Southminster Library

Queenborough Road, Southminster, Essex CM0 7AD

0345 603 7628

Southminster.Library@essex.gov.uk

libraries.essex.gov.uk

Guide Last Updated: 14/12/2016

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Access Guide

  • Monday 09:00 - 13:00.

  • Tuesday Closed.

  • Wednesday 13:00 - 17:00.

  • Thursday 13:00 - 17:00.

  • Friday Closed.

  • Saturday 09:00 - 13:00.

  • Sunday Closed.

  • The venue is situated outside the centre of the village.

  • This venue is situated in Southminster.

  • 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 Southminster.

  • 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.

  • Parking spaces for Blue Badge holders do not need to be booked in advance.

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

  • The dimensions of the designated parking bay(s) are 350cm x 610cm (11ft 6in x 20ft 0in).

  • The nearest designated bay is 12m (13yd) from the main entrance.

  • The route from the car park to the entrance is accessible to a wheelchair user unaided.

  • The car park surface is tarmac.

  • There is a dropped kerb / non stepped access from the car park to the venue.

  • The patron does not have to cross a road.

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

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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 doors open away from you (push).

  • The doors are single width.

  • The doors are heavy.

  • The door opening is 79cm (2ft 7in) wide.

  • There is a second set of doors.

  • The doors open away from you (push).

  • The doors are double width.

  • The doors are heavy.

  • The door opening is 100cm (3ft 3in) wide.

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

  • The ramp or slope is located between the car park and 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 between the car park and the entrance.

  • There is / are 1 step(s) to the area / service.

  • Lighting levels at the steps are low.

  • The steps are clearly marked.

  • The steps are deep.

  • The steps do have handrails.

  • The handrails are on both sides.

  • The ramp is used to bypass the step.

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  • The reception desk is 2m (6ft 7in) 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 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.

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

  • 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.

  • There is an ordering service.

  • The library does have computers with accessible software.

  • Auxiliary aids are available for computer users.

  • A large rollerball mouse is / are available.

  • Equipment available for people with a visual impairment includes zoom text software.

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  • There are accessible toilet facilities within this venue.

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

  • There is pictorial signage on or near the toilet door.

  • This accessible toilet is approximately 12m (13yd 4in) from the main entrance.

  • This accessible toilet is located at the rear of the venue.

  • 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 inwards.

  • The door is locked by a twist lock.

  • The width of the accessible toilet door is 84cm (2ft 9in).

  • The door is light.

  • The dimensions of the accessible toilet are 135cm x 173cm (4ft 5in x 5ft 8in).

  • At the time of research the accessible toilet was being used for storage.

  • Standard toilets are available.

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

  • Unisex toilets are 2m (6ft 7in) from the main entrance.

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

  • Lighting levels are medium.

  • Baby change facilities are not located within the venue.

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  • Staff do receive disability awareness / equality training.

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

  • This service can be requested.

  • Audio version of library welcome guide available on request.