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Library and Learning Centre

Main Building, Motherwell College, 1 Enterprise Way, Motherwell, ML1 2TX

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Introduction

  • Services / facilities within the building include library and learning facilities including computer access.
  • Comments View
    • Pedestrian access to the campus from Robberhall Way is via steps that can be overcome via a moderate ramp.
    • The Learning Centre is located on the second and third floors of the building and access and facilities are the same on both floors.

Opening Times

  • Monday 08:30 - 16:30.
  • Tuesday 08:30 - 20:00.
  • Wednesday 08:30 - 20:00.
  • Thursday 08:30 - 20:00.
  • Friday 08:30 - 16:30.
  • Saturday Closed.
  • Sunday Closed.

Location

  • The venue is situated within the centre of the campus.
  • This venue is situated in Motherwell.
  • The venue is not situated on a road which has a steep gradient.
  • The nearest National Rail station is Motherwell.
  • There is a bus stop within 150m (164yds) of the venue.

Parking

  • The venue does have its own car park.
  • Venue Car Park View
    • Parking is free for all users.
    • The car park is located To the rear of the building.
    • 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 10+ designated parking bay(s) within the car park.
    • The dimensions of the designated parking bay(s) are 315cm x 475cm (10ft 4in x 15ft 7in).
    • The nearest designated bay is 25m (27yd 1ft) from the main entrance.
    • The furthest designated bay is 96m (104yd 2ft) from the main entrance.
    • The route from the car park to the entrance is accessible to a wheelchair user unaided.
    • The car park surface is block paving.
    • The patron does not have to cross a road.
    • The car park does not have a height restriction barrier.
    • There is a designated drop off point.
    • The drop off point is located outside the nursery entrance.
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    • The campus has 2 separate car parks available.

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 automatically.
  • Second set of doors View
    • The automatic doors are push pad activated.
    • The doors are single width.
    • The door opening is 94cm (3ft 1in) wide.
    • There is a second set of doors.
    • The door(s) open automatically.
    • The doors are double width.
    • The door opening is 172cm (5ft 8in) wide.
    • There is a small lip on the threshold of the entrance, with a height of 2cm or below.
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    • Revolving doors are also available.

Other Floors

  • Steps View
    • The floors which are accessible by stairs are G-1-2-3-4.
    • There are 15+ steps between floors.
    • 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.
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    • There are 4 sets of stairs located throughout the building.

Lift

  • 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 G-1-2-3-4.
  • The lift is 34m (37yd 7in) from the main entrance.
  • Staff do not need to be notified for use of the lift.
  • The clear door width is 90cm (2ft 11in).
  • The dimensions of the lift are 150cm x 140cm (4ft 11in x 4ft 7in).
  • 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 120cm from the floor.
  • The lighting level in the lift is bright.
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    • There are 4 sets of lifts located throughout the building.
    • An additional lift is located in the main foyer.
    • This lift provides access to floors G-1-2-3.

Outside Access (Learning Centre Entrance)

  • This information is for the entrance located on the second floor.
  • There is level access into the venue.
  • Level access is via lift.
  • The main door(s) open towards you (pull).
  • The doors are single width.
  • The door(s) is / are heavy.
  • The door opening is 97cm (3ft 2in) wide.
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    • There are 2 additional identical entrances into the Learning Centre from the second floor corridors.
    • One entrance opens directly from a lift and stair lobby.
    • There is a leaf that extends the door width to 126cm.
    • There is a secrity barrier with a width of 106cm.

Reception

  • The desk is 3m (3yd 10in) from the learning centre entrance.
  • There is level access to reception from the entrance.
  • The lighting levels are medium.
  • The reception desk is medium height (77cm - 109cm).
  • The desk has a low (76cm or lower) section.
  • There is a hearing assistance system.
  • The type of system is a portable loop.
  • The hearing system is available only on request.
  • Staff are trained to use the system.

Inside Access

  • There is level access to the service.
  • There is a hearing assistance system.
  • The hearing system is available only on request.
  • The system is a portable loop.
  • Staff are trained to use the system.
  • The lighting levels are medium.
  • Motorised scooters are allowed in public parts of the venue.
  • Customers cannot charge scooters or wheelchairs at the venue.
  • Comments View
    • A silent study area is located on the third floor.
    • WIFI access is available.

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.
  • Equipment available for people with a visual impairment includes magnifying software.

Accessible Toilet

  • The nearest adapted toilet is located on the 2nd or 3rd floors of the main building.

Standard Toilet(s)

  • The nearest standard toilets are located on the 2nd or 3rd floors of the main building.

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 Text Relay aware.
  • Comments View
    • Documents can be requested in an audio format.
    • Documents can be requested in an electronic format.