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University of St Andrews, North Street, St Andrews, KY16 9TR

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Opening Times

  • Monday 08:00 - 22:00.
  • Tuesday 08:00 - 22:00.
  • Wednesday 08:00 - 22:00.
  • Thursday 08:00 - 22:00.
  • Friday 08:00 - 22:00.
  • Saturday 10:00 - 19:00.
  • Sunday 10:00 - 22:00.

Location

  • The venue is situated outside the centre of the town.
  • This venue is situated in St Andrews.
  • The venue is not situated on a road which has a steep gradient.
  • The nearest mainline station is Leuchars.
  • There is not a bus stop within 150m (164yds) of the venue.

Parking

  • The venue does not have its own car park.

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 doors open automatically.
  • The doors are single width.
  • The door opening is 92cm (3ft 0in) wide.
  • Second set of doors View
    • There is a second set of doors.
    • The doors open automatically.
    • The doors are single width.
    • The door opening is 92cm (3ft 0in) wide.
  • Comments View
    • The single doors are push pad operated and the push pad is at a height of 90cm.
    • In between the 2 sets of single doors is a set of double doors which open towards you, are heavy and are 180cm wide.

Level Change (Main Entrance)

  • There is a ramp or slope to access this service.
  • The ramp or slope is located leading to the entrance.
  • The ramp or slope is moderate.
  • The ramp or slope is permanent.
  • There is a level landing at the top of the ramp.

Reception (Welcome Desk)

  • The reception desk is 8m (26ft 3in) from the main entrance.
  • There is level access to reception from the entrance.
  • The reception desk is low height.
  • Lighting levels are bright.
  • The desk has a lowered section.
  • There is a hearing assistance system.
  • The type of system is a portable loop.
  • Staff are trained to use system.

Inside Access

  • There is not level access to the service.
  • There is a hearing assistance system.
  • The system is a portable loop.
  • Staff are trained to use the system.
  • Lighting levels are bright.
  • Motorised scooters are allowed in public parts of the venue.

Level Change (Inside Access)

  • There is a ramp or slope to access this service.
  • The ramp or slope is located between the help desks and the lift.
  • The ramp or slope is moderate.
  • The ramp or slope is permanent.

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 on tape or disc.
  • There is an ordering service.
  • It takes approximately 21 days to process an order.
  • The library does have computers with accessible software.
  • Auxiliary aids are not available for computer users.
  • Opening Times View
    • Monday 09:00 - 21:00..
    • Tuesday 09:00 - 21:00..
    • Wednesday 09:00 - 21:00..
    • Thursday 09:00 - 21:00..
    • Friday 09:00 - 21:00..
    • Saturday 10:00 - 17:00..
    • Sunday 11:00 - 18:00..

Restaurant Bar Internal (Cafe 1413)

  • The following information is for the cafe.
  • Once inside, there is level access to the service.
  • Food is available from the bar.
  • Full table service is not available.
  • Food or drinks are ordered from the service counter.
  • Food or drinks cannot be brought to the table.
  • There is not a lowered section at the service counter.
  • No tables are permanently fixed.
  • No chairs are permanently fixed.
  • No chairs have armrests.
  • The nearest table is 13m (14yd) from the main entrance.
  • The distance between the floor and the lowest table is 74cm (2ft 5in).
  • The distance between the floor and the highest table is 110cm (3ft 7in).
  • Menus are wall only.
  • Menus are clearly written.
  • Menus are presented in contrasting colours.
  • The type of food served here is hot and cold snacks and drinks.
  • Opening Times View
    • Monday 08:30 - 20:00..
    • Tuesday 08:30 - 20:00..
    • Wednesday 08:30 - 20:00..
    • Thursday 08:30 - 20:00..
    • Friday 08:30 - 20:00..
    • Saturday 10:00 - 16:30..
    • Sunday 10:00 - 18:30..

Reception (Help Desks)

  • The reception desk is 104m (114yd) from the main entrance.
  • There is level access to reception from the entrance.
  • The reception desk is low height.
  • Lighting levels are bright.
  • The desk does not have a lowered section.
  • There is a hearing assistance system.
  • The type of system is a portable loop.
  • Staff are trained to use system.

Other Floors

  • Steps View
    • The floors which are accessible by stairs are 1-2-3-4.
    • There are 15+ steps between floors.
    • The lighting level is medium.
    • The steps are clearly marked.
    • The steps are medium.
    • The steps do have handrails.
    • The steps have a handrail on both sides.
    • There is a landing.

Lift

  • There is a lift for public use.
  • The lift is located at the rear of the building.
  • The lift is a standard lift.
  • The floors which are accessible by this lift are 1-2-3-4.
  • The lift is 30m (33yd) from main entrance.
  • Staff do need to be notified for use of the lift.
  • The clear door width is 86cm (2ft 10in).
  • The dimensions of the lift are 115cm x 155cm (3ft 9in x 5ft 1in).
  • 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 not have an audible announcer.
  • The lift controls do not have Braille markings.
  • The lift controls do have tactile markings.
  • The controls for the lift are within reach for a wheelchair user.
  • The lighting level in the lift is medium.

Accessible Toilet

  • There are accessible toilets within this venue designated for public use.
  • Location and Access View
    • The toilet is for the sole use of disabled people.
    • There is pictorial signage on or near the toilet door.
    • The accessible toilet is 26m (28yd) from the main entrance.
    • The accessible toilet is located on the right past the welcome desk.
    • There is level access to the accessible toilet.
  • Features and Dimensions View
    • This is a unisex toilet.
    • A key is required for the accessible toilet.
    • The key is not a radar key.
    • The key can be obtained from reception.
    • The door opens outwards.
    • The door is locked by a (no lock).
    • The width of the accessible toilet door is 90cm (2ft 11in).
    • The dimensions of the accessible toilet are 280cm x 175cm (9ft 2in x 5ft 9in).
    • Floor manoeuvring space is clear in the accessible toilet.
    • There is a lateral transfer space.
    • As you face the toilet pan the transfer space is on the right.
    • The lateral transfer space is 62cm (2ft 0in).
    • There is a dropdown rail on the transfer side.
    • There is a flush on the transfer side.
    • The tap type is lever.
    • There is a mixer tap.
    • There is a functional emergency alarm available.
    • Disposal facilities are not available in the cubicle.
    • There is not a coat hook.
  • Position of Fixtures View
    • Wall mounted 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 are mirrors in the accessible toilet.
    • Mirrors are 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 sink.
    • The sink cannot be reached from seated on the toilet.
    • The sink is placed higher than 74cm (2ft 5in).
    • The sink is 75cm (2ft 6in) high.
  • Colour Contrast and Lighting View
    • The contrast between the internal door and wall is fair.
    • The contrast between the external door and wall is fair.
    • The contrast between the grab rails and wall is poor.
    • The contrast between the drop down rails and wall is fair.
    • The contrast between the walls and floor is poor.
    • Lighting levels are medium.
  • Comments View
    • There are additional adapted toilets located on levels 2, 3 and 4.

Standard Toilet(s)

Additional Info

  • Staff do receive disability awareness / equality training.
  • A member of staff trained in BSL skills is not generally on duty.
  • This service can be requested.
  • Staff are Text Relay aware.
  • Comments View
    • The photographs show the gates and barrier inside the main entrance.
    • The gates are 86cm wide and the barrier is 92cm wide.