Chelmsley Wood Library

West Mall, Chelmsley Wood Shopping Centre, Chelmsley Wood, Solihull B37 5TN

0121 788 4380

libraryarts@solihull.gov.uk

www.solihull.gov.uk

Guide Last Updated: 26/10/2017

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Access Guide

  • The library is located on the second floor of the shopping centre.

  • The Solihull Community Hub is based within the library.

  • Monday 09:30 - 19:00.

  • Tuesday 09:30 - 17:00.

  • Wednesday 09:30 - 17:00.

  • Thursday 09:30 - 19:00.

  • Friday 09:30 - 17:00.

  • Saturday 09:30 - 17:00.

  • Sunday Closed.

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

  • This venue is situated in Chelmsley Wood.

  • 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 Marston Green.

  • 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 Asda.

  • The car park is located off Bosworth Drive.

  • 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.

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  • This information is for the entrance located next to the Asda superstore.

  • 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 165cm (5ft 5in).

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

  • 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 G-1.

  • The escalators steps are not clearly marked.

  • The foot and head of the escalators are not clearly marked.

  • The lighting levels are bright.

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  • There is a lift for public use.

  • The lift is located beyond the entrance.

  • The lift is a standard lift.

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

  • The lift is approximately 20m (21yd 2ft) from the West 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 130cm x 150cm (4ft 3in x 4ft 11in).

  • 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 have Braille markings.

  • The lift does have tactile markings.

  • The lighting level in the lift is bright.

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  • This information is for the entrance located to the front of the venue.

  • There is level access into the venue.

  • Level access is via lift.

  • The main doors open automatically.

  • The doors are double width.

  • The door opening is 220cm (7ft 3in) wide.

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  • The desk is 17m (18yd 1ft) from the library entrance.

  • There is level access to reception from the entrance.

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

  • 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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  • There is level access to the service.

  • 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 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.

  • Auxiliary aids are available for computer users.

  • A large text keyboard and large rollerball mouse is / are available.

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  • There are accessible toilets within this venue designated for public use.

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

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

  • The accessible toilet is 20m (21yd 2ft) from the library entrance.

  • The accessible toilet is located to the right as you enter.

  • There is level access to the accessible toilet.

  • 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 the library reception desk.

  • The door opens outwards.

  • The door is locked by a locking handle.

  • The width of the accessible toilet door is 85cm (2ft 9in).

  • The door weight is heavy.

  • The dimensions of the accessible toilet are 180cm x 220cm (5ft 11in x 7ft 3in).

  • There is a lateral transfer space.

  • As you face the toilet pan the transfer space is on the right.

  • The lateral transfer space is 85cm (2ft 9in).

  • 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.

  • The emergency alarm is not fully functional.

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

  • Disposal facilities are available in the cubicle.

  • There is not a coat hook.

  • Wall mounted rails are available.

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

  • There is not a shelf within the accessible toilet.

  • There are mirrors.

  • 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 45cm (1ft 6in).

  • 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 a towel dispenser.

  • The towel dispenser cannot be reached from seated on the toilet.

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

  • The towel dispenser is 112cm (3ft 8in) high.

  • 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 sink.

  • The sink cannot be reached from seated on the toilet.

  • The sink is placed higher than 74cm (2ft 5in).

  • The height of the sink is 82cm (2ft 8in).

  • The contrast between the external door and wall is good.

  • The contrast between the internal door and wall is good.

  • The contrast between the grab rails and wall is good.

  • The contrast between the drop down rails 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.

  • The baby change facilities are located within the accessible toilet.

  • The height of the baby change table once extended is 97cm (3ft 2in).

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

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  • Standard toilets are available.

  • The female and male toilets are located to the right as you enter.

  • The female and male toilets are 20m (22yd) from the library entrance.

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

  • Lighting levels are medium.

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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 bowl of water can be provided for an assistance dog.

  • A member of staff trained in BSL skills is normally on duty.