Eastleigh Library

First Floor Swan Centre, Eastleigh, Hampshire SO50 5SF

0845 603 5631

eastleigh.library@hants.gov.uk

www.hants.gov.uk/library

Guide Last Updated: 19/04/2016

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Access Guide

  • Eastleigh Library is located on the first floor of the Swan Centre.

  • Monday 09:30 - 17:00.

  • Tuesday 09:30 - 17:00.

  • Wednesday 09:30 - 17:00.

  • Thursday 09:30 - 17:00.

  • Friday 09:30 - 17:00.

  • Saturday 09:30 - 16:00.

  • Sunday Closed.

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

  • This venue is situated in Eastleigh.

  • 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 Eastleigh.

  • The venue does not have its own car park.

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

  • The name of the car park is the Swan Centre.

  • The car park is located on Wells Place.

  • 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.

  • This information is for the entrance located on Blenheim Road.

  • There is not level access into the venue.

  • The main doors open automatically.

  • The doors are double width.

  • The door opening is 178cm (5ft 10in) wide.

  • 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.

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

  • There are 15+ steps between floors.

  • The steps are clearly marked.

  • The steps are medium (11cm - 17cm).

  • The steps do have handrails.

  • The steps have a handrail on both sides.

  • There is a landing.

  • The lighting levels are bright.

  • Escalator(s) can be used to access other floors.

  • The floors which are accessible by escalator are Leisure Area-G.

  • The escalators steps are clearly marked.

  • The foot and head of the escalators are clearly marked.

  • The lighting levels are medium.

  • There is a lift for public use.

  • The lift is located in the middle of the centre.

  • The lift is a standard lift.

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

  • The lift is 38m (41yd 1ft) from the Blenheim Road entrance.

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

  • The clear door width is 108cm (3ft 7in).

  • The dimensions of the lift are 175cm x 205cm (5ft 9in x 6ft 9in).

  • 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 not have an audible announcer.

  • The controls for the lift are within 120cm from the floor.

  • The lift does have Braille markings.

  • The lift does have tactile markings.

  • The lighting level in the lift is medium.

  • This information is for the entrance located on the first floor of the Swan Centre.

  • There is level access into the venue.

  • Level access is via lift.

  • The main doors open both ways.

  • The doors are double width.

  • The doors are permanently held open.

  • The door opening is 160cm (5ft 3in) wide.

  • 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 does not have 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.

  • 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.

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

  • The 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.

  • It takes approximately 7-14 days to process an order.

  • The library does have computers with accessible software.

  • Auxiliary aids are available for computer users.

  • A large text keyboard and height adjustable table is / are available.

  • Equipment available for people with a visual impairment includes Dolphin and Supernova.

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

  • 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.