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Library and Food Court

Ilkeston Campus, 2 Pimlico, Ilkeston, Derbyshire, DE7 5JS

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Introduction

Opening Times (Main Building)

  • Monday 07:00 - 18:00.
  • Tuesday 07:00 - 21:00.
  • Wednesday 07:00 - 18:30.
  • Thursday 07:00 - 20:00.
  • Friday 07:00 - 18:00.
  • Saturday Closed.
  • Sunday Closed.

Opening Times (Main Reception)

  • Monday 07:30 - 18:00.
  • Tuesday 07:30 - 21:00.
  • Wednesday 07:30 - 18:00.
  • Thursday 07:30 - 20:30.
  • Friday 07:30 - 18:00.
  • Saturday Closed.
  • Sunday Closed.

Getting Here

  • By Road View
    • Approaching Ilkeston from Nottingham or Derby via the A609 follow the Town Centre signs to the traffic lights at Ilkeston Community Fire Station on the corner of the A609 and Oakwell Drive. Turn into Oakwell Drive and go straight ahead for 500m to the next set of traffic lights. Turn right into West End Drive. At the crossroads, 150m ahead go straight ahead onto Pimlico. The college is the building on your left.
    • If using arranged on-site parking turn left into New Lawn Road at the end of the college building and the car park entrance is 100m on your left. Most visitors will use the public pay and display car park which is straight ahead on Pimlico 200m on the left. Blue Badge holders do not have to pay but must display the badge. There is free parking for an hour (collect a free ticket from the machine). The tariff is displayed clearly next to the machines.
  • By Bus View
    • Buses to and from all local areas including Derby, Nottingham, Mansfield, Heanor, Sandiacre, Long Eaton and East Midlands Airport stop at Ilkeston Market Place adjacent to Erewash Borough Council Offices. At the side of the Council Office car park there is a wide, well lit, footpath through to Pimlico. The total distance is around 200m.
  • By Train View
    • Trains from Ilkeston Station serve Langley Mill, Alfreton and Chesterfield then further north or connections to the South West and Wales. Trains to the South serve Nottingham and on to Norwich or connections to London and East Coast services. All trains serving Ilkeston are operated by East Midlands Trains. Bus service 27 from Swingate to Ilkeston Market Place stops opposite the car park entrance.
  • Useful Links View

Useful Information

Site/Campus Car Park

  • Car Park View
    • The car park is located off New Lawn Road, to the rear of the building.
    • The car park type is open air/surface.
    • The car park does not have a height restriction barrier.
    • The car park surface is tarmac.
    • Designated Blue Badge parking bays are available.
    • The Blue Badge bay(s) is/are clearly marked and signposted.
    • There is/are 4 designated Blue Badge parking bay(s) within this car park.
    • The dimensions of the designated parking bay(s) are 380cm x 600cm (12ft 6in x 19ft 8in).
    • The dimensions of the designated bays do not vary in size.
  • Charges and Restrictions View
    • This car park can be used by visitors, Blue Badge holders and staff permit holders.
    • There are no parking charges that apply on the day.
  • Drop Off Point View
    • There is not a designated drop off point in this car park.
  • Car Park Access View
    • There is level access to the car park from the lower ground floor of the building.
    • This car park is clearly signposted from the main building.
    • The nearest designated bay is 18m (19yd 2ft) from the lower ground floor entrance.
  • Comments View
    • The car park is gated and requires a pass or an arrangement to enter.

Outside Access (Main Entrance)

  • Entrance View
    • This information is for the entrance located at the front of the building, on Pimlico.
    • There is step free access at this entrance.
    • There is not a bell/buzzer.
    • There is not an intercom.
    • There is not a canopy or recess which provides weather protection at this entrance.
    • The main door(s) open(s) automatically (towards you).
    • The door(s) is/are push pad activated.
    • The door(s) is / are double.
    • The width of the door opening is 175cm (5ft 9in).
    • There is a second set of doors.
    • The door(s) open(s) automatically (towards you).
    • The door(s) is / are push pad activated.
    • The door(s) is / are double.
    • The width of the door opening is 175cm (5ft 9in).

Getting Around

  • Access View
    • There is step free access throughout the building via lift(s).
    • There are doors in corridors which have to be opened manually.
  • Getting Around View
    • There is 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 a hearing assistance system.
    • The system is a fixed loop.
    • There is a fixed loop at the main reception desk. There is also a loop at the library reception desk.
  • Comments View
    • Some of the internal corridor doors are operated by staff passes only to allow students into specific areas of the building.

Entrance (Library and Food Court Entrance)

  • Entrance View
    • This information is for the entrance located to the left as you enter the main entrance.
    • 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 light.
    • The width of the door opening is 178cm (5ft 10in).

Inside Access (Library and Food Court)

  • There is level access to the service.
  • There is not a hearing assistance system.
  • This venue does not play background music.
  • The lighting levels are bright.

Reception (Library)

  • Library Reception is located to the right as you enter.
  • The desk is 4m (4yd 1ft) from the Library and Food Court 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 medium height (77cm - 109cm).
  • There is 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.
  • Opening Times View
    • Monday 08:00 - 16:30.
    • Tuesday 08:00 - 16:30.
    • Wednesday 08:00 - 16:30.
    • Thursday 08:00 - 16:30.
    • Friday 08:00 - 16:00.
    • Saturday Closed.
    • Sunday Closed.

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 not an ordering service.
  • The library does not have computers with accessible software.
  • Auxiliary aids are not available for computer users.
  • Comments View
    • Any need for accessible equipment or software is determined at enrolment and specific arrangements are made for the individual student.

Eating and Drinking (Café Verde and Starbucks)

  • The following information is for the refectory.
  • Full table service is not available.
  • Food or drinks are ordered from the service counter.
  • Food or drinks can be brought to the table.
  • Some tables are permanently fixed.
  • No chairs are permanently fixed.
  • No chairs have armrests.
  • The nearest table is 4m (4yd 1ft) from the Library and Food Court entrance.
  • The distance between the floor and the lowest table is 73cm (2ft 5in).
  • The distance between the floor and the highest table is 102cm (3ft 4in).
  • There is ample room for a wheelchair user to manoeuvre.
  • Plastic / takeaway cups are available.
  • Plastic / takeaway cutlery is available.
  • Drinking straws are available.
  • Menus are wall only.
  • Menus are not available in Braille.
  • Menus are not available in large print.
  • Picture menus are not available.
  • Menus are clearly written.
  • Menus are presented in contrasting colours.
  • The type of food served here is refectory meals and snacks.
  • Opening Times View
    • Monday 08:00 - 15:00.
    • Tuesday 08:00 - 15:00.
    • Wednesday 08:00 - 15:00.
    • Thursday 08:00 - 15:00.
    • Friday 08:00 - 15:00.
    • Saturday Closed.
    • Sunday Closed.

Accessible Toilet (Ground Floor)

  • Accessible toilet facilities are available.
  • Location and Access View
    • The toilet is not for the sole use of disabled people.
    • There is pictorial signage on or near the toilet door.
    • This accessible toilet is approximately 14m (15yd 11in) from the main entrance.
    • This accessible toilet is located off the reception foyer, to the right as you enter.
    • 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 lever twist.
    • The width of the accessible toilet door is 90cm (2ft 11in).
    • The door is heavy.
    • The dimensions of the accessible toilet are 190cm x 220cm (6ft 3in x 7ft 3in).
    • 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 88cm (2ft 11in).
    • 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 an emergency pull cord alarm in the cubicle.
    • The emergency pull cord alarm is fully functional.
    • Disposal facilities are available in the cubicle.
    • There is a/are female sanitary disposal units.
    • There is not a/are not 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 48cm (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 100cm.
  • 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 bright.
  • Comments View
    • There are lockers in the transfer space.
    • Without the lockers in the transfer space the measurement would be 125cm.

Standard Toilet(s)

  • Location of Standard Toilet(s) View
    • There are male and female standard toilets facilities on the lower ground floor, the ground floor and the first floor.
  • Standard Toilet Surveyed View
    • A female standard toilet was surveyed.
    • The toilet surveyed is located on the ground floor.
    • There is a male 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 25m from the main entrance.
    • There is a/are cubicle(s) suitable for ambulant disabled people in the standard toilet(s) surveyed.
    • There are vertical and horizontal grab rails on the left hand side only.
    • Lighting levels in the standard toilet surveyed are poor.