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Banbridge Campus - Library

Southern Regional College, Castlewellan Road, Banbridge, County Down, BT32 4AY

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Introduction

  • Comments View
    • The library is located on the first floor, to the left as you exit the main lift.

Opening Times

  • Monday 08:30 - 17:00.
  • Tuesday 08:30 - 19:00.
  • Wednesday 08:30 - 17:00.
  • Thursday 08:30 - 17:00.
  • Friday 09:15 - 13:15.
  • Saturday Closed.
  • Sunday Closed.

Location

  • The venue is situated within the centre of the town.
  • This venue is situated in Banbridge.
  • The nearest mainline station is Lurgan.
  • There is not a bus stop within 150m (164yds) of the venue.
  • Comments View
    • Lurgan Station is 9 miles away from the campus, so visitors will need to get a connecting bus or taxi.

Parking

  • The venue does have its own car park.
  • Venue Car Park View
    • Parking is free for all users.
    • The car park is at the front of the venue.
    • The car park type is open air/surface.
    • Parking spaces for Blue Badge holders do not need to be booked in advance.
    • There are 4 designated parking bay(s) within the car park.
    • The dimensions of the designated parking bay(s) are 400cm x 500cm (13ft x 16ft).
    • The nearest designated bay is 9m (9yd 2ft) from the Reception entrance.
    • The furthest designated bay is 25m (27yd 13in) from the front 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.
    • The patron does not have to cross a road.
    • The car park does not have a height restriction barrier.
    • There is not a designated drop off point.
  • Comments View
    • There are three designated bays located next to the front entrance (shown in photograph 1), and one just outside the Reception entrance (shown in photograph 2).

Outside Access (Reception Entrance)

  • This information is for the entrance located on the left hand side of the building.
  • There is not level access into the venue.
  • The main doors open automatically.
  • The doors are double width.
  • The door opening is 141cm (4ft) wide.
  • Second set of doors View
    • There is a second set of doors.
    • The doors open automatically.
    • The doors are double width.
    • The door opening is 135cm (4ft) wide.
  • Comments View
    • This entrance accesses the Reception, Assembly Hall, Cafe and main lift on the lower level of the ground floor.
    • There is a platform lift available to access the main part of the ground floor from this area.

Level Change (Reception Entrance)

  • There is a ramp or slope to access this service.
  • The ramp or slope is located in front of the entrance.
  • The ramp or slope is moderate.
  • The ramp or slope is permanent.

Outside Access (Front Entrance)

  • This information is for the entrance located at the front of the building.
  • There is not level access into the venue.
  • The main doors open automatically.
  • The doors are double width.
  • The door opening is 168cm (5ft) wide.
  • Second set of doors View
    • There is a second set of doors.
    • The doors open automatically.
    • The doors are double width.
    • The door opening is 161cm (5ft) wide.
  • Comments View
    • This entrance gives access to the main level of the ground floor.

Level Change (Front Entrance)

  • There is a ramp or slope to access this service.
  • The ramp or slope is located to the left of the entrance as you face it.
  • The ramp or slope is moderate.
  • The ramp or slope is permanent.
  • The width of the ramp or slope is 103cm (3ft).
  • There are steps to access this area / service.
  • The steps are located in front of the entrance.
  • There is / are 3 step(s) to the area / service.
  • The steps are clearly marked.
  • The steps are medium.
  • The steps do have handrails.
  • The handrails are on both sides.

Level Change (Ground Floor)

  • There are steps to access this area / service.
  • The steps are located opposite the reception desk.
  • There is / are 3 step(s) to the area / service.
  • Lighting levels at the steps are medium.
  • The steps are clearly marked.
  • The steps are medium.
  • The steps do have handrails.
  • The handrails are on both sides.
  • There is a standard and / or platform lift to access this service.
  • Comments View
    • These steps link the two levels of the ground floor.
    • There is a platform lift to overcome these steps. They can also be overcome by using the two different entrances.

Lift (Ground Floor Lift)

  • There is a lift for public use.
  • The lift is located by the steps opposite the reception desk.
  • The lift is a platform lift.
  • The platform lift accesses a small level change.
  • The lift is 13m (14yd 8in) from the Reception entrance.
  • Staff do not need to be notified for use of the lift.
  • The clear door width is 93cm (3ft).
  • The dimensions of the lift are 92cm x 155cm (3ft x 5ft).
  • There are separate entry and exit doors in the lift.
  • The lift controls do not have Braille markings.
  • The lift controls do not have tactile markings.
  • The lighting level in the lift is medium.
  • Comments View
    • There is a moderate ramp in front of the lift on both levels.
    • A key is required to operate this lift, which is available from reception.
    • If the lift is required out of reception office hours, the caretaker also has a key. Please contact reception during office hours to obtain the out of hours contact details for the caretaker.

Other Floors

  • Steps View
    • The floors which are accessible by stairs are G-1.
    • There are 15+ steps between floors.
    • The lighting level is medium.
    • The steps are clearly marked.
    • The steps are medium.
    • The steps do have handrails.
    • The steps have a handrail on both sides.
    • There is a landing.
  • Comments View
    • The details here are for the stairs just past the ground floor steps and lift from the Reception entrance and reception.
    • There are also stairs in the far corner of the building, which only have a handrail on the right hand side going up, due to the lift.

Lift (Main Lift)

  • There is a lift for public use.
  • The lift is located in the reception area.
  • The lift is a platform lift.
  • The floors which are accessible by this lift are G-1.
  • The lift is 9m (9yd 2ft) from Reception entrance.
  • Staff do not need to be notified for use of the lift.
  • The clear door width is 100cm (3ft).
  • The dimensions of the lift are 98cm x 138cm (3ft x 4ft).
  • The lift controls do not have Braille markings.
  • The lift controls do not have tactile markings.
  • The controls for the lift are within reach for a wheelchair user.
  • The lighting level in the lift is medium.
  • Comments View
    • There is a moderate ramp in front of this lift on the ground floor.

Lift (Far Stairs Lift)

  • There is a lift for public use.
  • The lift is located on the stairs in the far corner of the building.
  • The lift is a platform lift.
  • The floors which are accessible by this lift are G-1.
  • The lift is 18m (19yd 2ft) from front entrance.
  • Staff do need to be notified for use of the lift.
  • The dimensions of the lift are 77cm x 97cm (2ft x 3ft).
  • The lift controls do not have Braille markings.
  • The lift controls do not have tactile markings.
  • The controls for the lift are within reach for a wheelchair user.
  • The lighting level in the lift is medium.

Outside Access (Library Entrance)

  • This information is for the entrance located on the first floor.
  • There is level access into the venue.
  • Level access is via lift.
  • The main doors open away from you (push).
  • The doors are single width.
  • The doors are heavy.
  • The door opening is 95cm (3ft 1in) wide.

Reception

  • The reception desk is 2m (6ft 7in) from the library entrance.
  • There is level access to reception from the entrance.
  • The reception desk is low height.
  • Lighting levels are medium.
  • There is a hearing assistance system.
  • The type of system is a portable loop.
  • Staff are trained to use system.

Inside Access

  • There is level access to the service.
  • Lighting levels are bright.

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 on tape or disc.
  • There is an ordering service.
  • The library does not have computers with accessible software.
  • Auxiliary aids are not available for computer users.

Accessible Toilet

  • There is an accessible toilet available in the changing place on the ground floor.
  • Please see the separate guide for the main building for more details.

Standard Toilet(s)

  • There are standard toilets available on the ground floor.
  • Please see the separate guide for the main building for more details.

Additional Info

  • Staff are Text Relay aware.