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Learning Resource Centre

73 Hertford Road, Enfield, Middlesex, EN3 5HA

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Getting Here

  • By Road View
    • You can use the AA route planner or Google maps to plan your journey. If you are using Google maps, please use the postcode EN3 5AL for access to the main 73 Hertford Road entrance.
      The Enfield Centre is located off Hertford Road (A1010), on the east side of Enfield.
    • Staff and visitor parking is available on site, accessed off the Hertford Road (A1010).
  • By Bus View
    • Bus stop EE is located outside the college and bus stop EJ is located opposite the college, both on the Hertford Road. These are served by routes 121, 279, 307 and N279.
  • By Train View
    • Southbury Overground station is approximately 800m/0.5 miles (a 10 minute walk) from the main entrance. To get to the Enfield Centre from the station turn right when you exit, and walk along Southbury Road, past the Tesco. At the main crossroads, turn left onto Ponders End. Continue northwards along this road, which becomes Hertford Road. The College will be on the right.
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Opening Times

  • Monday 08:30 - 17:00.
  • Tuesday 08:30 - 19:00.
  • Wednesday 08:30 - 17:00.
  • Thursday 08:30 - 19:00.
  • Friday 08:30 - 16:00.
  • Saturday Closed.
  • Sunday Closed.

Site/Campus Car Park

  • Car Park View
    • The car park is located at the front of the building.
    • The nearest building(s) to this car park is/are the Main Reception 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 325cm x 636cm (10ft 8in x 20ft 10in).
    • The dimensions of the designated bays do vary in size.
  • Charges and Restrictions View
    • This car park can be used by staff and visitors.
    • There are no parking charges.
  • Drop Off Point View
    • There is a designated drop off point in this car park.
    • There is a dropped kerb from the drop off point.
    • The dropped kerb does not have tactile paving.
  • Car Park Access View
    • There is sloped access to the car park from the Enfield Centre.
    • The nearest designated bay is 31m (33yd 2ft) from the main reception.

Building Parking (Sports Centre)

  • The building does have its own dedicated parking.
  • Building Car Park View
    • The car park can be used by anybody.
    • There are no parking charges.
    • The car park is located at the side of the building.
    • The car park type is open air/surface.
    • The car park does not have a height restriction barrier.
    • Designated Blue Badge parking bays are available.
    • There is/are 3 designated parking bay(s) within the car park.
    • The Blue Badge bay(s) is/are clearly marked.
    • The dimensions of the designated parking bay(s) are 324cm x 638cm (10ft 8in x 20ft 11in).
    • The dimensions of the designated bays do not vary in size.
    • Parking spaces for Blue Badge holders do not need to be booked in advance.
    • The nearest designated bay is 18m (19yd 2ft) from the Sports Centre entrance.
    • The route from the car park to the building is accessible to a wheelchair user with assistance.
    • Assistance may be required because there is / are dropped kerbs.
    • The dropped kerb between the car park and the building does have tactile paving.
    • The car park surface is tarmac.
  • Site/Campus Car Parks View
    • There is a site/campus car park for staff, students and visitors within approximately 200m.
    • The car park is located at the front of Enfield Building.
  • Drop Off Point View
    • There is not a designated drop off point.

Route to the LRC from the Main Entrance

  • The LRC is located to the rear of the Cafe.
  • The distance from the main entrance to the LRC is approximately 110m.
  • After entering the college via the main entrance proceed through the security barriers.
  • Exit the reception link building via the automatic doors into the courtyard.
  • Proceed straight ahead down the slope towards the rear of the courtyard.
  • When you reach the canopy turn right and go through The Hub Entrance.
  • Turn immediately left and go down the very slight slope to the Cafe entrance.
  • Go through the Cafe entrance and bear right around the pillar.
  • Take the first right turn through open double doors.
  • After the doorway turn left and follow the ramp down to the LRC entrance.

Alternative Route to the LRC from the Sports Centre Car Park

  • An alternative route to the LRC is from the Sports Centre car park.
  • The distance from the Sports Centre car park to the LRC is approximately 155m.
  • From the Blue Badge parking bays in the car park cross the car park to the dropped kerb and head towards the Sports Centre.
  • Turn left before the Sports Centre and follow the pavement around the outside of the Sports Centre.
  • Continue along the pavement until you reach a dropped kerb with tactile paving.
  • Bear diagonally left past the scaffolding and follow the footpath past the garden area.
  • Continue to follow the footpath as it turns right and left around the edge of the buildings and eventually you will reach the side entrance.
  • Go through the side entrance and the LRC entrance is immediately to the right.

Outside Access (Main Entrance)

  • Entrance View
    • This information is for the entrance located at the front of the building.
    • There is step free access at this entrance.
    • There is a canopy or recess which provides weather protection at this entrance.
    • The main door(s) open(s) automatically.
    • The door(s) is / are double.
    • The width of the door opening is 167cm (5ft 6in).
    • There is a small lip on the threshold of the entrance, with a height of 2cm or below.
    • There is a second set of doors.
    • The door(s) open(s) automatically.
    • The door(s) is / are double.
    • The width of the door opening is 168cm (5ft 6in).

Outside Access (Side Entrance)

  • Entrance View
    • This information is for the entrance located off a footpath leading to the Sports Centre.
    • There is step free access at this entrance.
    • 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.
    • The door(s) is / are double.
    • The width of the door opening is 110cm (3ft 7in).
    • There is a small lip on the threshold of the entrance, with a height of 2cm or below.
  • Comments View
    • The entrance can be used to gain access to the LRC and Cafe from the external footpath leading to the Sports Centre car park.
    • The LRC entrance is immediately beyond this entrance to the right and has level access from here.
    • There is a ramp or steps leading up to the Cafe from this entrance.

Entrance (Library Entrance)

  • Entrance View
    • This information is for the entrance located in the Cafe area.
    • There is ramped/sloped or stepped access at this entrance.
    • The main door(s) open(s) automatically.
    • The door(s) is / are double.
    • The width of the door opening is 160cm (5ft 3in).
  • Ramp/Slope View
    • There is a ramp/slope at this entrance.
    • The ramp/slope is located between the first and second set of doors.
    • The ramp/slope bypasses the steps.
    • The ramp/slope gradient is easy.
    • The ramp or slope is permanent.
    • There is a level landing at the top of the ramp.
    • The ramp does have handrails.
    • The handrails are on both sides going up.
    • The width of the ramp is 110cm.
  • Step(s) View
    • There is a/are step(s) at this entrance.
    • The step(s) is / are located immediately beyond the entrance.
    • There is / are 3 step(s) to access the entrance.
    • The step(s) is / are clearly marked.
    • The step(s) is / are medium (11cm - 17cm).
    • The steps do have handrails.
    • The handrails are on both sides going up.
  • Comments View
    • There are barriers immediately beyond the entrance with a width of 100cm.
    • The level change can be bypassed by using the side entrance which is accessed from the Sports Centre car park.

Reception

  • The Library reception is located to the left as you enter.
  • The desk is 6m (6yd 1ft) from the library 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 bright.
  • 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 counter.
  • The desk is staffed.

Getting Around (the LRC)

  • Access View
    • There is step free access throughout the area.
  • Getting Around View
    • There is not clear signage for building facilities/areas in the foyer/reception area.
    • There is no 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 loop is located in the library office.
    • The hearing system is available only on request.
    • Staff are trained to use the system.

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.
  • Comments View
    • Photographs 1 and 2 show the ground floor.
    • Photographs 3 and 4 show the first floor.

Other Floors

  • Steps View
    • The floors which are accessible by stairs are G-1.
    • There are 15+ steps between floors.
    • There are manual, heavy, single doors to access the stairwell on the first floor.
    • 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.
  • Comments View
    • There is a push pad automatic door to enter the lift lobby and stairwell on the ground floor (photograph 1).
    • There is a single heavy manual door to access the stairs on the first floor (photograph 4).

Lift (LRC)

  • There is a lift for public use.
  • The lift is located to the right as you enter.
  • The lift is a platform lift.
  • The floors which are accessible by this lift are G-1.
  • There are manual, heavy, single doors to access the lift lobby on the first floor.
  • The lift is approximately 7m (7yd 1ft) from the LRC entrance.
  • Staff do not need to be notified for use of the lift.
  • The clear door width is 90cm (2ft 11in).
  • The dimensions of the lift are 100cm x 142cm (3ft 3in x 4ft 8in).
  • 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 does not have a hearing loop 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 bright.
  • Comments View
    • There is a push pad automatic door to enter the lift lobby and stairwell on the ground floor (photograph 1).
    • The single heavy door on the first floor can be seen in photograph 4.

Accessible Toilet

  • There are not accessible toilet facilities within this venue.

Standard Toilet(s)

  • The nearest standard toilet is located within The Hub.