There is/are 3 clearly marked step(s), with a handrail on the right going up, for access to the research and CCI/CHS offices and meeting room to the right of the library.
    • The step(s) is/are medium height (11cm - 17cm).
    • There is a slight ramp, with handrails on both sides, for access to the research and CCI/CHS Office to the right of the library.
    • The width of the ramp is 112cm (3ft 8in).
    • The ramp or slope does bypass the step(s).
    • The steps are shown in photographs 1 and 2. The ramp is shown in photographs 3 and 4.
    • There are not doors in corridors which have to be opened manually.
  • Getting Around View
    • There is clear signage for building facilities/areas in the foyer/reception area.
    • There is clearly written directional signage at key points of circulation routes.
    • There is good colour contrast between the walls and floor in all areas.
    • The lighting levels are good.
    • This building does not play background music.
    • There is a hearing assistance system.
    • The system is a portable loop.
    • A portable loop is located at the library reception.
    • Staff are trained to use the hearing system.

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 not have a regular supply of books in audio format.
  • There is an ordering service.
  • 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 smartview scanners.
  • Comments View
    • The library features quiet study areas with open access computers available for use.
    • Tables with computers have a clear floor space of 70cm and a surface height of 72cm (as shown in photograph 2).
    • Desks have a clear floor space of 63cm and a surface height of 71cm (as shown in photograph 3).
    • There are smaller desks available with a clear floor space of 69cm and a surface height of 71cm (as shown in photograph 4).
    • There are chairs with a height of 46cm without armrests.
    • There are height adjustable chairs without armrests.
    • The Access Technology room includes height adjustable tables and height adjustable chairs with armrests (as shown in photographs 8, 9 and 10).
    • There are self service borrowing and return kiosks with touch screen controls between 99cm and 150cm high (as shown in photograph 11).

Accessible Toilet(s)

  • There is not an/are not accessible toilet(s) available.
  • The nearest accessible toilet(s) is/are located in the main building foyer.

Standard Toilet(s)

  • Standard toilet facilities are not available.
  • The nearest standard toilet(s) is/are located in the main building foyer.