Kirkby Library

1st Floor, The Kirkby Centre, Norwich Way, Kirkby, Knowsley, Merseyside L32 8XY

0151 443 4289

kirkby.library@knowsley.gov.uk

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

Guide Last Updated: 16/01/2018

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Access Guide

  • 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 - 13:00.

  • Sunday Closed.

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

  • The nearest National Rail station is Kirkby.

  • This information is for the entrance located at the front of the building.

  • There is level access into the venue.

  • The intercom is not in a suitable position to allow wheelchair users to gain access.

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

  • The door(s) is / are double.

  • The width of the door opening is 138cm (4ft 6in).

  • There is a second set of doors.

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

  • The door(s) is / are double.

  • The width of the door opening is 136cm (4ft 6in).

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  • The floors which are accessible by stairs are G-G1.

  • 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.

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  • There is a lift for public use.

  • The lift is located to the right as you enter The Kirkby Centre entrance.

  • The lift is a standard lift.

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

  • The lift is approximately 9m (9yd 2ft) from the main entrance.

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

  • The clear door width is 89cm (2ft 11in).

  • The dimensions of the lift are 117cm x 23cm (3ft 10in x 9in).

  • There are separate entry and exit doors in the lift.

  • There is not a mirror to aid reversing out of the lift.

  • The lift does not 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 have Braille markings.

  • The lift does have tactile markings.

  • The lighting level in the lift is medium.

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

  • There is level access into the venue.

  • Level access is via lift.

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

  • The door(s) is / are double.

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

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  • The desk/counter is 12m (13yd 4in) from the 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 bright.

  • 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 not 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 bright.

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  • There is a/are step(s) to access this area/service.

  • The step(s) is/are located to the right as you face the entrance.

  • There is/are 15+ step(s) to the area/service.

  • The lighting levels at the step(s) are bright.

  • The step(s) is/are clearly marked.

  • The step(s) is/are medium height (11cm - 17cm).

  • There is a/are handrail(s) at the step(s).

  • The handrail(s) is/are on both sides.

  • There is a lift to access this area/service.

  • The lift does bypass the step(s).

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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.

  • Accessible software includes JAWS.

  • Auxiliary aids are available for computer users.

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

  • Equipment available for people with a visual impairment includes transition.

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  • There is a/are step(s) to access this area/service.

  • The step(s) is/are located to the right of reception.

  • There is/are 9 step(s) to the area/service.

  • The lighting levels at the step(s) are bright.

  • The step(s) is/are clearly marked.

  • The step(s) is/are medium height (11cm - 17cm).

  • There is a/are handrail(s) at the step(s).

  • The handrail(s) is/are on both sides.

  • There is a lift to access this area/service.

  • The lift does bypass the step(s).

  • There is a lift for public use.

  • The lift is located to the right of reception.

  • The lift is a platform lift.

  • The platform lift accesses a small level change.

  • The lift is approximately 4m (4yd 1ft) from the library entrance.

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

  • The clear door width is 80cm (2ft 7in).

  • The dimensions of the lift are 97cm x 140cm (3ft 2in x 4ft 7in).

  • There are separate entry and exit doors in the lift.

  • There is not 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 bright.

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  • There are accessible toilet facilities within this venue.

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

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

  • This accessible toilet is approximately 3m (3yd 10in) from the lift.

  • This accessible toilet is located on the first floor, opposite the lift.

  • There is level access to this accessible toilet.

  • This is by lift.

  • This is a unisex toilet.

  • A key is required for the accessible toilet.

  • The key is not a radar key.

  • The key can be obtained from reception.

  • The door opens outwards.

  • The door is locked by a twist lock.

  • The width of the accessible toilet door is 89cm (2ft 11in).

  • The door is light.

  • The dimensions of the accessible toilet are 250cm x 250cm (8ft 2in x 8ft 2in).

  • 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 170cm (5ft 7in).

  • 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 not fully functional.

  • The alarm was out of reach (higher than 10cm (4") from floor) when surveyed.

  • 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 the left.

  • There is not a shelf within the accessible toilet.

  • There is a mirror.

  • Mirrors are not placed at a lower level or at an angle for ease of use.

  • The height of the toilet seat above floor level is 49cm (1ft 7in).

  • There is a hand dryer.

  • The hand dryer cannot be reached from seated on the toilet.

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

  • There is not a towel dispenser.

  • There is not a toilet roll holder.

  • 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.

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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 female toilet(s) is/are approximately 3m (3yd 10in) from the main entrance.

  • The female and male toilets are approximately 11m (12yd 1in) from the main entrance.

  • Inside the venue, there is level access to the female and male toilets.

  • Lighting levels are bright.

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  • Staff do receive disability awareness / equality training.

  • Documents are not available in Braille.

  • Documents can be requested in large print.

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

  • An assistance dog toilet area can be provided onsite.

  • The assistance dog toilet area is located on the grassed areas surrounding the building.

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

  • Home visits / services are available.