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Peaks Learning Resource Centre

The Sheffield College, Peaks Campus, Waterthorpe Greenway, Sheffield, S20 8LY

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Introduction

  • Services / facilities within the building include the IT Suite is located within the Learning Resource Centre.

Location

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

Opening Times

  • Monday 08:30 - 18:00.
  • Tuesday 08:30 - 18:00.
  • Wednesday 08:30 - 18:00.
  • Thursday 08:30 - 19:00.
  • Friday 08:30 - 16:00.
  • Saturday Closed.
  • Sunday Closed.

Parking

  • The venue does have its own car park.
  • Venue Car Park View
    • Parking is free for all users.
    • The car park is located in front of the building.
    • 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 5 Blue Badge parking bay(s) within the car park.
    • The dimensions of the Blue Badge parking bay(s) are 360cm x 610cm (11ft 10in x 20ft).
    • Designated parking bays are clearly marked.
    • The nearest Blue Badge bay is 6m (6yd 1ft) from the main entrance.
    • The furthest Blue Badge bay is 25m (27yd 1ft) 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 a dropped kerb between the car park and the venue.
    • The dropped kerb does have tactile paving.
    • 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.

Outside Access (Main Entrance)

  • This information is for the entrance located at the front of the building.
  • There is not level access into the venue.
  • The main door(s) open(s) automatically.
  • The door(s) is / are single.
  • The width of the door opening is 125cm (4ft 1in).
  • Second set of doors View
    • There is a second set of doors.
    • The door(s) open(s) automatically.
    • The door(s) is / are single.
    • The width of the door opening is 143cm (4ft 8in).

Level Change (Main Entrance)

  • There is a ramp/slope to access this area/service.
  • The ramp/slope is located on the paving in front of the entrance.
  • The ramp/slope is moderate.
  • The ramp/slope is permanent.
  • There is not a level landing at the top of the ramp/slope.

Other Floors

  • Steps View
    • The floors which are accessible by stairs are G, 1, 2.
    • The stairs are located ahead as you enter the building, immediately ahead of the security barriers.
    • The stairs are approximately 8m from the main entrance.
    • There are 15+ steps between floors.
    • The lighting levels are medium.
    • 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 additional similar staircases towards the far end of both wings of the building. The additional staircases are accessed by keycard.

Lift

  • There is a lift for public use.
  • The lift is located off the foyer, to the right.
  • The lift is a standard lift.
  • The floors which are accessible by this lift are G, 1, 2.
  • The lift is approximately 11m (12yd 1in) 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 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 medium.

Outside Access (Learning Resource Centre Entrance)

  • This information is for the entrance located on the second floor of Peaks Campus, to the right as you exit the 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 double.
  • The door(s) is / are heavy.
  • The width of the door opening is 174cm (5ft 9in).
  • Comments View
    • There are security barriers just past the main doors.
    • The width of the barriers is 97cm.

Reception

  • The desk/counter is 2m (2yd 7in) from the Learning Resource Centre entrance.
  • There is level access to the desk/counter from the entrance.
  • The lighting levels are medium.
  • The desk/counter is medium height (77cm - 109cm).
  • The desk/counter does not have a low (76cm or lower) section.
  • The desk/counter is staffed.
  • There is not a hearing assistance system.

Inside Access

  • There is level access to the service(s).
  • There is not a hearing assistance system.
  • This venue does not play background music.
  • The lighting levels are medium.
  • Motorised scooters are allowed in public parts of the venue.
  • Customers cannot 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 have a regular supply of books in audio format.
  • There is an ordering service.
  • It takes approximately 1-14 days to process an order.
  • The library does have computers with accessible software.
  • Auxiliary aids are available for computer users.
  • A height adjustable chair is / are available.
  • Other computer auxiliary aids include screens with large print format.
  • Equipment available for people with a visual impairment includes irlen - coloured overlays.
  • Comments View
    • Quick Scan software is available.
    • Large Print and Braille books can be ordered.

Accessible Toilet

  • The nearest accessible toilet is located just outside the Learning Resource Centre entrance, on the second floor of The Peaks Centre, about 12 metres away.

Standard Toilet(s)

  • The nearest standard toilets are located just outside the Learning Resource Centre entrance, on the second floor of The Peaks Centre, about 8 metres away.

Additional Info

  • Staff do 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 generally on duty.
  • This service can be requested.
  • Staff are Text Relay aware.