Halewood Library

The Halewood Centre, Roseheath Drive, Halewood, Knowsley, Merseyside L26 9UH

0151 443 2086

halewood.library@knowsley.gov.uk

www.knowsley.gov.uk/residents/libraries/find-your-local-library

Guide Last Updated: 11/01/2018

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Access Guide

  • Services / facilities within the building include a lending library, public access computers and photocopying and printing services.

  • Monday 10:00 - 17:00.

  • Tuesday 10:00 - 17:00.

  • Wednesday Closed.

  • Thursday 10:00 - 13:00.

  • Friday 10:00 - 17:00.

  • Saturday 10:00 - 12:30.

  • Sunday Closed.

  • The venue is in a pedestrian area.

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

  • The nearest National Rail station is Halewood.

  • The venue does have its own car park.

  • Parking is free for all users.

  • The car park is located at the front of the building.

  • The car park type is open air/surface.

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

  • There is/are 6 Blue Badge parking bay(s) within the car park.

  • The dimensions of the Blue Badge parking bay(s) are 360cm x 600cm (11ft 10in x 19ft 8in).

  • The nearest Blue Badge bay is 14m (15yd 11in) from the main entrance.

  • The furthest Blue Badge bay is 19m (20yd 2ft) from the main entrance.

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

  • Assistance may be required because there is / are slopes/ramps.

  • The car park surface is tarmac.

  • 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 single.

  • The width of the door opening is 103cm (3ft 5in).

  • There is a second set of doors.

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

  • The door(s) is / are single.

  • The width of the door opening is 108cm (3ft 7in).

  • There are bollards on the approach to the main entrance.

  • The width between bollards is 164cm.

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

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

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  • The desk/counter is 4m (4yd 1ft) from the Halewood Centre entrance.

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

  • The desk/counter is high (110cm+).

  • The desk/counter has a low (76cm or lower) section.

  • The lighting levels are medium.

  • There is a hearing assistance system.

  • The hearing system is available only on request.

  • The type of system is a portable loop.

  • Staff are trained to use the system.

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  • This information is for the entrance located on the ground floor of The Halewood Centre.

  • There is 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 155cm (5ft 1in).

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  • The desk/counter is 5m (5yd 1ft) from the Halewood Library entrance.

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

  • The desk/counter is medium height (77cm - 109cm).

  • The desk/counter has a low (76cm or lower) section.

  • The lighting levels are medium.

  • There is a hearing assistance system.

  • The type of system is a fixed loop.

  • Staff are trained to use the system.

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

  • This venue does not play background music.

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

  • The lighting levels are medium.

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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.

  • Accessible software includes JAWS.

  • Auxiliary aids are not available for computer users.

  • Equipment available for people with a visual impairment includes Screen Magnifiers.

  • There are seating areas throughout the library.

  • Some of the seating has armrests.

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  • The facility is located on the ground floor of The Halewood Centre, to the left as you enter.

  • The facility is approximately 6m (6yd 1ft) from the Halewood Centre entrance.

  • There is level access to the facility.

  • You do need a key for the facility.

  • It is a radar key.

  • The key can be obtained from the main reception desk.

  • The door opens inwards.

  • The width of the door is 95cm (3ft 1in).

  • The dimensions of the facility are 178cm x 326cm (5ft 10in x 10ft 8in).

  • The facility changing bench height is adjustable.

  • The facility changing bench is wall mounted.

  • The length of the facility changing bench is 180cm (5ft 11in).

  • The facility hoist is powered overhead.

  • The overhead hoist covers the changing bench and the toilet.

  • The sling is attached to the hoist by loop.

  • The facility toilet is corner.

  • The transfer space on the right as you face the toilet is 110cm (3ft 7in).

  • Wall mounted grab rails are available.

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

  • Drop down rails are provided.

  • As you face the toilet the drop down rail(s) is/are on the right.

  • The type of wash basin is fixed.

  • Wall mounted grab rails are available at the wash basin.

  • As you face the wash basin, the wall mounted grab rails are on both sides.

  • Disposal facilities are available.

  • A privacy screen is not available.

  • Wide tear off paper roll is not available.

  • The facility has not got a non slip floor.

  • A functioning emergency alarm is not available.

  • It is tied up and out of reach (higher than 10cm (4") from the floor).

  • The door to the changing place has a locked extension leaf.

  • Once opened the door width is increased to 121cm (3ft 10in).

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  • Standard toilet facilities are available.

  • The female toilet facilities that were surveyed are located to the left as you enter the main entrance.

  • The female toilet(s) is/are approximately 9m (9yd 2ft) from the Halewood Centre entrance.

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

  • Lighting levels are medium.

  • The male toilet facilities that were surveyed are located to the left as you enter the main entrance.

  • The male toilet(s) is/are approximately 8m (8yd 2ft) from the Halewood Centre entrance.

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

  • Lighting levels are medium.

  • Baby change facilities are located within the venue.

  • Baby change facilities are located to the left of the main reception.

  • The height of the baby change table once extended is 90cm (2ft 11in).

  • Inside the venue, there is level access to the baby change facility.

  • The parent and baby room is located in the corridor to the left of the Halewood Centre reception desk.

  • The parent and baby room is approximately 8m from The Halewood Centre entrance.

  • There is a sink in the parent and baby room.

  • The height of the sink is 90cm (2ft 10in).

  • The taps are lever mixer taps.

  • There is a chair with armrests in the parent and baby room.

  • There are disposal facilities in the parent and baby room.

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  • Staff do receive disability awareness / equality training.

  • 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.