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Peter Marsh Library (S Block)

Building 11, University of Bolton, University Way, Bolton, BL3 5AB

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Introduction

  • Services / facilities within the building include computer workstations, a computer accessibility room, a support workers room and bookable group meeting rooms.

Getting Here

  • By Road View
    • University of Bolton is located to the south east of Bolton town centre, between Derby Street (A579) and Deane Road (A676).
    • There is limited on site parking available throughout the campus for staff, students and visitors.
  • By Bus View
    • Local buses are available to Derby Street and Deane Road.
  • By Train View
    • The nearest railway station is Bolton. From the station follow the A579. The University is signed. After approximately 500m the University is on the right.

Useful Information

Building Parking

  • The building does not have its own dedicated parking.
  • Site/Campus Car Parks View
    • There is a site/campus car park for staff and visitors within approximately 200m.
    • The name of the car park is Chancellor's Car Park.
    • The car park is located on University Way.
  • Public Car Parks View
    • There is not a car park for public use within 200m (approx).
  • Drop Off Point View
    • There is a designated drop off point.
    • There is a dropped kerb from the drop off point.
    • The drop off point is located off University Way, in front of the site/campus car park.
  • Comments View
    • Photographs 1-4 show the site/campus car park.
    • Photographs 5 and 6 show the drop off point and dropped kerb.

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 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 153cm (5ft).
  • Second Set of Doors View
    • 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 153cm (5ft).
  • Ramp/Slope View
    • There is a ramp/slope at this entrance.
    • The ramp/slope is located immediately beyond the entrance.
    • The ramp/slope gradient is slight.
    • The ramp is permanent.
    • There is a level landing at the top of the ramp.
    • The ramp does not have handrails.

Entrance (Main Entrance)

  • Entrance View
    • This information is for the entrance located within the social learning zone.
    • There is step free access at this entrance.
    • The main door(s) open(s) towards you (pull).
    • The door(s) is / are double.
    • The door(s) is / are permanently held open.
    • The width of the door opening is 240cm (7ft 10in).
  • Comments View
    • There are two security barriers 103cm wide each.

Entrance (24 Hour Entrance)

  • Entrance View
    • This information is for the entrance located within the Eagle Tower.
    • There is step free access at this entrance.
    • The main door(s) open(s) automatically.
    • The door(s) is / are double.
    • The width of the door opening is 100cm (3ft 3in).
  • Comments View
    • The security barriers are 85cm wide and have security card scans 95cms high.

Entrance Group Work Area

  • This area is located just inside the main entrance.
  • This area consists of group tables 74cm high with a central wall mounted monitor, central group tables 71cm high and single computer work stations 68cm high.
  • Some chairs in this area have arm rests.

Getting Around

  • Access View
    • There is/are 3 clearly marked step(s), with handrails on both sides, for access to the main library area.
    • The step(s) is/are deep (18cm+).
    • There is a slight slope, with handrails on both sides, for access to the main library area.
    • The width of the ramp is 140cm (4ft 7in).
    • The ramp or slope does bypass the step(s).
    • This level change is shown in photographs 1 2 and 3.
    • There are doors in corridors which have to be opened manually.
  • 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.

Reception (Help Desk)

  • The Help Desk is located within the main entrance to the main library area.
  • The desk is 36m (39yd 1ft) from the main library entrance.
  • Clear signage for the reception area is visible from the entrance.
  • There is ramped access to this reception area.
  • The lighting levels in the reception area are medium.
  • The reception desk/counter is low (76cm or lower).
  • The desk is staffed.
  • There is a hearing assistance system.
  • The type of system is a portable loop.
  • The hearing system is available only on request.
  • The hearing assistance system is signed.
  • Staff are not trained to use the hearing system.
  • Opening Times View
    • Monday 08:45 - 21:00.
    • Tuesday 08:45 - 21:00.
    • Wednesday 08:45 - 21:00.
    • Thursday 08:45 - 21:00.
    • Friday 08:45 - 17:00.
    • Saturday 09:00 - 12:30.
    • Sunday Closed.

Library

  • This library does have a regular supply of books in Braille.
  • This library does have a regular supply of books in large print.
  • There is an ordering service.
  • It takes approximately 14 days to process an order.
  • 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.
  • Other computer auxiliary aids include scanners, print enlarger.
  • Comments View
    • The accessible software available includes Mindview 6, Texthelp Read and Write 11.5 Gold, Supernova 15, Dragon and Note Talker.

Law Library

  • The Law Library is located on the left from the help desk.
  • The entrance is a 150cm wide, light double door that opens away from you as you enter.
  • There are desks around the edge of the room, 70cm high.
  • There is a minimum of a 125cm walkway between the bookshelves and the floor is level throughout.

Support Workers Room

  • This room is for the use of one student and their support workers and can be booked through the library for a 2 hour period.
  • The entrance door is 75cm wide and single that opens away from you as you enter the room.
  • This room has desks 67cm high and chairs with arm rests.
  • The computer has a scanner and the same accessibility software available in the rest of the library.

Other Floors

  • Steps View
    • The floors which are accessible by stairs are G and 1.
    • The stairs are located at the rear of the library.
    • The stairs are approximately 47m 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.
  • Comments View
    • The first floor of the library can be accessed by using the first floor entrance for students with mobility issues only.

Entrance (Accessible First Floor Entrance)

  • Entrance View
    • This information is for the entrance located in Eagle Tower on the right side of the first floor.
    • There is step free access at this entrance.
    • The card reader/lock is in a suitable position to allow wheelchair users to gain access.
    • A key card is required for access at this entrance.
    • The main door(s) open(s) automatically (towards you).
    • The door(s) is / are single.
    • The width of the door opening is 85cm (2ft 9in).

Accessible Toilet

  • Accessible toilet facilities are available.
  • Location and Access View
    • There is pictorial signage on or near the toilet door.
    • This accessible toilet is approximately 35m (38yd 10in) from the out of hours entrance.
    • This accessible toilet is located on the ground floor of the library, on the rear side of the central library column, opposite the silent study area.
    • 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 sliding bolt.
    • The width of the accessible toilet door is 90cm (2ft 11in).
    • The door is light.
    • The dimensions of the accessible toilet are 174cm x 250cm (5ft 9in x 8ft 2in).
    • 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 85cm (2ft 9in).
    • 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 not an emergency pull cord alarm in the cubicle.
    • Disposal facilities are available in the cubicle.
    • There is a/are female sanitary disposal units.
    • There is a/are coat hook(s).
    • There are coat hooks in the toilet at 100cm and 140cm from the floor.
  • 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 both sides.
    • There is not a shelf within the accessible toilet.
    • 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 47cm (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 not placed higher than 74cm (2ft 5in).
    • There is a soap dispenser.
    • The soap dispenser cannot be reached from seated on the toilet.
    • The height of the soap dispenser is 85cm.
  • 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 good.
    • The contrast between the walls and floor is good.
    • The lighting levels are medium.

Standard Toilet(s)

  • Location of Standard Toilet(s) View
    • There are male and female standard toilets facilities on the ground floor.
  • Standard Toilet Surveyed View
    • A male standard toilet was surveyed.
    • The toilet surveyed is located on the front side of the central library column, opposite the law library.
    • There is a female standard toilet in the same location.
    • There is step free access to the standard toilet(s) surveyed from the entrance.
    • The standard toilet surveyed is approximately 20m from the out of hours 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.