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

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Introduction

  • Services / facilities within the building include
    • Library and Study Spaces
    .

Getting Here

  • By Road View
    • The University is situated just off the A38 Queensway to the west of Derby City. There are clearly signed routes to the M1 north and south. From either direction travel to the A38 Markeaton Island and take the exit signposted University of Derby. After 200m bear left onto the slip road and remain in the left lane. Turn left into Kedleston Road and take the right hand lane, signposted University. The main entrance is clearly signposted 100m on the right. Just inside the University grounds is the security barrier. Permit holders use the left lane, visitors use the right lane.
    • There are designated car parks for students, visitors and staff. There is also an extensive Park and ride facility at Markeaton Park served by the free Unibus service direct to the main entrance.
  • By Bus View
    • Unibus serves the Kedleston Road campus and all University owned Halls of Residence. The services also serve the railway station and the city centre. The Unibus is free for staff and students with a valid ID card and the public can also use the service at a fare of £2.
  • By Train View
    • The nearest main railway station is Derby which has local services and direct services to London, and the CrossCountry network serving England, Wales and Scotland. From Derby Station the Unibus is a direct route to the Kedleston Road site.
  • Useful Links View

Parking

  • There are separate guides for car parks for staff, students and visitors which serve all the buildings on the campus.

Outside Access (Main Entrance)

  • Entrance View
    • This information is for the entrance located at the front of the building.
    • There is ramped/sloped or stepped 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 160cm (5ft 3in).
    • There is a small lip on the threshold of the entrance, with a height of 2cm or below.
  • Ramp/Slope View
    • There is a ramp/slope at this entrance.
    • The ramp/slope is located to the left as you face the entrance.
    • The ramp or slope does bypass the step(s).
    • The ramp/slope gradient is steep.
    • The ramp is permanent.
    • There is a level landing at the top of the ramp.
    • The ramp does have handrails.
    • The handrails are on the left going up the ramp.
    • The width of the ramp is 120cm (3ft 11in).
  • Step(s) View
    • There is a / are step(s) at this entrance.
    • The step(s) is / are located in front of the entrance.
    • There is / are 9 step(s) to access the entrance.
    • There is not tactile paving at the top and bottom of the step(s).
    • The step(s) is / are clearly marked.
    • The step(s) is / are medium (11cm - 17cm).
    • The steps do have handrails.
    • The handrails are on both sides.

Entry and Exit Barriers

  • Immediately beyond the reception desk are automated barriers. There is a gate to the left for mobility impaired students and visitors which may be opened by swiping an ID card (110cm high reader) or by the reception staff. The gate is 120cm wide. The standard gates are 80cm wide and are operated by the ID card. Adjacent to the entry barriers are the exit barriers which have the same dimensions.
  • All entry to the University buildings is through these controlled barriers.

Entrance (Library Entrance)

  • Entrance View
    • This information is for the entrance located to the right on The Atrium, First Floor.
    • There is step free access at this entrance.
    • There is not a bell/buzzer.
    • There is not an intercom.
    • The main door(s) open(s) automatically (towards you).
    • The door(s) is / are double.
    • The width of the door opening is 170cm (5ft 7in).

Other Floors

  • Steps View
    • The floors which are accessible by stairs are G, 1 and 2.
    • The stairs are located in the centre of The Atrium.
    • The stairs are approximately 45m from the Main Entrance.
    • There are 8 steps between floors.
    • The lighting levels are bright.
    • The steps are clearly marked.
    • The steps are medium (11cm - 17cm).
    • The steps do have handrails.
    • The steps have a handrail on both sides.
    • There is not a landing.
  • Comments View
    • The Atrium features a ramp which serves levels 1 and 2. The ramp is in three sections each of which has a slight gradient and has handrails on both sides. The stairs meet a central landing between levels 1 and 2.

Opening Times (Library)

  • Monday 08:30 - 22:30.
  • Tuesday 08:30 - 22:30.
  • Wednesday 08:30 - 22:30.
  • Thursday 08:30 - 22:30.
  • Friday 08:30 - 19:00.
  • Saturday 10:00 - 17:00.
  • Sunday 10:00 - 17:00.

Reception (Library)

  • Library Reception is located to the left as you enter.
  • 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/lowered 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 hearing system.

Entrance barriers

  • There are barriers to the right of the entrance. The barriers are 80cm wide with a pass gate for wheelchair access which is 98cm wide. The barriers are operated by a library access card.

Getting Around

  • Access View
    • There is step free access throughout the building via lift(s).
    • There is/are 10+ clearly marked step(s), with handrails on both sides, for access to all floors.
    • The step(s) is/are medium (11cm - 17cm).
    • There is a standard lift which overcomes the steps.
    • The main staircase is in the centre of the library and serves the Lower Ground, Ground Floor and First Floor levels. (Photographs 1 and 2).
    • There is/are 10+ clearly marked step(s), with handrails on both sides, for access to all floors.
    • The step(s) is/are medium (11cm - 17cm).
    • There is a standard lift which overcomes the steps.
    • There is an enclosed stairwell serving all floors to the far left of the entrance inside the entrance barriers. (Photographs 3 and 4).
    • There are not 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 and pictorial 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.
    • The hearing system is located at the main library reception.
    • Staff are trained to use the hearing system.

Service Desk

  • There is a service desk on the Upper Ground Floor. The desk is 75cm high and has a fixed hearing loop available.

Lift

  • There is a lift for public use.
  • The lift is located to the left of the library entrance.
  • The lift is a standard lift.
  • The floors which are accessible by this lift are LG, UG,1 and 2.
  • Wall mounted information boards are provided at lift landings.
  • The lift is approximately 30m (32yd 2ft) from the Library Entrance.
  • Staff do not need to be notified for use of the lift.
  • The clear door width is 100cm (3ft 3in).
  • The dimensions of the lift are 110cm x 130cm (3ft 7in x 4ft 3in).
  • There are separate entry and exit doors in the lift.
  • There is not a mirror to aid reversing out of the lift.
  • The lift does have a visual floor indicator.
  • The lift does have an audible announcer.
  • The lift does have a hearing loop system.
  • The lift does not 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 medium.

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.
  • It takes approximately variable days to process an order.
  • The library does not 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.
  • Equipment available for people with a visual impairment includes sheet magnifiers.
  • Comments View
    • Personal arrangements will be made for any student with a requirement for adapted equipment or books.

Library Zones

  • The library has areas designated for silent, quiet or discussion study. The areas are distinguished by a colour system.
  • Red areas, which are situated on the Upper Ground Floor (entrance level) at the furthest end of the library and the whole of the 2nd floor are for silent study. (Photographs 1 and 2)
  • Orange areas are for quiet study. The First Floor is entirely a quiet zone. (Photograph 3)
  • Green areas are discussion zones. Most of the Upper Ground Floor and all of the Lower Ground Floor are discussion areas and have group work areas and flexible study spaces. (Photographs 4-7).

Accessible Toilet

  • 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 33m (36yd 3in) from the lift.
    • This accessible toilet is located in the central stairwell block adjacent to the stairs.
    • The accessible toilet is located straight ahead as you enter.
    • The Accessible toilets are situated on the Second floor (Photographs 1-3) and an identical toilet is in the same block on the Upper Ground Floor (Photographs 4 and 5).
    • There is level access to this accessible toilet.
    • This is by lift.
  • Features and Dimensions View
    • This is a shared 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 100cm (3ft 3in).
    • The door is light.
    • The dimensions of the accessible toilet are 150cm x 210cm (4ft 11in x 6ft 11in).
    • There is 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 fully functional.
    • Disposal facilities are available in the cubicle.
    • There is a/are female sanitary disposal units.
    • There is a/are coat hook(s).
    • The height of the coat hook is 137cm from the floor.
  • Position of Fixtures View
    • Wall mounted grab rails are available for the toilet.
    • 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 47cm (1ft 7in).
    • 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 125cm (4ft 1in).
    • 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 placed higher than 100cm (3ft 3in).
    • The height of the toilet roll holder is 110cm (3ft 7in).
    • There is a wash basin.
    • The wash basin cannot be reached from seated on the toilet.
    • The wash basin is placed higher than 74cm (2ft 5in).
    • The height of the wash basin is 76cm (2ft 6in).
    • There is a soap dispenser.
    • The soap dispenser cannot be reached from seated on the toilet.
    • The height of the soap dispenser is 105cm.
  • Colour Contrast and Lighting View
    • The contrast between the internal door and wall is fair.
    • The contrast between the external door and wall is good.
    • The contrast between the wall-mounted grab rail(s) and wall is fair.
    • The contrast between the dropdown rail(s) and wall is fair.
    • The toilet seat colour contrast is poor.
    • The contrast between the walls and floor is good.
    • The lighting levels are medium.

Standard Toilet(s)

  • Location of Standard Toilet(s) View
    • There are male and female standard toilets facilities on all floors.
    • There are male and female toilets on all floors in the central stairwell block.
  • Standard Toilet Surveyed View
    • A female standard toilet was surveyed.
    • The toilet surveyed is located on the Upper 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 33m from the lift.
    • There is not a/are not cubicle(s) suitable for ambulant disabled people in the standard toilet(s) surveyed.
    • Lighting levels in the standard toilet surveyed are good.