Tang Hall Explore Library
Fifth Avenue, York YO31 0PR
01904 552 655
Guide Last Updated: 18/04/2017
Monday 09:30 - 19:30.
Tuesday 09:30 - 17:30.
Wednesday 09:30 - 13:00.
Thursday 09:30 - 17:30.
Friday 09:30 - 17:30.
Saturday 09:00 - 13:00.
The venue is situated outside the centre of the city.
This venue is situated in York.
The venue is not situated on a road which has a steep gradient.
There is a bus stop within 150m (164yds) of the venue.
The nearest mainline station is York.
The venue does have its own car park.
Parking is free for all users.
The car park is at the front of the venue.
The car park type is open air/surface.
There are 3 designated parking bay(s) within the car park.
The dimensions of the designated parking bay(s) are 340cm x 500cm (11ft 2in x 16ft 5in).
The nearest designated bay is 20m (22yd) from the main entrance.
The furthest designated bay is 24m (26yd) from the main entrance.
The route from the car park to the entrance is accessible to a wheelchair user with assistance.
The car park surface is concrete.
There is a dropped kerb / non stepped access from the car park to the venue.
The dropped kerb does have tactile paving.
The patron does not have to cross a road.
The car park does not have a height restriction barrier.
This information is for the entrance located to the front of the building.
There is not level access into the venue.
The main doors open away from you (push).
The doors are single width.
The doors are heavy.
The door opening is 88cm (2ft 11in) wide.
There is a ramp or slope to access this service.
The ramp or slope is located to the left of the entrance.
The ramp or slope is easy.
The ramp or slope is permanent.
There is a level landing at the top of the ramp.
There are steps to access this area / service.
The steps are located to the right of the entrance.
There is / are 1 step(s) to the area / service.
The steps are clearly marked.
The steps are medium.
The steps do have handrails.
The handrails are on the left going up.
The reception desk is 5m (16ft 5in) from the main entrance.
There is level access to reception from the entrance.
The reception desk is medium height.
The desk does not have a lowered section.
Lighting levels are medium.
There is a hearing assistance system.
The type of system is a fixed loop.
Staff are trained to use system.
There is level access to the service(s).
This venue does not play background music.
Motorised scooters are allowed in public parts of the venue.
The lighting levels are medium.
There is a lift for public use.
The lift is located to the left as you enter.
The lift is a platform lift.
The floors which are accessible by this lift are G-1.
The lift is 3m (9ft 10in) from main entrance.
Staff do not need to be notified for use of the lift.
The clear door width is 90cm (2ft 11in).
The dimensions of the lift are 110cm x 140cm (3ft 7in x 4ft 7in).
There are not separate entry and exit doors in the lift.
There is not a mirror to aid reversing out of the lift.
The lift does not have a visual floor indicator.
The lift does not have an audible announcer.
The controls for the lift are within reach for a wheelchair user.
The lift controls do not have Braille markings.
The lift controls do have tactile markings.
The lighting level in the lift is medium.
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.
There is an ordering service.
The library does have computers with accessible software.
Auxiliary aids are available for computer users.
A height adjustable chair is / are available.
Equipment available for people with a visual impairment includes magnifier sheets.
There are accessible toilets within this venue designated for public use.
The toilet is not for the sole use of disabled people.
There is Braille, tactile and pictorial signage on or near the toilet door.
The accessible toilet is 4m (13ft 1in) from the lift.
The accessible toilet is located on the first floor.
There is level access to the accessible toilet.
This is by lift.
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 width of the accessible toilet door is 85cm (2ft 9in).
The door is heavy.
Floor manoeuvring space is clear in the accessible toilet.
The dimensions of the accessible toilet are 150cm x 380cm (4ft 11in x 12ft 6in).
There is a lateral transfer space.
As you face the toilet pan the transfer space is on the left.
The lateral transfer space is 80cm (2ft 7in).
There is a dropdown rail on the transfer side.
There is a flush on the transfer side.
The tap type is lever.
There is not a mixer tap.
There is a functional emergency alarm available.
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 in the accessible toilet.
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 41cm (1ft 4in).
There is a towel dispenser.
The towel dispenser cannot be reached from seated on the toilet.
The towel dispenser is placed higher than 100cm (3ft 3in).
The towel dispenser is 105cm (3ft 5in) high.
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 sink.
The sink cannot be reached from seated on the toilet.
The sink is placed higher than 74cm (2ft 5in).
The sink is 76cm (2ft 6in) high.
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.
Lighting levels are medium.