Acomb Explore Library

Front Street, York YO24 3BZ

01904 552 651

acomb@exploreyork.org.uk

www.exploreyork.org.uk

Guide Last Updated: 28/03/2018

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Access Guide

  • Monday 09:00 - 19:30.

  • Tuesday 09:00 - 19:30.

  • Wednesday 09:00 - 14:00.

  • Thursday 09:00 - 19:30.

  • Friday 09:00 - 17:00.

  • Saturday 09:00 - 15:00.

  • Sunday Closed.

  • The nearest mainline station is York.

  • The venue does have its own car park.

  • There are 1 designated parking bay(s) within the car park.

  • The dimensions of the designated parking bay(s) are 390cm x 480cm (12ft 10in x 15ft 9in).

  • The nearest designated bay is 15m (16yd) from the main accessible entrance.

  • The car park surface is tarmac.

  • The car park does not have a height restriction barrier.

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  • There is level access into the venue.

  • The main doors open automatically.

  • The doors are double width.

  • The door opening is 120cm (3ft 11in) wide.

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  • The reception desk is 10m (32ft 10in) from the front entrance.

  • There is level access to reception from the entrance.

  • The reception desk is low height.

  • Lighting levels are bright.

  • There is a hearing assistance system.

  • The type of system is a fixed loop.

  • Staff are trained to use system.

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  • There is level access to the service.

  • There is not a hearing assistance system.

  • Lighting levels are bright.

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  • 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 have a regular supply of books in audio format.

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  • The following information is for the cafe.

  • Once inside, there is level access to the service.

  • Full table service is not available.

  • No tables are permanently fixed.

  • No chairs are permanently fixed.

  • No chairs have armrests.

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

  • The distance between the floor and the lowest table is 72cm (2ft 4in).

  • Menus are wall only.

  • Menus are not available in Braille.

  • Menus are available in large print.

  • Menus are clearly written.

  • Menus are presented in contrasting colours.

  • The type of food served here is snacks and sandwiches.

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  • The facility is located to the right as you enter.

  • The facility is 15m (16yd) from the main entrance.

  • There is level access to the facility.

  • You do not need a key for the facility.

  • The dimensions of the facility are 260cm x 470cm (8ft 6in x 15ft 5in).

  • The facility changing bench height is adjustable.

  • The facility changing bench is free standing.

  • The length of the bench is 188cm (6ft 2in).

  • The facility hoist is powered overhead.

  • The overhead hoist covers all areas in cubicle.

  • The sling is attached to the hoist by hook.

  • The facility toilet is peninsular.

  • The transfer space on the left as you face the toilet is 110cm (3ft 7in).

  • The transfer space on the right as you face the toilet is 130cm (4ft 3in).

  • Wall mounted rails are not available.

  • Drop down rails are provided.

  • As you face the toilet the drop down rails are on both sides.

  • The type of sink is fixed.

  • Wall mounted hand rails are available at the sink.

  • As you face the sink, rails are available on both sides.

  • Disposal facilities are available.

  • A privacy screen is not available.

  • Wide tear off paper roll is available.

  • The facility has a non slip floor.

  • A functioning emergency alarm is available.

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

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

  • This accessible toilet is 15m (16yd 1ft) from the accessible entrance.

  • This accessible toilet is located to the right of the reception as you enter.

  • There is level access to this 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 twist lock.

  • The door weight is light.

  • The dimensions of the accessible toilet are 262cm x 470cm (8ft 7in x 15ft 5in).

  • There is a lateral transfer space.

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

  • The lateral transfer space is 300cm (9ft 10in).

  • The tap type is twist/turn.

  • There is a mixer tap.

  • The emergency alarm is fully functional.

  • Disposal facilities are available in the cubicle.

  • Wall mounted rails are available.

  • As you face the toilet the wall mounted grab rails are on both sides.

  • 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 47cm (1ft 7in).

  • There is a towel dispenser.

  • The towel dispenser is placed higher than 100cm (3ft 3in).

  • The towel dispenser is 102cm (3ft 4in) high.

  • There is a toilet roll holder.

  • The toilet roll holder is not placed higher than 100cm (3ft 3in).

  • There is a wash basin.

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

  • The contrast between the walls and floor is good.

  • Baby change facilities are located within the venue.

  • Baby change facilities are located within the accessible toilet.

  • The accessible tolilet doubles as a changing place.

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  • Standard toilets are available.

  • The unisex toilets are located to the right as you enter the library.

  • Unisex toilets are 17m (19yd) from the main entrance.

  • Inside the venue, there is level access to the unisex toilet.

  • Lighting levels are bright.

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  • Staff do receive disability awareness / equality training.

  • A bowl of water can be provided for an assistance dog.

  • An assistance dog toilet area can be provided onsite.

  • The assistance dog toilet area is located outside the venue.

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

  • This service cannot be requested.

  • Home visits / services are not available.