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Clifton Library

Nottingham Trent University, Clifton Campus, College Drive, Nottingham, NG11 8NS

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Introduction

  • The library has multiple areas for group and independent study as well as some teaching rooms for seminars.

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Opening Times

  • The venue is open 24hrs.
  • Comments View
    • The library is open 24 hours during term time.
    • Out of term time, library opening hours vary.

Getting Here (Clifton Campus)

  • By Road View
    • Clifton Campus is located about 4 miles south west of the city centre of Nottingham. The Clifton Campus postcode NG11 8NS.
      The M1 passes close to the west of the city, the A42 / M42 link to the southwest of the city and the A1(M) to the east of the county.
      From the South: Exit the M1 at Junction 24 and follow the A453 towards the city. Clifton Campus is on the left-hand side approximately seven miles from the motorway.
      From the A60 North: Leave the A60 at A6514 and follow the Ring Road for approximately eight miles. Keep in the right-hand lane as the road splits in two and follow the road under the overpass, signposted M1 South. Continue straight over the roundabout with traffic lights and then turn right at the next set of traffic lights for Clifton Campus.
      From the A60 South: Join the A52 and exit at A453, signposted M1 South. Continue straight over the roundabout with traffic lights and then turn right at the next set of traffic lights for Clifton Campus.
      From the A52: Leave the A52 at A453, signposted M1 South. Continue straight over the roundabout with traffic lights and then turn right at the next set of traffic lights for Clifton Campus.
    • Student parking is available at Clifton Campus, but there are restrictions in place as explained below. There are a number of Blue Badge bays for Blue Badge holders available across the campus.
      Between 7 am and 4 pm on Monday, Tuesday, Thursday and Friday, and between 7 am and 12 pm on Wednesday, parking is for students with a valid parking permit only.
      Permit holders can gain entry via the Main Entrance using their student card.
      At all other times, students without a valid parking permit can park in the student car park and can gain entry via the Main Entrance using their student card.
      Students must park in the student car park only on College Drive.
      Please note that parking on Clifton Campus is extremely restricted and a parking permit scheme is used to ensure students who travel further than NG14 or students who live within the Greater Nottingham Area who have a real need to bring their vehicle to campus and have extenuating circumstances are able to park on the campus.
  • By Bus View
    • NTU and Nottingham City Transport operate the Go2 Uni 4 bus service (formerly known as Unilink) between the City site and Clifton Campus.
      For more details about this service, please visit the Nottingham City Transport website.
      A discounted pass is available to all NTU students as part of your Smartcard.
      Timetables can be found on the Nottingham City Transport website. Please note that this service is term-time only.
  • By Train View
    • Nottingham station is located approximately 4.2 miles from the Clifton Campus, which can then be accessed by the number 4 bus.
      Nottingham station has step free access to the station.
      There are lifts to platforms from station front.
      Wheelchairs available and there are portable ramps available to access trains.
  • By Tram View
    • The nearest Tram Stop to the Clifton Campus is Rivergreen Tram Stop.
      It is approximately 0.7 miles (14 minutes) south east of the campus by foot, via Sunninhill Drive and Rivergreen and is located on Southchurch Drive in Clifton.
      The Nottingham Express Transit (NET) tram service provides a link to Nottingham railway station and the Broadmarsh Bus Station redevelopment.
      There are several park and ride stops along the route with parking when visiting the University.
      The Phoenix Park Park and Ride site is close to Junction 26 of the M1, and the Forest Park and Ride site is near to the city centre.
      The trams network is fully accessible with fully accessible tram stop platforms, low floor access to trams, high colour contrast floor finishes, electronic signs and audible announcements, dedicated wheelchair spaces and Blue Badge parking at the park and ride sites on the tram network.
  • 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 students and visitors within approximately 200m.
    • The name of the car park is Main Gate Visitors Car Park.
    • The car park is located towards the north of the Clifton campus.
  • Public Car Parks View
    • There is not a car park for public use within 200m (approx).
  • Drop Off Point View
    • There is not a designated drop off point.

Site/Campus Car Park (Main Gate Visitors Car Park)

  • Car Park View
    • The car park is located on the right side of the campus.
    • The nearest building(s) to this car park is/are Pavilion 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 1 designated Blue Badge parking bay(s) within this car park.
    • The dimensions of the designated parking bay(s) are 339cm x 609cm (11ft 1in x 19ft 12in).
  • Charges and Restrictions View
    • This car park can be used by students and visitors.
    • There are no parking charges that apply on the day.
  • Car Park Access View
    • There is level access to the car park from the Pavilion building.
  • Comments View
    • Student parking is available at Clifton Campus, but there are restrictions in place as explained below.
    • Between 7 am and 4 pm on Monday, Tuesday, Thursday and Friday, and between 7 am and 12 pm on Wednesday, parking is for students with a valid parking permit only. Permit holders can gain entry via the Main Entrance using their student card.
    • At all other times, students without a valid parking permit can park in the student car park and can gain entry via the Main Entrance using their student card.
    • Students must park in the student car park only.
    • Please note that parking on Clifton Campus is extremely restricted and a parking permit scheme is used to ensure students who travel further than NG14 or students who live within the Greater Nottingham Area who have a real need to bring their vehicle to campus and have extenuating circumstances are able to park on the campus.

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.
    • There is a canopy or recess which provides weather protection at this entrance.
    • The main door(s) open(s) by revolving.
    • The width of the door opening is 155cm (5ft 1in).
  • Second Set of Doors View
    • There is a second set of doors.
    • The door(s) open(s) automatically (away from you).
    • The door(s) is / are single.
    • The width of the door opening is 115cm (3ft 9in).
    • There is a small lip on the threshold of the entrance, with a height of 2cm or below.
  • 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.
  • Comments View
    • Where the second set of doors are there is a similar door straight ahead.

Reception (Main Reception)

  • Main Reception is located straight ahead as you enter.
  • The desk is 15m (16yd 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 high (110cm+).
  • There is a low section of the counter (76cm or below) available.
  • There is 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 system is available only on request.
  • The hearing assistance system is not signed.
  • Staff are trained to use the hearing system.

Getting Around

  • Access View
    • There is step free access throughout the building via lift(s).
    • There are 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 and pictorial 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.
    • The hearing system is located at the main reception.
    • The hearing system is available only on request.
    • Staff are trained to use the hearing system.

Other Floors

  • Steps View
    • The floors which are accessible by stairs are G, 1.
    • The stairs are located off of the main library area, to the right as you enter.
    • The stairs are approximately 25m from the main entrance.
    • There are 15+ steps between floors.
    • There are manual, heavy, single doors to access the stairwell on all floors.
    • The lighting levels are medium.
    • The steps are clearly marked.
    • The steps are medium height (11cm - 17cm).
    • The steps do have handrails.
    • The steps have a handrail on both sides.
    • There is a landing.
    • There is a similar staircase off the library area, to the left as you enter. There is a similar staircase directly to the left as you enter.

Lift

  • There is a lift for public use.
  • The lift is located off the library area, to the right past several rows of books, at the back of the library.
  • The lift is a standard lift.
  • The floors which are accessible by this lift are G, 1.
  • Wall mounted information boards are not provided at lift landings.
  • The weight limit for the lift is 630kg.
  • The lift is approximately 25m (27yd 1ft) 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 110cm x 140cm (3ft 7in 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 not have a hearing enhancement system.
  • The lift does not 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.

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.

Accessible Toilet(s)

  • Location and Access View
    • This accessible toilet is located to the right as you enter.
    • This accessible toilet is approximately 22m (24yd 2in) 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 tactile, pictorial and written text signage on or near the toilet door.
    • The contrast between the external door and wall is good.
    • The door opens outwards.
    • The door is light.
    • The door is locked by a twist lock.
    • The width of the accessible toilet opening is 92cm (3ft).
    • 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 260cm x 267cm (8ft 6in x 8ft 9in).
    • The accessible toilet does have an unobstructed minimum turning space of 150cm x 150cm.
    • The lighting levels are good.
    • There is a lateral transfer space.
    • As you face the toilet pan the transfer space is on the left.
    • The lateral transfer space is 202cm (6ft 8in).
    • 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.
    • 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 is fully functional.
    • There is a red flashing fire alarm beacon within the toilet.
    • Disposal facilities are available in the toilet.
    • There is a/are female sanitary and nappy/incontinence items bin disposal units.
    • There is a/are coat hook(s).
    • There are coat hooks in the toilet at 105cm and 140cm 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.
    • There is not a colostomy bag shelf next to the toilet.
    • 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 not placed higher than 100cm (3ft 3in).
    • The contrast between the toilet roll holder and the wall is good.
    • 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 mixer.
    • 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 95cm.
    • There is not a towel dispenser.
    • 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.
  • Accessible Shower View
    • The shower does have an unobstructed minimum 150cm x 150cm turning space.
    • There is a shower unit with a detachable shower head.
    • The shower head is height adjustable.
    • The adjustable shower head can be placed between 105cm and 185cm when mounted.
    • There is a flip-down/tip-up seat for the shower.
    • The seat/chair is not height adjustable.
    • The height of the flip-down/tip-up or fixed seat is 49cm (1ft 7in).
    • There are not horizontal and/or dropdown rails available on both sides of the shower seat.
    • The colour contrast between the shower rails and wall is good.
    • There is a vertical grab rail for the shower.
    • The colour contrast between the vertical grab rail(s) for the shower and wall is good.
    • There is an emergency alarm for the shower.
    • The emergency pull cord alarm is fully functional.

Standard Toilet(s)

  • Toilet Facilities View
    • The female and male toilets are located on the first floor.
    • There is step-free access to the toilet(s).
    • The standard toilet(s) is/are approximately 20m from the lift.
    • The colour contrast between the external toilet door(s) and wall(s) is good.
    • There is tactile, pictorial and written text signage on or near the toilet door.
    • An ambulant toilet cubicle is not available.
    • The height of the wash basin(s) is 85cm.
    • The wash basin(s) tap type is push.
    • Lighting levels are moderate to good.