Chipping Ongar Library

The Pleasance, High Street, Chipping Ongar, Essex CM5 9AB

0345 603 7628

ChippingOngar.Library@essex.gov.uk

www.essex.gov.uk/libraries

Guide Last Updated: 02/12/2016

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Access Guide

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

  • This venue is situated in Chipping Ongar.

  • 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 Brentwood.

  • Monday Closed.

  • Tuesday 09:00 - 18:00.

  • Wednesday 09:00 - 18:00.

  • Thursday Closed.

  • Friday 09:00 - 17:00.

  • Saturday 09:00 - 17:00.

  • Sunday Closed.

  • The venue does not have its own car park.

  • There is a car park for public use within 200m (approx).

  • The car park is located directly in front of the library.

  • On street marked Blue Badge bays are not available.

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

  • There is not a designated drop off point.

  • The pay and display car park has a designated bay 15m from the main entrance.

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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 double width.

  • The door opening is 112cm (3ft 8in) wide.

  • There is a second set of doors.

  • The door(s) open automatically.

  • The doors are double width.

  • The door opening is 112cm (3ft 8in) wide.

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

  • The ramp or slope is located in front of the entrance.

  • The ramp or slope is easy.

  • The ramp or slope is permanent.

  • There is not a level landing at the top of the ramp.

  • The ramp does not have handrails.

  • There is tactile paving on the slope leading up to the entrance.

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  • The desk is 9m (9yd 2ft) from the main entrance.

  • There is level access to reception from the entrance.

  • The reception desk is medium height (77cm - 109cm).

  • The desk has a low (76cm or lower) section.

  • The lighting levels are medium.

  • There is a hearing assistance system.

  • The hearing system is not available only on request.

  • 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.

  • 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 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.

  • Accessible software includes Zoomtext.

  • Auxiliary aids are not available for computer users.

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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 17m (18yd 1ft) from the main entrance.

  • The accessible toilet is located to the left 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 twist lock.

  • The width of the accessible toilet door is 85cm (2ft 9in).

  • The door weight is light.

  • The dimensions of the accessible toilet are 150cm x 199cm (4ft 11in x 6ft 6in).

  • 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 73cm (2ft 5in).

  • There is a dropdown rail on the transfer side.

  • There is 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 not available in the cubicle.

  • There is a coat hook.

  • The coat hook is not within 120cm (3ft 11in) from floor level.

  • 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 45cm (1ft 6in).

  • There is not a hand dryer.

  • 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 129cm (4ft 3in) 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 can 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 poor.

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

  • The contrast between the walls and floor is good.

  • The lighting levels are medium.

  • Baby change facilities are located within the venue.

  • Baby change facilities are located within the accessible toilet.

  • The height of the baby change table once extended is 99cm (3ft 3in).

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  • Standard toilets are available.

  • The female and male toilets are located to the left as you enter, behind the reception desk.

  • The female and male toilets are 20m (21yd 2ft) from the main entrance.

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

  • 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.

  • This service cannot be requested.