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Library and Learning Centre

Central Block, Chesterfield College, Infirmary Road, Chesterfield, S41 7NG

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Introduction

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    • The Library and Learning Centre is located on the ground floor of Central Block, accessed off the Entrance Foyer.

Opening Times

  • Monday 08:00 - 19:00.
  • Tuesday 08:00 - 18:00.
  • Wednesday 08:00 - 18:00.
  • Thursday 08:00 - 19:00.
  • Friday 08:00 - 16:30.
  • Saturday Closed.
  • Sunday Closed.

Location

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

Parking (Visitors Parking)

  • The venue does have its own car park.
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    • Parking is free for all users.
    • The car park is located to the front right of the Central Block.
    • The car park type is open air/surface.
    • Parking spaces for Blue Badge holders do need to be booked in advance.
    • There is/are 2 Blue Badge parking bay(s) within the car park.
    • The dimensions of the Blue Badge parking bay(s) are 400cm x 470cm (13ft 1in x 15ft 5in).
    • The nearest Blue Badge bay is 16m (17yd 1ft) from the main entrance.
    • The furthest Blue Badge bay is 18m (19yd 2ft) from the main entrance.
    • The route from the car park to the entrance is accessible to a wheelchair user with assistance.
    • Assistance may be required because there is / are slopes/ramps.
    • The car park surface is tarmac.
    • There is a dropped kerb between the car park and the venue.
    • The dropped kerb does not have tactile paving.
    • There is not a road to cross between the car park and the entrance.
    • The car park does not have a height restriction barrier.
    • There is not a designated drop off point.
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    • The designated bays are located to the left of the main entrance as you face it.
    • There are standard bays available here, and to the right of the entrance.
    • Staff and student car parks are available.

Outside Access (Main Entrance)

  • This information is for the entrance located at the front of the building, off Infirmary Road.
  • There is not level access into the venue.
  • The main doors open automatically.
  • The doors are double width.
  • The door opening is 180cm (5ft 11in) wide.
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    • There is a second set of doors.
    • The doors open automatically.
    • The doors are double width.
    • The door opening is 180cm (5ft 11in) wide.

Level Change (Main Entrance)

  • There is a ramp or slope to access this service.
  • The ramp or slope is located in front of the entrance.
  • The ramp or slope is moderate.
  • The ramp or slope is permanent.

Outside Access (Library Entrance)

  • This information is for the entrance located on the left hand side of the Entrance Foyer.
  • There is level access into the venue.
  • The main doors open towards you (pull).
  • The doors are double width.
  • The doors are heavy.
  • The door opening is 180cm (5ft 11in) wide.
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    • There are security barriers, 95 cm wide, just inside the entrance.

Reception

  • The reception desk is 7m (22ft 12in) from the library entrance.
  • There is level access to reception from the entrance.
  • The reception desk is medium height.
  • Lighting levels are medium.
  • The desk has a lowered section.
  • There is a hearing assistance system.
  • The type of system is a fixed loop.
  • Staff are trained to use system.

Inside Access

  • There is 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 medium.
  • Motorised scooters are allowed in public parts of the venue.
  • Customers cannot charge scooters or wheelchairs at the venue.

Library

  • This library does not have a regular supply of books in Braille.
  • This library does 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 available for computer users.
  • A height adjustable table is / are available.

Accessible Toilet

  • There is an accessible toilet available to the side of the Heartspace in the Central Block.
  • Please see the guide for the Central Block for more details.

Standard Toilet(s)

  • There are standard toilets available to the side of the Heartspace in the Central Block.
  • Please see the guide for the Central Block for more details.

Additional Info

  • Staff do receive disability awareness / equality training.
  • Documents are not available in Braille.
  • Documents are not available in large print.
  • A member of staff trained in BSL skills is not generally on duty.
  • This service can be requested.
  • Staff are Text Relay aware.