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London College of Communication - Library

London College of Communication, Tower Block, Elephant and Castle, London, SE1 6SB

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Introduction

  • Services / facilities within the building include Library, Learning Zone, Quiet Zone, Second Floor Computer Room and Group Study Rooms.
  • The venue is located on the first floor of the Tower Block. After entering the London College and Communication and heading through the reception barriers. This area can be reached in two ways. Enter the Tower Block via the Typo Café and take the lift to the first floor (The entrance from the Typo Café is only accessible for staff and needs to be granted for students with specific access needs). From there enter the canteen area via the LCC Restaurant Entrance from the Tower Block. Step free access to the second floor can only be gained by use of the Tower Block lift. Alternatively the Library can be accessed via The Street. To do this head into the Workshop Block and take the lift to the first floor. Then exit the Workshop Block onto The Street and enter the canteen via the LCC Restaurant Entrance from The Street. Then turn right once inside the canteen area to reach the Library Main Entrance.
  • The first floor of the library is divided into two areas the Learning Zone which is accessed immediately upon entering via the main entrance and the Quiet Zone which is located to your right. The Learning Zone features the Computer and Library Information Reception and offers the use of A3 scanners, Macs and PCs. The Quiet Zone offers Books, Journals and other Library facilities. Stepped entrance is Stepped access to the LCC Restaurant is located immediately beyond the College of Communication entrance barriers in the Street. These stairs lead from the ground to the first floor. Upon reaching the first floor the LCC Restaurant Entrance from The Street will be located on your right. Upon entering the LCC Restaurant the Library main entrance will be located on your right.
  • Related link London College of Communication - Typo Cafe.
  • Http://www.disabledgo.com/access-guide/university-of-the-arts-london/london-college-of-communication---typo-cafe
  • Related link London College of Communication - Tower Block.
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  • Related link London College of Communication - LCC Restaurant and College Shop.
  • Http://www.disabledgo.com/access-guide/university-of-the-arts-london/london-college-of-communication---canteen-and-college-shop

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Useful Information

Building Parking

  • The building does have its own dedicated parking.
  • Building Car Park View
    • The car park can be used by permit holders.
    • There are no parking charges that apply on the day.
    • The car park is located to the right of the College.
    • 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 320cm x 550cm (10ft 6in x 18ft 1in).
    • The dimensions of the designated bays do vary in size.
    • Parking spaces for Blue Badge holders do need to be booked in advance.
    • The nearest designated bay is 60m (65yd 1ft) from the main 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 uneven surfaces.
    • The car park surface is tarmac.
  • Public Car Parks View
    • There is not a car park for public use within 200m (approx).
    • Clearly signed and/or standard marked parking bays are not available.
  • Drop Off Point View
    • There is not a designated drop off point.
  • Comments View
    • The bollards at the entrance can be lowered when staff are contacted via the intercom.
    • The car park can be used as a drop off point, provided staff are contacted via the intercom to have the bollards lowered.

Entrance (Library Entrance)

  • Entrance View
    • This information is for the entrance located to your right when you enter the Tower Block on the first floor.
    • There is step free access at this entrance.
    • The main door(s) open(s) automatically (towards you).
    • The automatic door(s) is / are push pad activated.
    • The door(s) is / are double.
    • The width of the door opening is 125cm (4ft 1in).
  • Comments View
    • There are security barriers immediately beyond the entrance with a width of 95cm.
    • There is an additional entrance to the left with 2 permanently held open, 125cm wide manual doors that open away from you.

Reception (Computer and Library Information)

  • Computer and Library Information Reception is located ahead as you enter in the Learning Zone.
  • The desk is 8m (8yd 2ft) 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 low (76cm or lower).
  • There is not a clear knee recess beneath the low counter.
  • The desk is staffed.
  • There is a hearing assistance system.
  • The type of system is a fixed loop.
  • The hearing assistance system is signed.
  • Staff are trained to use the system.

Getting Around

  • Access View
    • There is step free access throughout the majority of the building, via lift.
    • There is/are 1 clearly marked step(s), with no handrails, for access to journals.
    • The step(s) is/are shallow (2cm - 10cm).
    • The step can be seen in photograph 1.
    • 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 clearly written 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 not a hearing assistance system.

Reception (Library Information Reception)

  • Library Information Reception is located just inside the Silent Zone.
  • The desk is 20m (21yd 2ft) from the library entrance.
  • Clear signage for the reception area is not 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 low (76cm or lower).
  • There is not a clear knee recess beneath the low counter.
  • The desk is staffed.
  • There is a hearing assistance 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 large text keyboard, large rollerball mouse, height adjustable table and height adjustable chair is / are available.
  • Comments View
    • The assistive software on the PC is Inspiration 9, Mindview 6, NV Access, and Read & Write Gold 11.
    • The assistive software on the MAC is Claroread Plus, Inspiration 9, Read and Write Gold 5, and XMind.

Other Floors

  • Steps View
    • The floors which are accessible by stairs are 1-2.
    • There are 15+ steps between floors.
    • The lighting levels are bright.
    • 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 not a landing.
  • Comments View
    • The areas of the library located on the second floor are T2 01, T2 02A, T2 02B and T2 02C.
    • Step free access to these rooms can be gained by using the second floor entrance.

Lift (Tower Block)

  • There is a lift for public use.
  • The lift is located to the left upon entering Tower Block via the Typo Cafe.
  • The lift is a standard lift.
  • Wall mounted information boards are not provided at lift landings.
  • There are manual, heavy, double doors to access the lift lobby on all floors.
  • The lift is approximately 4m (4yd 1ft) from the Typo Cafe entrance.
  • Staff do not need to be notified for use of the lift.
  • The clear door width is 106cm (3ft 6in).
  • The dimensions of the lift are 190cm x 150cm (6ft 3in x 4ft 11in).
  • 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 does not have a hearing loop system.
  • The lift does 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 are three lifts located here two of which are standard lifts and one is an express lift. This travels to floors G-1-4-7-10-13.
    • The standard lifts travel to floors 1 - 2 - 3 - 4 - 5 - 6 - 7 - 8 - 9 - 10 - 11 - 12 -13.
    • Not all the lifts have an audible announcer.

Entrance (Second Floor Meeting and Study Rooms)

  • Entrance View
    • This information is for the entrance located to your right when you exit the Tower Block lift.
    • There is step free access at this entrance, via lift.
    • A key card is required for access at this entrance.
    • 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 120cm (3ft 11in).
  • Comments View
    • This entrance provides the only step free access to rooms T1 01, T1 02a, T1 02b and T1 02C.
    • It does not provide step free access to the rest of the Library.

Accessible Toilet

  • The nearest accessible toilet is located between the canteen area and Tower Block on the first floor.

Standard Toilet(s)

  • The nearest standard toilet is located between the canteen area and Tower Block on the first floor.