Mitchell

Granville Street, Glasgow G3 7DN

01412 872 999

libraries@glasgowlife.org.uk

www.glasgowlife.org.uk/libraries

Guide Last Updated: 20/07/2017

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Access Guide

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

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

  • The nearest mainline station is Charing Cross.

  • Monday 09:00 - 20:00.

  • Tuesday 09:00 - 20:00.

  • Wednesday 09:00 - 20:00.

  • Thursday 09:00 - 20:00.

  • Friday 09:00 - 17:00.

  • Saturday 09:00 - 17:00.

  • Sunday Closed.

  • 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 400cm x 560cm (13ft 1in x 18ft 4in).

  • On street Blue Badge parking is located in Granville Street outside the main entrance.

  • Clearly signed and / or standard marked parking bays are available.

  • The dimensions of the standard marked parking bays are 260cm x 560cm (8ft 6in x 18ft 4in).

  • Standard marked parking bays are located in Granville Street outside the main entrance.

  • There is not a designated drop off point.

  • The photograph shows the Blue Badge parking in Granville Street.

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  • This information is for the entrance located on Granville Street.

  • There is not level access into the venue.

  • The main doors open away from you (push).

  • The doors are double width.

  • The doors are permanently held open.

  • The door opening is 165cm (5ft 5in) wide.

  • There is a second set of doors.

  • The doors open automatically.

  • The doors are double width.

  • The door opening is 150cm (4ft 11in) wide.

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

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

  • The ramp or slope is easy.

  • The ramp or slope is permanent.

  • The width of the ramp or slope is 165cm (5ft 5in).

  • The 1st set of doors are always held open during opening hours.

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  • This information is for the entrance located on North Street.

  • There is not level access into the venue.

  • The main doors open both ways.

  • The doors are double width.

  • The doors are heavy.

  • The door opening is 170cm (5ft 7in) wide.

  • There is a second set of doors.

  • The doors open both ways.

  • The doors are double width.

  • The doors are heavy.

  • The door opening is 164cm (5ft 5in) wide.

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  • There are steps to access this area / service.

  • There is / are 6 step(s) to the area / service.

  • Lighting levels at the steps are bright.

  • The steps are clearly marked.

  • The steps are medium.

  • The steps do have handrails.

  • The handrails are on both sides.

  • The steps are located immediately beyond the entrance.

  • This entrance gives access to the Link Corridor on the 1st floor.

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  • The reception desk is 5m (16ft 5in) from the main entrance.

  • There is level access to reception from the entrance.

  • Lighting levels are bright.

  • There is not a hearing assistance system.

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  • There is level access to the service.

  • There is a hearing assistance system.

  • The system is a fixed loop.

  • Staff are trained to use the system.

  • This venue does not play background music.

  • Lighting levels are bright.

  • There are 5 medium, clearly marked, steps for access to the Simpson Conference Room on the ground floor.

  • There is an easy slope (width 250cm) in the Link Corridor on the 1st floor.

  • The hearing loop systems are situated in the Theatre, Learning Centre and the Conference Suites.

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  • The reception desk is 40m (44yd) from the front entrance.

  • There is level access to reception from the entrance.

  • The reception desk is medium height.

  • Lighting levels are bright.

  • There is not a hearing assistance system.

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  • This library does 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.

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  • Once inside, there is level access to the service.

  • Full table service is not available.

  • Food or drinks are ordered from the service counter.

  • Food or drinks cannot be brought to the table.

  • No tables are permanently fixed.

  • No chairs are permanently fixed.

  • The distance between the floor and the lowest table is 75cm (2ft 6in).

  • Menus are hand held only.

  • Menus are available in Braille.

  • Menus are not available in large print.

  • Menus are clearly written.

  • Menus are presented in contrasting colours.

  • The type of food served here is traditional light meals and snacks.

  • The Herald Café is situated on the ground floor.

  • It is necessary to request table menus at the counter.

  • There is an Internet Café facility adjacent to the Herald Café.

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  • There are designated spaces for wheelchair users.

  • Designated seating is located the front of the auditorium.

  • Wheelchairs are left with the patron.

  • Companions sit next to or behind the patron.

  • There is a hearing assistance system.

  • The hearing system is a fixed loop.

  • Staff are trained to use the hearing system.

  • There is a wheelchair to borrow.

  • To borrow a wheelchair,at reception.

  • Assistance dogs are allowed in the auditorium.

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  • The floors which are accessible by stairs are G-5.

  • 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 on both sides.

  • There is a landing.

  • The lighting level is bright.

  • The services on each floor are as follows:

  • G - Theatre, Herald and Internet Cafes, Conference Suites and Lending Library

  • 1 - Exhibition Rooms and Resource Unit for Visually Impaired

  • 2 - Archives/Reference and Lending

  • 3 - Learning Centre and Family History Records

  • 4 - Science, Social Sciences and Quick Reference

  • 5 - Arts, History, Literature and a Conference Suite.

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  • There is a lift for public use.

  • The lift is located adjacent to the Herald Café and the Library.

  • The lift is a standard lift.

  • The floors which are accessible by this lift are G-5.

  • The lift is 35m (38yd) from accessible entrance.

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

  • The dimensions of the lift are 110cm x 135cm (3ft 7in x 4ft 5in).

  • 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 lift controls do not have Braille markings.

  • The lift controls do not have tactile markings.

  • The lighting level in the lift is bright.

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  • There are accessible toilet facilities within this venue.

  • The toilet is for the sole use of disabled people.

  • This accessible toilet is approximately 15m (16yd 1ft) from the accessible entrance.

  • This accessible toilet is located adjacent to the auditorium.

  • 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 dimensions of the accessible toilet are 110cm x 170cm (3ft 7in x 5ft 7in).

  • There is not a lateral transfer space.

  • The tap type is lever.

  • The emergency pull cord alarm is not fully functional.

  • Disposal facilities are not available in the cubicle.

  • There is not a/are not coat hook(s).

  • Wall-mounted grab rails are available.

  • As you face the toilet the wall-mounted grab rails are on both sides.

  • There is a mirror.

  • 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 48cm (1ft 7in).

  • There is a hand dryer.

  • The hand dryer is placed higher than 100cm (3ft 3in).

  • There is not a towel dispenser.

  • There is a toilet roll holder.

  • The toilet roll holder is not placed higher than 100cm (3ft 3in).

  • There is a wash basin.

  • The wash basin is not placed higher than 74cm (2ft 5in).

  • The contrast between the walls and floor is poor.

  • The lighting levels are bright.

  • Wall mounted and drop down rails are available.

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  • There are accessible toilet facilities within this venue.

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

  • This accessible toilet is approximately 35m (38yd 10in) from the accessible entrance.

  • This accessible toilet is located adjacent to the Herald Café and the Library.

  • 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 dimensions of the accessible toilet are 180cm x 180cm (5ft 11in x 5ft 11in).

  • There is a lateral transfer space.

  • The tap type is lever.

  • The emergency pull cord alarm is fully functional.

  • Disposal facilities are available in the cubicle.

  • There is not a/are not coat hook(s).

  • There is a mirror.

  • 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 48cm (1ft 7in).

  • There is a hand dryer.

  • The hand dryer is not placed higher than 100cm (3ft 3in).

  • There is a towel dispenser.

  • There is a toilet roll holder.

  • The toilet roll holder is not placed higher than 100cm (3ft 3in).

  • There is a wash basin.

  • The wash basin is not placed higher than 74cm (2ft 5in).

  • The contrast between the walls and floor is good.

  • The lighting levels are bright.

  • There are baby changing facilities in the accessible toilet.

  • There is an additional accessible toilet situated adjacent to the standard female toilet.

  • There is also an accessible toilet in the Link Corridor on the 1st floor.

  • There are additional, level access, standard toilets on floors 2 to 5.

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  • Standard toilet facilities are available.

  • The female toilet facilities that were surveyed are located in the reception foyer.

  • The female toilet(s) is/are approximately 18m (19yd 2ft) from the accessible entrance.

  • Inside the venue, there is level access to the female toilet(s).

  • Lighting levels are bright.

  • The male toilet facilities that were surveyed are located adjacent to the main entrance.

  • The male toilet(s) is/are approximately 2m (2yd 7in) from the accessible entrance.

  • Inside the venue, there is level access to the male toilet(s).

  • Lighting levels are bright.

  • There is an additional accessible toilet situated adjacent to the standard female toilet.

  • There is also an accessible toilet in the Link Corridor on the 1st floor.

  • There are additional, level access, standard toilets on floors 2 to 5.

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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.

  • Accessible IT facilities are available in the Learning Centre.

  • There are two wheelchairs available to borrow, please contact the information desk.

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