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B Block, North Nottinghamshire College, Carlton Road, Worksop, Nottinghamshire, S81 7HP

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Introduction

Opening Times (Term Time)

  • Monday 08:00 - 17:00.
  • Tuesday 08:00 - 21:00.
  • Wednesday 08:00 - 17:00.
  • Thursday 08:00 - 21:00.
  • Friday 08:00 - 16:30.
  • Saturday Closed.
  • Sunday Closed.

Opening Times (Holiday Time)

  • Monday 08:30 - 17:00.
  • Tuesday 08:30 - 17:00.
  • Wednesday 08:30 - 17:00.
  • Thursday 08:30 - 17:00.
  • Friday 08:30 - 16:30.
  • Saturday Closed.
  • Sunday Closed.

Location

  • The venue is situated within the centre of the town.
  • This venue is situated in Worksop.
  • The venue is not situated on a road which has a steep gradient.
  • The nearest mainline station is Worksop.
  • There is a bus stop within 150m (164yds) of the venue.
  • Comments View
    • The library is located on the ground floor of B Block, just inside the Blyth Road entrance.

Parking (Blyth Road Car Park)

  • The venue does have its own car park.
  • Venue Car Park View
    • Parking is free for all users.
    • Parking is free for Blue Badge holders.
    • The car park is located at the rear of the venue, off of Blyth road.
    • 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 Blue Badge parking bay(s) within the car park.
    • The dimensions of the Blue Badge parking bay(s) are 400cm x 450cm (13ft 1in x 14ft 9in).
    • The nearest Blue Badge bay is 12m (13yd 4in) from the B Block main entrance.
    • The furthest Blue Badge bay is 16m (17yd 1ft) from the B Block 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.
    • There is not a road to cross between the car park and the entrance.
    • The car park does not have a height restriction barrier.
    • There is not a designated drop off point.

Outside Access (B Block Main Entrance)

  • This information is for the entrance located at the rear of the building, off Blyth Road.
  • There is not level access into the venue.
  • The main door(s) open(s) towards you (pull).
  • The door(s) is / are double (with one leaf locked).
  • The door(s) is / are heavy.
  • The width of the door opening is 85cm (2ft 9in).
  • Second set of doors View
    • There is a second set of doors.
    • The door(s) open(s) both ways.
    • The door(s) is / are double.
    • The door(s) is / are heavy.
    • The width of the door opening is 160cm (5ft 3in).
    • There is a small lip on the threshold of the entrance, with a height of 2cm or below.

Level Change (B Block Main Entrance)

  • There is a ramp/slope to access this area/service.
  • The ramp/slope does bypass the step(s).
  • The ramp/slope is located to the right of the entrance as you face it.
  • The ramp/slope is easy.
  • The ramp/slope is permanent.
  • There is a level landing at the top of the ramp/slope.
  • The ramp does not have handrails.
  • The width of the ramp/slope is 90cm (2ft 11in).
  • 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 2 step(s) to the area/service.
  • The step(s) is/are clearly marked.
  • The step(s) is/are medium height (11cm - 17cm).
  • There is a/are handrail(s) at the step(s).
  • The handrail(s) is/are on both sides.

Outside Access (Library Entrance)

  • The main doors open away from you (push).
  • The doors are double width.
  • The doors are light.
  • The door opening is 162cm (5ft 4in) wide.

Inside Access

  • There is not level access to the service.
  • This venue does not play background music.
  • Lighting levels are medium.

Level Change (Inside Access)

  • There is a ramp or slope to access this service.
  • The ramp or slope is located between the security barriers inside 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 width of the ramp or slope is 101cm (3ft 4in).

Reception (Student Services Reception)

  • The reception desk is 4m (13ft 1in) from the library entrance.
  • There is not level access to reception from the entrance.
  • The reception desk is high height.
  • Lighting levels are medium.
  • The desk does not have a lowered section.
  • There is a hearing assistance system.
  • The type of system is a fixed loop.
  • Staff are trained to use system.
  • Comments View
    • The Student Services reception is located directly to the right as you enter.

Reception (Issue Desk)

  • The reception desk is 11m (12yd) from the library entrance.
  • There is not level access to reception from the entrance.
  • The reception desk is medium height.
  • Lighting levels are medium.
  • The desk has a lowered section.
  • There is a hearing assistance system.
  • The type of system is a fixed loop.

Library

  • This library does 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 on tape or disc.
  • There is an ordering service.
  • Auxiliary aids are available for computer users.
  • A height adjustable table is / are available.
  • Other computer auxiliary aids include large monitor, anti glare screens, document holder.
  • Comments View
    • The Library has an arrangement with Worksop Public Library to share large print books.
    • Additional Learning Support, which is located next to the library, has a Braille Printer to produce documents in Braille.
    • The library also has a DAISY Player, which is compatible with Talking Books, which the library can obtain from the RNIB.
    • There are 2 height adjustable desks located in the library. One is in the IT area, the other houses the library online catalogue.
    • Assistive Software can be loaded onto any terminal by Additions Learning Support on Request.
    • There is picture signage on the top and ends of all bookcases.

Accessible Toilet

  • There are accessible toilets within this venue designated for public use.
  • Location and Access View
    • The toilet is not for the sole use of disabled people.
    • There is pictorial signage on or near the toilet door.
    • The accessible toilet is 15m (16yd) from the library entrance.
    • The accessible toilet is located opposite the library entrance.
    • There is level access to the accessible toilet.
  • Features and Dimensions View
    • This is a unisex toilet.
    • A key is not required for the accessible toilet.
    • The door opens inwards.
    • The door is locked by a twist lock.
    • The width of the accessible toilet door is 93cm (3ft 1in).
    • The door is heavy.
    • The dimensions of the accessible toilet are 163cm x 350cm (5ft 4in x 11ft 6in).
    • Floor manoeuvring space is clear 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 85cm (2ft 9in).
    • There is not a dropdown rail.
    • There is not a flush on the transfer side.
    • The tap type is lever.
    • There is a mixer tap.
    • There is not a functional emergency alarm available.
    • It is tied up and out of reach (higher than 10cm (0ft 4in) from floor).
    • Disposal facilities are available in the cubicle.
    • There is not a coat hook.
  • Position of Fixtures View
    • Wall mounted 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 are mirrors in the accessible toilet.
    • Mirrors are not placed at a lower level or at an angle for ease of use.
    • The height of the toilet seat above floor level is 45cm (1ft 6in).
    • There is a hand dryer.
    • The hand dryer cannot be reached from seated on the toilet.
    • The hand dryer is placed higher than 100cm (3ft 3in).
    • The hand dryer is 125cm (4ft 1in) high.
    • 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 sink.
    • The sink can be reached from seated on the toilet.
    • The sink is not placed higher than 74cm (2ft 5in).
  • Colour Contrast and Lighting View
    • The contrast between the internal door and wall is good.
    • The contrast between the external door and wall is good.
    • The contrast between the grab rails and wall is fair.
    • The contrast between the drop down rails and wall is fair.
    • The contrast between the walls and floor is fair.
    • Lighting levels are bright.
  • Comments View
    • Baby Change Facilities
    • Baby change facilities are located within the venue.
    • The baby change facilities are located in the adapted toilet.
    • The height of the baby change table once extended is 98cm (3ft 2in).

Standard Toilet(s)

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.