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Portadown Campus - Learning Resource Centre

Southern Regional College, 36 Lurgan Road, Portadown, County Down, BT63 5BL

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Introduction

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    • The Learning Resource Centre is located on the second floor of the Yellow Block.

Opening Times

  • Monday 08:30 - 19:00.
  • Tuesday 08:30 - 19:00.
  • Wednesday 08:30 - 17:00.
  • Thursday 08:30 - 17:00.
  • Friday 08:30 - 14:30.
  • Saturday Closed.
  • Sunday Closed.

Location

  • The venue is situated within the centre of the town.
  • This venue is situated in Portadown.
  • The nearest National Rail station is Portadown.
  • There is not a bus stop within 150m (164yds) of the venue.

Parking

  • The venue does have its own car park.
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    • Parking is free for all users.
    • The car park is located to the left when facing the main entrance.
    • 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 1 Blue Badge parking bay(s) within the car park.
    • The dimensions of the Blue Badge parking bay(s) are 370cm x 520cm (12ft 2in x 17ft 1in).
    • Designated parking bays are clearly marked.
    • The nearest Blue Badge bay is 35m (38yd 10in) 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 slopes/ramps.
    • 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.
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    • The details here are for the designated bay directly outside the building.
    • There are also a further 4 Blue Badge bays outside the Training Centre, just across the internal road from the building (shown in photograph 2).
    • These bays are 5 x 3.2 metres, and are between 50 and 60 metres from the main entrance.

Outside Access (Main Entrance)

  • This information is for the entrance located at the front of the building.
  • There is level access into the venue.
  • The main door(s) open(s) automatically (towards you).
  • The door(s) is / are double.
  • The width of the door opening is 145cm (4ft 9in).
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    • There is a second set of doors.
    • The door(s) open(s) automatically (towards you).
    • The door(s) is / are double.
    • The width of the door opening is 145cm (4ft 9in).

Other Floors (Staircase B)

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    • The floors which are accessible by stairs are LG, G, 1, 2 and 3.
    • The stairs are located next to the main lift to the right on entering from the main entrance.
    • The stairs are approximately 24m from the main entrance.
    • There are 15+ steps between floors.
    • The lighting levels are bright.
    • The steps are clearly marked.
    • The steps are medium (11cm - 17cm).
    • The steps do have handrails.
    • The steps have a handrail on both sides.
    • There is a landing.
    • There are other staircases at the rear and to the side of this staircase labelled as staircase C, D and E.

Lift (Staircase B)

  • There is a lift for public use.
  • The lift is located at the rear of the lobby.
  • The lift is a stair lift.
  • The floors which are accessible by this lift are LG and G.
  • Wall mounted information boards are not provided at lift landings.
  • The lift is approximately 17m (18yd 1ft) from the main entrance.
  • Staff do need to be notified for use of the lift.
  • The dimensions of the lift are 84cm x 98cm (2ft 9in x 3ft 3in).
  • The lift does not have a hearing loop system.
  • The lift does not have Braille markings.
  • The lift does not have tactile markings.
  • The controls for the lift are within 90cm - 120cm from the floor.
  • The lighting level in the lift is low.
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    • These platform lifts overcomes 10 medium steps that link the ground floor and the lower ground floor.

Outside Access (Learning Resource Centre Entrance)

  • This information is for the entrance located on the second floor in the corridor to the left on exiting the main lift.
  • There is level access into the venue.
  • Level access is via lift.
  • The main door(s) open(s) towards you (pull).
  • The door(s) is / are single (with a locked extension leaf).
  • The door(s) is / are heavy.
  • The width of the door opening is 105cm (3ft 5in).

Reception (Library Reception)

  • The desk/counter is 5m (5yd 1ft) from the learning resource centre entrance.
  • There is level access to the desk/counter from the entrance.
  • The lighting levels are bright.
  • The desk/counter is medium height (77cm - 109cm).
  • The desk/counter has a low (76cm or lower) section.
  • The desk/counter is not staffed.
  • 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).
  • There is a hearing assistance system.
  • The system is a portable loop.
  • Staff are trained to use the system.
  • This venue does not play background music.
  • The lighting levels are bright.
  • Motorised scooters are allowed in public parts of the venue.
  • Customers can charge scooters or wheelchairs at the venue.

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 height adjustable chair is / are available.

Level Change (Second to Third Floor Stairs)

  • There is a/are step(s) to access this area/service.
  • The step(s) is/are located at the rear of the library on the second floor.
  • There is/are 15+ step(s) to the area/service.
  • The lighting levels at the step(s) are medium.
  • The step(s) is/are clearly marked.
  • The step(s) is/are deep (18cm+).
  • 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).

Accessible Toilet

  • The nearest toilets are located within the Yellow Block.

Standard Toilet(s)

  • The nearest toilets are located within the Yellow Block.

Additional Info

  • Staff do receive disability awareness / equality training.
  • Staff are Text Relay aware.