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Collegiate Learning Centre

Sheffield Hallam University, Collegiate Campus, Collegiate Crescent, Sheffield, S10 2BP

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COVID-19 Information (Sheffield Hallam University)

Introduction

  • Services / facilities within the building include Issues and Returns, Special Collections, PC Rooms, Group Study, Study Skills Suite, Quiet Study, Silent Study, Main Book Collection and Assistive Technology Resource (ATR) areas.

Opening Times

  • The building is open 24 hours via swipe card.

Location

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

Opening Times (Helpdesk)

  • Monday 10:00 - 19:00.
  • Tuesday 10:00 - 19:00.
  • Wednesday 10:00 - 19:00.
  • Thursday 10:00 - 19:00.
  • Friday 10:00 - 19:00.
  • Saturday Closed.
  • Sunday Closed.

Site/Campus Car Park (Collegiate Library/Saunders Building Car Park)

  • Car Park View
    • The car park is located in front of Collegiate Library.
    • The nearest building(s) to this car park is/are Collegiate Library and Saunders 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 signposted and have markings which are faded.
    • There is/are 4 designated Blue Badge parking bay(s) within this car park.
    • The dimensions of the designated parking bay(s) are 252cm x 422cm (8ft 3in x 13ft 10in).
    • The dimensions of the designated bays do vary in size.
  • Charges and Restrictions View
    • This car park can be used by permit holders.
    • There are no parking charges that apply on the day.
    • Signs are not provided to give information on parking charges/restrictions.
  • Drop Off Point View
    • There is not a designated drop off point in this car park.
  • Car Park Access View
    • There is sloped access to the car park from the Collegiate Library and Saunders Building.
    • This car park is not clearly signposted from the Collegiate Library.
    • The nearest designated bay is 24m (26yd 9in) from the Collegiate Library Main Entrance.
  • Comments View
    • There are 2 Blue Badge bays located at the Collegiate Library entrance end of the car park (shown in photographs 1 and 2).
    • There are 2 Blue Badge bays located at the Saunders Building end of the car park (shown in photographs 3 and 4).
    • The nearest Blue Badge bay is 31m from the Saunders Building main entrance.
    • There is a strict Permit to Park policy on all campuses. First priority for permits is given to staff and students with disabilities. Pre-booked visitor parking is available in any designated parking space at Collegiate 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 an intercom.
    • The height of the intercom is 89cm (2ft 11in).
    • 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 100cm (3ft 3in).
  • Ramp/Slope View
    • There is a ramp/slope at this entrance.
    • The ramp/slope is located leading from the car park to the entrance.
    • The ramp/slope gradient is slight.
    • The ramp is permanent.
  • Comments View
    • A keycard is required for access between 21:00 and 06:00.
    • There is a button located on the right hand side of the door frame which can be used to slow the revolving door.
    • The height of the button is 100cm.

Outside Access (Assisted 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 an intercom.
    • The height of the intercom is 89cm (2ft 11in).
    • The main door(s) open(s) away from you (push).
    • The door(s) is / are double.
    • The door(s) is / are heavy.
    • The width of the door opening is 164cm (5ft 5in).
  • Ramp/Slope View
    • There is a ramp/slope at this entrance.
    • The ramp/slope is located leading to the entrance from the car park.
    • The ramp/slope gradient is slight.
    • The ramp is permanent.
  • Comments View
    • A member of staff will open this door when the intercom is pressed.

Reception (Main Reception)

  • The Main Reception is located ahead as you enter the building.
  • The desk is 6m (6yd 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 not a clear knee recess beneath the low/lowered counter.
  • The desk is staffed.
  • There is not a hearing assistance system.
  • There is a touch screen.
  • Comments View
    • There are security barriers to enter the library to the left of the desk (shown in photographs 4 and 5).
    • The width of the standard security barriers is 52cm.
    • There is a wide security barrier. The width of the wide security barrier is 91cm.
    • Access is by swipe card.
    • The card reader is located on top of the security barriers.
    • There are security barriers to exit the library to the right of the desk (shown in photograph 6).
    • The width of the security barriers is 90cm.
    • The touchscreen is located beyond the reception desk, next to the foyer stairs.

Reception (Hallam Helpdesk)

  • Hallam Help is located to the right as you enter the building, beyond the main reception and security barriers.
  • The desk is 16m (17yd 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.
  • Comments View
    • There are seats available at the helpdesk.
    • The seats have armrests on both sides.

Getting Around

  • Access View
    • There is step free access throughout the building via lift(s).
    • There is/are 2 clearly marked step(s), with no handrails, for access to the left hand side of the ground floor, including the journals, PC rooms, The Deli and meeting rooms 0.01 and 0.02.
    • The step(s) is/are deep (18cm+).
    • There is a slight ramp, with handrails on both sides, for access to the left hand side of the ground floor, including the journals, PC rooms, The Deli and meeting rooms 0.01 and 0.02.
    • The ramp or slope does bypass the step(s).
    • This level change is shown in photographs 5-8.
    • There is a slight ramp, with handrails on both sides, for access to the ground floor to the left from the rear of the foyer, including the lifts and toilets.
    • The width of the ramp is 126cm (4ft 2in).
    • This level change is shown in photographs 9 and 10.
    • There is a slight ramp, with a handrail on the right going up, for access to the male standard toilets and room C106 on the first floor.
    • This level change is shown in photographs 11 and 12.
    • 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 directional signage at key points of circulation routes.
    • There is some flooring in corridors which is shiny and could cause issues with glare or look slippery to some people.
    • There is good colour contrast between the walls and floor in all areas.
    • The lighting levels are varied.
    • This building does not play background music.
    • There is not a hearing assistance system.

Eating and Drinking (The Deli Collegiate Library)

  • The following information is for the cafĂ©.
  • Full table service is not available.
  • Food or drinks are not ordered from the service counter.
  • There is ample room for a wheelchair user to manoeuvre.
  • Plastic / takeaway cups are available.
  • Plastic / takeaway cutlery is available.
  • Drinking straws are available.
  • The type of food served here is salads, wraps, sandwiches and snacks.

Other Floors

  • Steps View
    • The floors which are accessible by stairs are levels 0 and 1.
    • The stairs are located to the centre of the foyer.
    • The stairs are approximately 11m from the main entrance.
    • There are 15+ steps between floors.
    • The lighting levels are medium.
    • The steps are clearly marked.
    • The steps are deep (18cm+).
    • The steps do have handrails.
    • The steps have a handrail on both sides.
    • There is a landing.
    • There is a similar staircase to the centre of the building, next to the centre lift (shown in photograph 4). There are automatic doors to access the staircase on Level 1. There are similar stairs to the rear left of the building with manual, heavy, double doors to access the staircase on all levels (shown in photographs 5 and 6). There are similar stairs to the left of the building giving access to levels -1, G (shown in photographs 7 and 8). There are similar stairs to the front left of the building giving access to levels -1, 1 with heavy, double, doors to access the staircase on all floors (shown in photographs 9 and 10).

Lift (Centre Lift)

  • There is a lift for public use.
  • The lift is located in the corridor to the rear left of the foyer, in the centre of the building.
  • The lift is a standard lift.
  • The floors which are accessible by this lift are levels 0 and 1.
  • Wall mounted information boards are not provided at lift landings.
  • The weight limit for the lift is 750.
  • The lift is approximately 20m (21yd 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 125cm x 133cm (4ft 1in x 4ft 4in).
  • There are not separate entry and exit doors in the lift.
  • There is not 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 has a hearing enhancement system.
  • 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.

Lift (Left Lift)

  • The lift is located at the rear left of the building.
  • The lift is a standard lift.
  • The floors which are accessible by this lift are levels -1, 0 and 1.
  • Wall mounted information boards are not provided at lift landings.
  • There are manual, heavy, single doors to access the lift lobby on all floors.
  • The weight limit for the lift is 650.
  • The lift is approximately 31m (33yd 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 107cm x 140cm (3ft 6in x 4ft 7in).
  • 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 have a visual floor indicator.
  • The lift does not have an audible announcer.
  • The lift does not have a hearing enhancement system.
  • 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.

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 not an ordering service.
  • The library does have computers with accessible software.
  • Auxiliary aids are available for computer users.
  • A large text keyboard, height adjustable table and height adjustable chair is / are available.
  • Equipment available for people with a visual impairment includes zoom text.
  • Comments View
    • Photographs 12-16 show 2 of the library's ATR (assistive technology resource) desks.
    • There are self return and self issue machines located throughout the library (shown in photographs 1 and 2).
    • The height to the top of the screen is 146cm.
    • The height to the scanner is 78cm.
    • The height to the return slot is 82cm.

Accessible Toilet (Foyer)

  • Accessible toilet facilities are available.
  • Location and Access View
    • There is tactile and pictorial signage on or near the toilet door.
    • This accessible toilet is approximately 18m (19yd 2ft) from the main entrance.
    • This accessible toilet is located at the rear of the foyer.
    • There is level access to this accessible toilet.
  • Features and Dimensions View
    • This is a shared toilet.
    • A key is not required for the accessible toilet.
    • The door opens outwards.
    • The door is locked by a lever twist.
    • The width of the accessible toilet door is 86cm (2ft 10in).
    • The door is heavy.
    • The dimensions of the accessible toilet are 178cm x 257cm (5ft 10in x 8ft 5in).
    • There is a clear 150cm x 150cm manoeuvring space 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 92cm (3ft).
    • There is a dropdown rail on the transfer side.
    • There is a flush, however it is not on the transfer side.
    • The tap type is lever.
    • There is a mixer tap.
    • There is an emergency pull cord alarm in the cubicle.
    • The emergency pull cord alarm is not fully functional.
    • The alarm was out of reach (higher than 10cm (4") from floor) when surveyed.
    • Disposal facilities are available in the cubicle.
    • There is a/are female sanitary and open waste paper bin disposal units.
    • There is a/are coat hook(s).
  • Position of Fixtures View
    • Wall mounted grab rails are available for the toilet.
    • As you face the toilet the wall-mounted grab rails are on the right.
    • There is a shelf within the accessible toilet.
    • The shelf is not higher than 95cm (3ft 1in).
    • There is a mirror.
    • 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 49cm (1ft 7in).
    • 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 height of the hand dryer is 108cm (3ft 7in).
    • There is not a towel dispenser.
    • 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 105cm (3ft 5in).
    • There is a wash basin.
    • The wash basin cannot be reached from seated on the toilet.
    • The wash basin is placed higher than 74cm (2ft 5in).
    • The height of the wash basin is 77cm (2ft 6in).
    • There is a soap dispenser.
    • The soap dispenser cannot be reached from seated on the toilet.
    • The height of the soap dispenser is 91cm.
  • 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 wall-mounted grab rail(s) and wall is good.
    • The contrast between the dropdown rail(s) and wall is good.
    • The toilet seat colour contrast is poor.
    • The contrast between the walls and floor is good.
    • The lighting levels are medium.

Accessible Toilet (Level 0 Left)

  • Accessible toilet facilities are available.
  • Location and Access View
    • There is tactile and pictorial signage on or near the toilet door.
    • This accessible toilet is approximately 26m (28yd 1ft) from the main entrance.
    • This accessible toilet is located to the left hand side of the building, just beyond the centre lift.
    • There is level access to this accessible toilet.
  • Features and Dimensions View
    • This is a shared toilet.
    • A key is not required for the accessible toilet.
    • The door opens inwards.
    • The door is locked by a lever twist.
    • The width of the accessible toilet door is 87cm (2ft 10in).
    • The door is heavy.
    • The dimensions of the accessible toilet are 138cm x 237cm (4ft 6in x 7ft 9in).
    • There is not a clear 150cm x 150cm manoeuvring space 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 68cm (2ft 3in).
    • There is a dropdown rail on the transfer side.
    • There is a flush, however it is not on the transfer side.
    • The tap type is lever.
    • There is a mixer tap.
    • There is an emergency pull cord alarm in the cubicle.
    • The emergency pull cord alarm is not fully functional.
    • The alarm was out of reach (higher than 10cm (4") from floor) when surveyed.
    • Disposal facilities are available in the cubicle.
    • There is a/are female sanitary and open waste paper bin disposal units.
    • There is a/are coat hook(s).
  • Position of Fixtures View
    • Wall mounted grab rails are available for the toilet.
    • As you face the toilet the wall-mounted grab rails are on the right.
    • There is a shelf within the accessible toilet.
    • The shelf is higher than 95cm (3ft 1in).
    • There is a mirror.
    • 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 48cm (1ft 7in).
    • There is a hand dryer.
    • The hand dryer cannot be reached from seated on the toilet.
    • The hand dryer is not placed higher than 100cm (3ft 3in).
    • There is not a towel dispenser.
    • 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 wash basin.
    • The wash basin can be reached from seated on the toilet.
    • The wash basin is placed higher than 74cm (2ft 5in).
    • The height of the wash basin is 77cm (2ft 6in).
    • There is a soap dispenser.
    • The soap dispenser cannot be reached from seated on the toilet.
    • The height of the soap dispenser is 90cm.
  • 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 wall-mounted grab rail(s) and wall is good.
    • The contrast between the dropdown rail(s) and wall is good.
    • The toilet seat colour contrast is poor.
    • The contrast between the walls and floor is fair.
    • The lighting levels are medium.

Standard Toilet(s)

  • There are female and male toilet facilities on level 0.
  • There are male toilet facilities on level 1.
  • Standard Toilet Surveyed View
    • A female standard toilet was surveyed.
    • The toilet surveyed is located on level 0, to the rear left of the building.
    • There is a male standard toilet in the same location.
    • The standard toilet surveyed is approximately 28m from the main entrance.
    • There is not a/are not cubicle(s) suitable for ambulant disabled people in the standard toilet(s) surveyed.
    • Lighting levels in the standard toilet surveyed are good.

Additional Info

  • Staff do not 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 normally on duty.
  • This service can be requested.