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Brackenhurst Library

Nottingham Trent University, Brackenhurst Campus, Southwell, Nottinghamshire, NG25 0QF

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Introduction

  • Services / facilities within the building include library area with study and IT rooms.

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Getting Here (Brackenhurst Campus)

  • By Road View
    • Brackenhurst is located about 14 miles north of Nottingham’s city centre.

      From the North Exit the M1 at junction 28 and head towards Mansfield along the A38.
      Turn right to follow the A617 towards Newark then turn right again onto the A612 towards Southwell.
      Pass the Minster on your left and turn left at the mini roundabout; keeping the Minster on your left.
      Then take the A612 on the left. Brackenhurst is located around a mile from here on the left.

      From the South Exit the M1 at junction 24 and follow the A453 Nottingham South, past the University’s Clifton Campus.
      Follow the A52 Nottingham ring road onto the A6011 then turn right onto the A612 for approximately ten miles.
      Brackenhurst Campus is on the right-hand side of the road.

      From the West Follow the A52 Nottingham Ring Road onto the A6011 then turn right onto the A612 for approximately ten miles.
      Brackenhurst is located on the righthand side of the road.

      From the East Head along either the A1, A46 or A17 to Newark, then the A617 towards Mansfield, before turning onto the A612 to Southwell.
      Pass the Minster and turn left at the mini roundabout; keeping the Minster on your left.
      After a short while turn left, following the A612.
      Brackenhurst is approximately a mile from here, on the left.
    • Parking is available in the Bramley car park (post code for sat nav: NG25 0QF).
      Additional parking is available adjacent to the cricket pitch, by the Glasshouse complex, off Crink Lane and by the Equestrian Centre.
  • By Bus View
    • Use bus service Pathfinder 100 from King Street, which is located in the Old Market Square, Nottingham.
      Buses leave around every 20 minutes and the journey takes about 45 minutes.
      Bus route Pathfinder 100 links the University Brackenhurst Campus with Southwell and Nottingham City Centre.
      The bus stops on Nottingham Road opposite Bramley for Southwell (Stop ID: ntsdpdmw) and on the campus side for Nottingham (Stop ID: ntsdpatm).
  • By Train View
    • Nottingham railway station is located near Nottingham city centre.
      On arrival take the tram from terminus next to the station to the Old Market Square.
      Catch the Pathfinder 100 bus from King Street off Old Market Square.
      Nottingham station has step free access to the station.
      There are lifts to platforms from station front.
      Wheelchairs are available and there are portable ramps available to access trains.
  • Useful Links View

Useful Information

Site/Campus Car Park

  • Car Park View
    • The car park is located just outside the Bramley Building.
    • The nearest building(s) to this car park is/are Bramley 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 3 designated Blue Badge parking bay(s) within this car park.
    • The dimensions of the designated parking bay(s) are 366cm x 621cm (12ft x 20ft 4in).
    • The dimensions of the designated bays do not vary in size.
  • Charges and Restrictions View
    • This car park can be used by staff, students and visitors.
    • There are no parking charges that apply on the day.
  • Drop Off Point View
    • There is not a designated drop off point in this car park.
  • Car Park Access View
    • There is level access to the car park from the Bramley Building.
    • This car park is clearly signposted from the Bramley Building.
    • The nearest designated bay is 6m (6yd 1ft) from the Bramley Building.

Outside Access (Revolving Entrance)

  • Entrance View
    • This information is for the entrance located at the rear of the building.
    • There is step free access at this entrance.
    • There is not a bell/buzzer.
    • There is not an intercom.
    • There is not a canopy or recess which provides weather protection at this entrance.
    • The main door(s) open(s) by revolving.
    • The door(s) is / are single.
    • The door(s) is / are heavy.
    • The width of the door opening is 127cm (4ft 2in).
    • There is a small lip on the threshold of the entrance, with a height of 2cm or below.

Outside Access (Key Fob Entrance)

  • Entrance View
    • This information is for the entrance located at the rear of the building.
    • 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 93cm (3ft 1in).
    • There is 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 111cm (3ft 8in).
    • There is a small lip on the threshold of the entrance, with a height of 2cm or below.

Reception

  • Main reception is located straight ahead as you enter the main entrance.
  • The desk is 5m (5yd 1ft) from the main 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 low (76cm or lower).
  • There is a clear knee recess beneath the low/lowered counter.
  • The desk is staffed.
  • There is not a hearing assistance system.

Getting Around

  • Access View
    • There is step free access throughout the building.
    • There are not doors in corridors which have to be opened manually.
  • Getting Around View
    • There is not clear signage for building facilities/areas in the foyer/reception area.
    • There is flooring in corridors which includes patterns or colours which could be confusing or look like steps or holes to some people.
    • 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 not a hearing assistance system.

Library

  • This library does 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 1 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.
  • Other computer auxiliary aids include gel pads.

Location of Toilet/Changing Facilities

  • Accessible toilet facilities are located at the far right of the library.
  • Female and male standard toilet facilities are located at the far right of the library.

Accessible Toilet(s)

  • Location and Access View
    • The accessible toilet was out of use at the time of the survey.
    • This accessible toilet is located to the far right side of the building.
    • This accessible toilet is approximately 19m (20yd 2ft) from the main entrance.
    • There is step-free access to the accessible toilet.
    • This is a shared toilet.
    • A key is not required for the accessible toilet.
    • There is pictorial signage on or near the toilet door.
    • The contrast between the external door and wall is good.
    • The door opens outwards.
    • The door is heavy.
    • The door is locked by a twist lock.
    • The width of the accessible toilet opening is 87cm (2ft 10in).
    • The contrast between the internal door and wall is good.
    • The door has a horizontal grab rail.
    • The contrast between the horizontal grab rail and internal door is good.
  • Toilet Features View
    • The dimensions of the accessible toilet are 154cm x 245cm (5ft 1in x 8ft).
    • The accessible toilet does have an unobstructed minimum turning space of 150cm x 150cm.
    • The lighting levels are moderate to good.
    • There is a lateral transfer space.
    • As you face the toilet pan the transfer space is on the right.
    • The lateral transfer space is 86cm (2ft 10in).
    • There is a flush on the transfer side.
    • There is a spatula type lever flush.
    • There is a dropdown rail on the transfer side.
    • The contrast between the dropdown rail(s) and wall is good.
    • There is a/are wall-mounted grab rail(s) available.
    • As you face the toilet the wall-mounted grab rail(s) is/are on both sides.
    • There is a vertical wall-mounted grab rail on the transfer side.
    • There is a horizontal wall-mounted grab rail on the opposite side of the seat to the transfer space.
    • The contrast between the wall-mounted grab rail(s) and wall is good.
    • The contrast between the walls and floor is good.
    • There is an emergency alarm.
    • The emergency pull cord alarm was out of reach (higher than 10cm (4") from floor) when surveyed.
    • There is not a red flashing fire alarm beacon within the toilet.
    • Disposal facilities are available in the toilet.
    • There is a/are female sanitary, general waste (with lid) and clinical waste disposal units.
    • There is a/are coat hook(s).
    • There are coat hooks in the toilet at 105cm and 136cm from the floor.
  • Additional Fixtures View
    • There is a mirror.
    • The mirror is placed at a lower level or at an angle for ease of use.
    • The toilet has a cistern.
    • The height of the toilet seat above floor level is 48cm (1ft 7in).
    • The toilet seat colour contrast is good.
    • There is a toilet roll holder.
    • The toilet roll holder can be reached from seated on the toilet.
    • The toilet roll holder is placed higher than 100cm (3ft 3in).
    • The height of the toilet roll holder is 126cm (4ft 2in).
    • The contrast between the toilet roll holder and the wall is fair.
    • There is a wash basin.
    • The wash basin and tap(s) can be reached from seated on the toilet.
    • The wash basin is not placed higher than 74cm (2ft 5in).
    • There are vertical wall-mounted grab rails on both sides of the wash basin.
    • The contrast between the wash basin wall-mounted grab rail(s) and wall is good.
    • The wash basin tap type is lever.
    • There is a wall fixed soap dispenser.
    • The soap dispenser can be reached from seated on the toilet.
    • The height of the soap dispenser is 100cm.
    • There is a towel dispenser.
    • The towel dispenser cannot be reached from seated on the toilet.
    • The towel dispenser is placed higher than 100cm (3ft 3in).
    • The height of the towel dispenser is 111cm (3ft 8in).
    • The contrast between the towel dispenser and the wall is fair.
    • There is a hand dryer.
    • The hand dryer is not placed higher than 100cm (3ft 3in).
    • The contrast between the hand dryer and the wall is good.

Standard Toilet(s)

  • Toilet Facilities View
    • The female and male toilets are located to the far right of the building.
    • There is step-free access to the toilet(s).
    • The standard toilet(s) is/are approximately 17m from the main entrance.
    • The colour contrast between the external toilet door(s) and wall(s) is good.
    • There is Braille signage on or near the toilet door.
    • It was not possible to access the female toilet.
    • An ambulant toilet cubicle is available.
    • There are horizontal wall mounted rails available on both sides of the toilet.
    • The ambulant toilet does not have vertical wall mounted grab rails.
    • The height of the wash basin(s) is 83cm.
    • The wash basin(s) tap type is lever.
    • Lighting levels are moderate to good.