Bishop Auckland Library

Market Place, Bishop Auckland, County Durham DL14 7NP

01388 602 610

bishopauckland.lib@durham.gov.uk

www.durham.gov.uk/libraries

Guide Last Updated: 26/01/2017

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Access Guide

  • Monday 10:00 - 18:00.

  • Tuesday 10:00 - 17:00.

  • Wednesday 10:00 - 13:00.

  • Thursday 10:00 - 18:00.

  • Friday 10:00 - 17:00.

  • Saturday 09:30 - 12:30.

  • Sunday Closed.

  • The venue is situated within the centre of the town.

  • This venue is situated in Bishop Auckland.

  • 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 Bishop Auckland.

  • The venue does not have its own car park.

  • There is not a car park for public use within 200m (approx).

  • On street marked Blue Badge bays are available.

  • The dimensions of the marked Blue Badge bays are 365cm x 530cm (11ft x 17ft).

  • On street Blue Badge parking is located at the side of the venue.

  • Clearly signed and / or standard marked parking bays are not available.

  • There is not a designated drop off point.

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

  • There is level access into the venue.

  • The bell is not in a suitable position to allow wheelchair users to gain access.

  • The intercom is not in a suitable position to allow wheelchair users to gain access.

  • The main doors open automatically.

  • The doors are double width.

  • The door opening is 162cm (5ft 4in) wide.

  • There is a second set of doors.

  • The doors open automatically.

  • The doors are double width.

  • The door opening is 117cm (3ft 10in) wide.

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

  • There is level access to reception from the entrance.

  • The reception desk is medium height.

  • The desk has a lowered section.

  • Lighting levels are medium.

  • There is a hearing assistance system.

  • The type of system is a portable loop.

  • Staff are trained to use system.

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  • There is level access to the service.

  • This venue does not play background music.

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

  • Lighting levels are 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 on tape or disc.

  • There is an ordering service.

  • The library does have computers with accessible software.

  • Auxiliary aids are available for computer users.

  • A large text keyboard, large rollerball mouse, height adjustable table is / are available.

  • Equipment available for people with a visual impairment includes SuperNova.

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  • The floors which are accessible by stairs are LG-G-1-2.

  • There are 15+ steps between floors.

  • The steps are clearly marked.

  • The steps are medium.

  • The steps do have handrails.

  • The steps have a handrail Both.

  • There is a landing.

  • The lighting level is medium.

  • The floors which are accessible by escalator are B-LG-G-1-2-3-4-5-6.

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  • There is a lift for public use.

  • The lift is located to your right as you enter the venue.

  • The lift is a standard lift.

  • The floors which are accessible by this lift are LG-G-1-2.

  • The lift is 7m (22ft 12in) from main entrance.

  • Staff do not need to be notified for use of the lift.

  • The clear door width is 80cm (2ft 7in).

  • The dimensions of the lift are 134cm x 142cm (4ft 5in x 4ft 8in).

  • There are not separate entry and exit doors in the lift.

  • There is 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 controls for the lift are within reach for a wheelchair user.

  • The lift controls do have Braille markings.

  • The lift controls do have tactile markings.

  • The lighting level in the lift is medium.

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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 8m (8yd 2ft) 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 sliding.

  • The door is locked by a locking handle.

  • The width of the accessible toilet door is 84cm (2ft).

  • The door is heavy.

  • Floor manoeuvring space is clear in the accessible toilet.

  • The dimensions of the accessible toilet are 150cm x 190cm (4ft x 6ft).

  • There is not a lateral transfer space.

  • The tap type is lever.

  • There is a mixer tap.

  • There is not a functional emergency alarm available.

  • It is out of reach (higher than 10cm (4") from floor).

  • 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 46cm (18in).

  • 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 3").

  • There is a towel dispenser.

  • The towel dispenser can be reached from seated on the toilet.

  • The towel dispenser is not placed higher than 100cm (3ft 3in).

  • 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 3").

  • There is a sink.

  • The sink can be reached from seated on the toilet.

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

  • 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.

  • Baby change facilities are located within the venue.

  • The baby change facilities are located within the accessible toilet.

  • The height of the baby change table once extended is 85cm (2ft 9in).

  • Inside the venue, there is level access to the baby change facility.

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  • Standard toilets are available.

  • The female and male toilets are located on the first floor.

  • The female and male toilets are 5m (16ft 5in) from the lift.

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

  • This is by lift.

  • Lighting levels are medium.

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  • Staff do receive disability awareness / equality training.

  • Documents can be requested in Braille.

  • Documents can be requested in large print.

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