Halstead Library

Bridge Street, Halstead, Essex CO9 1HU

0345 603 7628



Guide Last Updated: 06/12/2016

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Access Guide

  • Monday 09:00 - 17:00.

  • Tuesday 09:00 - 18:00.

  • Wednesday Closed.

  • Thursday 09:00 - 18:00.

  • Friday 09:00 - 17:00.

  • Saturday 09:00 - 17:00.

  • Sunday Closed.

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

  • This venue is situated in Halstead.

  • The venue is not situated on a road which has a steep gradient.

  • There is not a bus stop within 150m (164yds) of the venue.

  • The nearest mainline station is Chappel And Wakes Colne.

  • 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 not available.

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

  • There is not a designated drop off point.

  • The photograph shows the road outside the venue.

  • This information is for the entrance located to the side of the venue.

  • There is not level access into the venue.

  • The main doors open towards you (pull).

  • The doors are double width.

  • The doors are heavy.

  • The door opening is 174cm (5ft 9in) wide.

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

  • The ramp or slope is located to the left 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.

  • There are steps to access this area / service.

  • The steps are located to the right as you face the entrance.

  • There is / are 2 step(s) to the area / service.

  • Lighting levels at the steps are bright.

  • The steps are not clearly marked.

  • The steps are medium.

  • The steps do have handrails.

  • The handrails are on both sides.

  • The ramp overcomes the steps.

  • There is level access to the service.

  • There is not a hearing assistance system.

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

  • Lighting levels are medium.

  • Customers can charge scooters or wheelchairs at the venue.

  • The reception desk is 7m (22ft 12in) 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 fixed loop.

  • Staff are trained to use system.

  • 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 JAWS and Zoomtext.

  • There are not accessible toilets within this venue designated for public use.

  • Staff do receive disability awareness / equality training.

  • The photograph shows the children's area.