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Ballymoney Campus - Library

Northern Regional College, 2 Coleraine Road, Ballymoney, County Antrim, BT53 6BP

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Introduction

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    • The Learning Resource Centre is located on the lower section of the first floor.

Opening Times

  • Monday 09:00 - 20:00.
  • Tuesday 09:00 - 17:00.
  • Wednesday 09:00 - 17:00.
  • Thursday 09:00 - 20:00.
  • Friday 09:00 - 16:00.
  • Saturday Closed.
  • Sunday Closed.

Location

  • The venue is situated within the centre of the town.
  • This venue is situated in Ballymoney.
  • The nearest mainline station is Ballymoney.
  • There is a bus stop within 150m (164yds) of the venue.

Parking (Front)

  • 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 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 2 Blue Badge parking bay(s) within the car park.
    • The dimensions of the Blue Badge parking bay(s) are 350cm x 580cm (11ft 6in x 19ft).
    • Designated parking bays are clearly marked.
    • The nearest Blue Badge bay is 4m (4yd 1ft) from the main entrance.
    • The furthest Blue Badge bay is 8m (8yd 2ft) 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 uneven surfaces.
    • 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 (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 double.
  • The width of the door opening is 132cm (4ft 4in).
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    • There is a second set of doors.
    • The door(s) open(s) automatically.
    • The automatic doors are push pad activated.
    • The door(s) is / are double.
    • The width of the door opening is 138cm (4ft 6in).

Level Change (Main 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 easy.

Level Change (Ground Floor)

  • There is a/are step(s) to access this area/service.
  • The step(s) is/are located leading to the raised section of the ground floor.
  • There is/are 6 step(s) to the area/service.
  • The lighting levels at the step(s) are bright.
  • 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.
  • There is a lift to access this area/service.
  • The lift does bypass the step(s).

Lift (Ground Floor)

  • There is a lift for public use.
  • The lift is located next to the steps on the ground floor.
  • The lift is a platform lift.
  • The platform lift accesses a small level change.
  • The lift is approximately 8m (8yd 2ft) from the main entrance.
  • Staff do not need to be notified for use of the lift.
  • The clear door width is 80cm (2ft 7in).
  • The dimensions of the lift are 82cm x 120cm (2ft 8in x 3ft 11in).
  • There are separate entry and exit doors in the lift.
  • There is not a mirror to aid reversing out of the lift.
  • The lift does not have a visual floor indicator.
  • The lift does not have an audible announcer.
  • The controls for the lift are within 90cm - 120cm from the floor.
  • The lighting level in the lift is medium.
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    • There is a moderate ramp to access the lift at ground level.

Other Floors

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    • The floors which are accessible by stairs are LG, UG, L1, U1, 2 and 3.
    • 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.
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    • There are high visibility strips on the top step of each flight of stairs.

Lift (Main Lift)

  • There is a lift for public use.
  • The lift is located on the raised section of the ground floor.
  • The lift is a standard lift.
  • The floors which are accessible by this lift are UG, U1, 2 and 3.
  • The lift is approximately 8m (8yd 2ft) from the ground floor lift.
  • Staff do not need to be notified for use of the lift.
  • The clear door width is 89cm (2ft 11in).
  • The dimensions of the lift are 144cm x 114cm (4ft 9in x 3ft 9in).
  • 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 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 medium.

Outside Access (LRC Entrance)

  • This information is for the entrance located on the lower section of 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 134cm (4ft 5in).
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    • The automatic doors are push pad activated.
    • There are security barriers immediately beyond the entrance.
    • The gap between barriers is 84cm.

Reception

  • The desk/counter is 8m (8yd 2ft) from the LRC entrance.
  • There is level access to the desk/counter from the entrance.
  • The lighting levels are bright.
  • The desk/counter is low (76cm or lower).
  • There is a hearing assistance system.
  • The type of system is a fixed loop.
  • Staff are trained to use the system.

Inside Access

  • There is level access to the service(s).
  • The lighting levels are bright.

Library

  • There is an ordering service.
  • The library does have computers with accessible software.
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    • There are some Braille and audio books available.
    • Auxiliary aids such as a large text keyboard, a large rollerball mouse or height adjustable desk could be provided for students through Student Services.
    • Accessible software includes Read and Write Gold.

Accessible Toilet

  • Accessible toilet facilities are located on the raised section of the first floor.

Standard Toilet(s)

  • Male standard toilet facilities are located on the raised section of the ground floor.
  • Female standard toilet facilities are located on the ground and second floors.

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.