Local Studies Library

Margaret Macmillan Tower, Princes Way, Bradford, West Yorkshire BD1 1NN

01274 433 688

local.studies@bradford.gov.uk

www.bradford.gov.uk

Guide Last Updated: 12/04/2018

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Access Guide

  • Services / facilities within the building include The library and the West Yorkshire Archive Service.

  • Monday 09:00 - 19:00.

  • Tuesday 09:00 - 19:00.

  • Wednesday 09:00 - 19:00.

  • Thursday 09:00 - 19:00.

  • Friday 09:00 - 17:00.

  • Saturday 09:00 - 17:00.

  • Sunday Closed.

  • There is a bus stop within 150m (164yds) of the venue.

  • The nearest National Rail station is Bradford Interchange.

  • The venue does have its own car park.

  • Parking is free for all users.

  • The car park is located in front of the building.

  • The car park type is open air/surface.

  • Parking spaces for Blue Badge holders do not need to be booked in advance.

  • There is/are 4 Blue Badge parking bay(s) within the car park.

  • The dimensions of the Blue Badge parking bay(s) are 450cm x 500cm (14ft 9in x 16ft 5in).

  • The nearest Blue Badge bay is 3m (3yd 10in) from the main entrance.

  • The furthest Blue Badge bay is 16m (17yd 1ft) 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 uneven surfaces.

  • The car park surface is tarmac.

  • 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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  • This information is for the entrance located at the front of the building.

  • There is not level access into the venue.

  • The main door(s) open automatically.

  • The doors are single width.

  • The door opening is 100cm (3ft 3in) wide.

  • There is a second set of doors.

  • The door(s) open automatically.

  • The doors are single width.

  • The door opening is 113cm (3ft 8in) wide.

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  • There is a ramp or slope to access this service.

  • The ramp or slope is located to the right as you face 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.

  • The ramp does have handrails.

  • The handrails are on both sides.

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  • The desk/counter is 5m (5yd 1ft) from the main entrance.

  • There is level access to the desk/counter from the entrance.

  • The desk/counter is low (76cm or lower).

  • The lighting levels are medium.

  • There is a hearing assistance system.

  • The type of system is a fixed loop.

  • Staff are trained to use the system.

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  • There is level access to the service(s).

  • There is a hearing assistance system.

  • The hearing assistance system is available only on request.

  • The system is a fixed loop.

  • Staff are trained to use the system.

  • This venue does not play background music.

  • Motorised scooters are allowed in public parts of the venue.

  • The lighting levels are medium.

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  • 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.

  • Accessible software includes Zoomtext.

  • Auxiliary aids are available for computer users.

  • A height adjustable table and height adjustable chair is / are available.

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  • There are accessible toilets within this venue designated for public use.

  • The toilet is not for the sole use of disabled people.

  • There is pictorial signage on or near the toilet door.

  • The accessible toilet is 14m (15yd 11in) from the main entrance.

  • The accessible toilet is located to the right as you enter.

  • There is level access to the accessible toilet.

  • This is a unisex toilet.

  • A key is not required for the accessible toilet.

  • The door opens outwards.

  • The door is locked by a locking handle.

  • The width of the accessible toilet door is 97cm (3ft 2in).

  • The door weight is heavy.

  • The dimensions of the accessible toilet are 140cm x 325cm (4ft 7in x 10ft 8in).

  • There is sufficient turning space in the cubicle for a wheelchair user.

  • There is a lateral transfer space.

  • As you face the toilet pan the transfer space is on the left.

  • The lateral transfer space is 82cm (2ft 8in).

  • There is a dropdown rail on the transfer side.

  • There is not a flush on the transfer side.

  • The tap type is lever.

  • There is a mixer tap.

  • There is an emergency alarm in the cubicle.

  • The emergency alarm is fully functional.

  • It is not a push button style of alarm.

  • Disposal facilities are available in the cubicle.

  • There is not a coat hook.

  • 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.

  • 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 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 placed higher than 100cm (3ft 3in).

  • The toilet roll holder is 103cm (3ft 5in) high.

  • There is a sink.

  • The sink cannot be reached from seated on the toilet.

  • The sink is not placed higher than 74cm (2ft 5in).

  • The contrast between the external door and wall is good.

  • The contrast between the internal door and wall is good.

  • The contrast between the grab rails and wall is good.

  • The contrast between the drop down rails and wall is good.

  • The contrast between the walls and floor is good.

  • The lighting levels are bright.

  • Baby change facilities are not located within the venue.

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  • Standard toilets are available.

  • The female and male toilets are located to the right as you enter the main building.

  • The female and male toilets are 9m (9yd 2ft) from the main entrance.

  • Inside the venue, there is level access to the female and male toilets.

  • Lighting levels are bright.

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  • Staff do receive disability awareness / equality training.

  • Documents are not available in Braille.

  • Documents are not available in large print.

  • A bowl of water cannot be provided for an assistance dog.

  • A member of staff trained in BSL skills is not normally on duty.

  • This service can be requested.