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Careers + Employment Centre

Kedleston Road Library, Kedleston Road Site, Kedleston Road, Derby, DE22 1GB

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Introduction

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    • The Careers Development Centre is located on the left hand side of the ground floor of the Library.
    • The Careers Development Centre contains cubicles that can be used for study and meetings.
    • Careers information literature is available from the Careers Development Centre.
    • There is also a Careers Development Centre office located in the Atrium, called The Hub.
    • The Hub contains interview areas, a training area and a waiting room with computer terminals.

Opening Times

  • Monday 09:00 - 17:00.
  • Tuesday 09:00 - 17:00.
  • Wednesday 09:00 - 17:00.
  • Thursday 09:00 - 17:00.
  • Friday 09:00 - 16:30.
  • Saturday Closed.
  • Sunday Closed.

Location

  • The venue is situated outside the centre of the town or city.
  • This venue is situated in Derby.
  • The venue is situated on a road which has a steep gradient.
  • The nearest National Rail station is Derby.
  • There is a bus stop within 150m (164yds) of the venue.

Parking

  • The venue does not have its own car park.
  • Comments View
    • There are separate car parks for staff, students and visitors located on the Kedleston Road campus.
    • Please see the separate guides for each car park for details.

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.
  • Second set of doors View
    • The automatic doors are push pad activated.
    • The door(s) is / are double.
    • The width of the door opening is 160cm (5ft 3in).
  • Comments View
    • There are push pads to enter and exit the building.
    • The height of both push pads is 86cm.
    • There is a manual revolving door to the right of the automatic door.

Level Change

  • There is a ramp/slope to access this area/service.
  • The ramp/slope does bypass the step(s).
  • The ramp/slope is located to the left of the building as you face 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.
  • The ramp does have handrails.
  • The handrails are on the right going up.
  • The width of the ramp/slope is 120cm (3ft 11in).
  • There is a/are step(s) to access this area/service.
  • The step(s) is/are located in front of the entrance.
  • There is/are 9 step(s) to the area/service.
  • There is not tactile paving at the top and bottom of the steps.
  • The step(s) is/are not clearly marked.
  • The step(s) is/are medium height (11cm - 17cm).
  • There is a/are handrail(s) at the step(s).
  • The handrail(s) is/are on both sides.

Outside Access (Rear Entrance)

  • This information is for the entrance located at the rear 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 94cm (3ft 1in).
  • Comments View
    • The height of the push pad to enter the building is 96cm.
    • The height of the push pad to exit the building is 89cm.
    • There is a manual revolving door to the right of the automatic door.

Level Change (Rear Entrance)

  • There is a ramp/slope to access this area/service.
  • The ramp/slope is located on the pathway leading from the road and the car parks.
  • The ramp/slope is easy.
  • The ramp/slope is permanent.

Outside Access (The Hub Entrance)

  • This information is for the entrance located on the left side of the atrium ground floor.
  • There is level access into the venue.
  • The main door(s) open(s) away from you (push).
  • The door(s) is / are double.
  • The door(s) is / are permanently held open.
  • The width of the door opening is 193cm (6ft 4in).
  • There is a small lip on the threshold of the entrance, with a height of 2cm or below.

Reception (The Hub)

  • The Hub Reception is located ahead on the right as you enter The Hub, on the ground floor of the Atrium.
  • The desk is 5m (5yd 1ft) from the Hub 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 medium.
  • The reception desk/counter is low (76cm or lower).
  • The desk is staffed.
  • There is not a hearing assistance system.

Inside Access (The Hub)

  • 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.

Level Change (Atrium Levels 1 and 2)

  • There is a ramp/slope to access this area/service.
  • The ramp/slope does bypass the step(s).
  • The ramp/slope is located ahead on the left as you enter the atrium, leading from the reception area to level 1.
  • The ramp/slope is easy.
  • The ramp/slope is permanent.
  • There is a level landing at the top of the ramp/slope.
  • The ramp does have handrails.
  • The handrails are on both sides.
  • There is a/are step(s) to access this area/service.
  • The step(s) is/are located towards the middle of the atrium ground floor, on the left.
  • There is/are 12 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 medium height (11cm - 17cm).
  • There is a/are handrail(s) at the step(s).
  • The handrail(s) is/are on both sides.
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    • There is a similar easy ramp located to the left of the first ramp to give access from level 1 to level 2 (photographs 4-6).
    • The steps give access to the central landing of the ramp between levels 1 and 2.

Outside Access (Library Entrance)

  • This information is for the entrance located on level 1 of the atrium, to the left at the top of the first ramp from the entrances.
  • There is level access into the venue.
  • The main door(s) open(s) automatically.
  • The door(s) is / are double.
  • The width of the door opening is 153cm (5ft).

Reception (Main Reception)

  • The desk/counter is 7m (7yd 1ft) from the library entrance.
  • There is level access to the desk/counter from the entrance.
  • The lighting levels are medium.
  • The desk/counter is high (110cm+).
  • The desk/counter has a low (76cm or lower) section.
  • The desk/counter is staffed.
  • There is not a hearing assistance system.
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    • There are security barriers to access the library to either side of the main reception desk.
    • Entry is to the right, exit to the left.
    • Entry is by swipe card.
    • The height of the card reader is 96cm.
    • The width of the standard barriers is 54cm.
    • There is a wide barrier for wheelchair users.
    • The width of the wider barrier is 103cm.
    • The width of the exit barrier is 101cm.

Reception (Careers + Employment Service)

  • Careers + Employment Service is located on the ground floor of the library.
  • The desk is 26m (28yd 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 medium.
  • The reception desk/counter is high (110cm+).
  • There is not a low section of the counter (76cm or below) available.
  • There is not a clear knee recess beneath the low counter.
  • The desk is staffed.
  • There is not a hearing assistance system.
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    • There is seating in the reception area.
    • The seats have armrests.

Careers + Employment Service

  • There are 2 pods in the library reserved for the Careers + Employment Service.
  • The clear height of the pod tables is 72cm.
  • The pod seats do not have armrests.
  • There are high workstations.
  • The clear height of the desks is 105cm.
  • There are 2 meeting rooms which can be booked for study or used for interviews.
  • The doors open away from you (push), are single and heavy
  • The clear width of the door openings is 87cm.
  • There are seats available in the meeting rooms.
  • The seats have armrests.
  • There is a table.
  • The height of the table is 50cm.
  • There is a height adjustable chair.

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.

Accessible Toilet (Ground Floor)

  • There are accessible toilet facilities within this venue.
  • Location and Access View
    • The toilet is for the sole use of disabled people.
    • There is pictorial signage on or near the toilet door.
    • This accessible toilet is approximately 32m (34yd 2ft) from the library entrance.
    • This accessible toilet is located ahead as you enter, in the right side of the library under the stairs.
    • There are similar toilets in the same location on the lower ground floor (photographs 3 and 4) and first floor (photographs 5 and 6).
    • There is level access to this accessible toilet.
  • Features and Dimensions View
    • This is a unisex toilet.
    • A key is not required for the accessible toilet.
    • The door opens outwards.
    • The door is locked by a twist lock.
    • The width of the accessible toilet door is 98cm (3ft 3in).
    • The door is heavy.
    • The dimensions of the accessible toilet are 146cm x 197cm (4ft 9in x 6ft 6in).
    • There is not a clear 150cm x 150cm manoeuvring space in the accessible toilet.
    • There is not a lateral transfer space.
    • The tap type is lever.
    • There is a mixer tap.
    • There is an emergency pull cord alarm in the cubicle.
    • The emergency pull cord alarm is not fully functional.
    • The alarm was out of reach (higher than 10cm (4") from floor) when surveyed.
    • Disposal facilities are available in the cubicle.
    • There is a/are female sanitary and open waste paper bin disposal units.
    • There is a/are coat hook(s).
  • Position of Fixtures View
    • Wall-mounted grab rails are available.
    • 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 45cm (1ft 6in).
    • There is a hand dryer.
    • The hand dryer cannot be reached from seated on the toilet.
    • The hand dryer is placed higher than 100cm (3ft 3in).
    • The height of the hand dryer is 117cm (3ft 10in).
    • 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 cannot be reached from seated on the toilet.
    • The wash basin is not placed higher than 74cm (2ft 5in).
  • 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 poor.
    • The contrast between the walls and floor is fair.
    • The lighting levels are medium.

Standard Toilet(s)

  • Availability and Location of Standard Toilets View
    • Standard toilet facilities are available.
    • There are male and female standard toilets facilities on all floors.
  • Access to Standard Female and Male Toilet(s) View
    • The female and male toilet facilities that were surveyed are located on the ground floor, in the right hand side of the library.
    • The female and male toilets are approximately 33m (36yd 3in) from the library entrance.
    • Inside the venue, there is level access to the female and male toilets.
    • Lighting levels are medium.

Additional Info

  • Staff do receive disability awareness / equality training.
  • Staff do not receive Deaf Awareness 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.