Petersfield Library

27 The Square, Petersfield, Hampshire GU32 3HH

0300 555 1387

clcepet@hants.gov.uk

www.hants.gov.uk/library

Guide Last Updated: 01/03/2018

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Access Guide

  • Monday 09:00 - 17:00.

  • Tuesday 09:00 - 17:00.

  • Wednesday 09:00 - 19:00.

  • Thursday 09:00 - 17:00.

  • Friday 09:00 - 19:00.

  • Saturday 09:00 - 17:00.

  • Sunday Closed.

  • There is a bus stop within 150m (164yds) of the venue.

  • The nearest National Rail station is Petersfield.

  • 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 Central Car Park.

  • The car park is located next to Waitrose in Park Road.

  • On street marked Blue Badge bays are available.

  • The dimensions of the marked Blue Badge bays are 340cm x 490cm (11ft 2in x 16ft 1in).

  • On street Blue Badge parking is located in front of the post office.

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

  • The dimensions of the standard marked parking bays are 260cm x 490cm (8ft 6in x 16ft 1in).

  • Standard marked parking bays are located in front of the post office.

  • There is not a designated drop off point.

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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(s) automatically.

  • The door(s) is / are double.

  • The width of the door opening is 140cm (4ft 7in).

  • There is a second set of doors.

  • The door(s) open(s) automatically (towards you).

  • The automatic doors are push pad activated.

  • The door(s) is / are single (with a locked extension leaf).

  • The width of the door opening is 94cm (3ft 1in).

  • The push pad button on entry is 84cm high as shown in photograph 3.

  • The push pad button on exit is 72cm high as shown in photograph 4.

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  • There is a ramp/slope to access this area/service.

  • The ramp or slope is located between the two sets of doors.

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  • The desk/counter is 6m (6yd 1ft) from the main entrance.

  • There is level access to the desk/counter from the entrance.

  • The desk/counter is low (76cm or lower).

  • The lighting levels are medium.

  • There is a hearing assistance system.

  • The type of system is a portable loop.

  • Staff are trained to use the system.

  • There is a touch screen.

  • The touch screen is at a suitable height for a wheelchair user.

  • There is also a help desk on the first floor as shown in photograph 4.

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  • There is level access to the service(s).

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

  • The lighting levels are medium.

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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 in audio format.

  • There is an ordering service.

  • The library does not have computers with accessible software.

  • Auxiliary aids are available for computer users.

  • A large text keyboard, large rollerball mouse and height adjustable chair is / are available.

  • There are children's books available in Braille and large print.

  • Adult books in Braille are available on request.

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  • The floors which are accessible by stairs are G, Mezzanine, 1.

  • There are 15+ steps between floors.

  • The steps are clearly marked.

  • The steps are deep (18cm+).

  • The steps do have handrails.

  • The steps have a handrail on both sides.

  • There is a landing.

  • The lighting levels are medium.

  • The area(s)/service(s) on the floors which are not accessible is/are the meeting and quiet area on the mezzanine level.

  • There is a quiet seating area on the mezzanine floor as shown in photograph 4.

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  • There is a lift for public use.

  • The lift is located on the left hand side of the venue, next to the stairs.

  • The lift is a standard lift.

  • The floors which are accessible by this lift are G, 1, 2.

  • The lift is approximately 16m (17yd 1ft) from the main entrance.

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

  • The clear door width is 79cm (2ft 7in).

  • The dimensions of the lift are 93cm x 133cm (3ft 1in x 4ft 4in).

  • 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 have an audible announcer.

  • The controls for the lift are within 90cm - 120cm from the floor.

  • The lift does not have Braille markings.

  • The lift does have tactile markings.

  • The lighting level in the lift is low.

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  • There is a meeting & quiet study room available to hire on the mezzanine floor level.

  • The door opens away from you, is single, heavy and 76cm wide.

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  • The children's library is located on the first floor and is 1m from the lift.

  • The door opens towards you automatically, is single with locked leaf extension and is 94cm wide.

  • The push pad on entry is 90cm high as shown in photograph 2.

  • The push pad on exit is 92cm high as shown in photograph 7.

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  • The reference and information room is located on the first floor and is 3m from lift.

  • The door opens away from you automatically, is single with locked leaf extension and is 95cm wide.

  • The push pad on entry is 85cm high as shown in photograph 2.

  • The push pad on exit is 85cm high as shown in photograph 6.

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  • Accessible toilet facilities are available.

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

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

  • This accessible toilet is approximately 9m (9yd 2ft) from the main entrance.

  • This accessible toilet is located to the left hand side as you enter.

  • 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 outwards.

  • The door is locked by a locking handle.

  • The width of the accessible toilet door is 86cm (2ft 10in).

  • The door is heavy.

  • The dimensions of the accessible toilet are 210cm x 210cm (6ft 11in x 6ft 11in).

  • 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 right.

  • The lateral transfer space is 100cm (3ft 3in).

  • 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.

  • The emergency pull cord alarm is fully functional.

  • Disposal facilities are available in the cubicle.

  • There is a/are female sanitary, clinical waste and waste paper pedal bin disposal units.

  • There is a/are coat hook(s).

  • The coat hook is within 120cm (3ft 11in) from floor level.

  • Wall-mounted grab rails are available.

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

  • There is a shelf within the accessible toilet.

  • The shelf is higher than 100cm (3ft 3in).

  • 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 not a hand dryer.

  • There is a towel dispenser.

  • The towel dispenser can be reached from seated on the toilet.

  • The towel dispenser is placed higher than 100cm (3ft 3in).

  • The height of the towel dispenser is 103cm (3ft 5in).

  • 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 wash basin.

  • The wash basin can be reached from seated on the toilet.

  • The wash basin 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 wall-mounted grab rail(s) and wall is good.

  • The contrast between the dropdown rail(s) and wall is good.

  • 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 89cm (2ft 11in).

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  • Standard toilet facilities are not available.

  • The accessible toilet is also used as the standard toilet.

  • Staff do receive disability awareness / equality training.

  • Documents can be requested in Braille.

  • Documents can be requested in large print.

  • A bowl of water can be provided for an assistance dog.

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

  • This service can be requested.

  • Home visits / services are available.