Aldeburgh Library

Victoria Road, Aldeburgh, Suffolk IP15 5EG

01728 452 502

aldeburgh.library@suffolklibraries.co.uk

www.suffolklibraries.co.uk

Guide Last Updated: 19/07/2018

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Access Guide

  • Monday 09:00 - 15:00.

  • Tuesday 09:00 - 15:00.

  • Wednesday 09:00 - 15:00.

  • Wednesday 15:00 - 18:00.

  • Thursday 09:00 - 15:00.

  • Friday 09:00 - 15:00.

  • Saturday 10:00 - 15:30.

  • Sunday Closed.

  • There is not a bus stop within 150m (164yds) of the venue.

  • The nearest National Rail station is Saxmundham.

  • The venue does have its own car park.

  • Parking is free for all users.

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

  • 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 1 Blue Badge parking bay(s) within the car park.

  • The dimensions of the Blue Badge parking bay(s) are 300cm x 410cm (9ft 10in x 13ft 5in).

  • The nearest Blue Badge bay is 6m (6yd 1ft) 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 loose chippings.

  • The car park surface is loose chippings.

  • There is not a road to cross between the car park and the entrance.

  • The car park does not have a height restriction barrier.

  • 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 100cm (3ft 3in).

  • 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 100cm (3ft 3in).

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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.

  • The ramp/slope is permanent.

  • There is not a level landing at the top of the ramp/slope.

  • The ramp does have handrails.

  • The handrails are on both sides.

  • The width of the ramp/slope is 120cm (3ft 11in).

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

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

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

  • The desk/counter does not have 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.

  • There is one self-service machine available on the right as you enter.

  • The self-service machine is at a suitable height for wheelchair users.

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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.

  • Auxiliary aids are available for computer users.

  • A height adjustable chair is / are available.

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  • Accessible toilet facilities are available.

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

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

  • This accessible toilet is approximately 15m (16yd 1ft) from the main entrance.

  • The accessible toilet is located to the right 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 80cm (2ft 7in).

  • The door is light.

  • The dimensions of the accessible toilet are 156cm x 194cm (5ft 1in x 6ft 4in).

  • There is not 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 left.

  • The lateral transfer space is 77cm (2ft 6in).

  • There is a dropdown rail on the transfer side.

  • There is a flush, however it is not on the transfer side.

  • The tap type is lever.

  • There is a mixer tap.

  • There is not an emergency alarm.

  • Disposal facilities are available in the cubicle.

  • There is a/are female sanitary and general domestic waste disposal units.

  • 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 both sides.

  • There is not a shelf within the accessible toilet.

  • There is not a mirror.

  • The height of the toilet seat above floor level is 49cm (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 105cm (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 cannot 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 poor.

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

  • The contrast between the wall-mounted grab rail(s) and wall is poor.

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

  • The contrast between the walls and floor is good.

  • The lighting levels are medium.

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  • Standard toilet facilities are available.

  • The shared toilets that were surveyed are located to the right as you enter.

  • The shared toilet(s) is/are approximately 15m (16yd 1ft) from the main entrance.

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

  • Lighting levels are medium.

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  • Staff do receive disability awareness / equality training.

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

  • An assistance dog toilet area can be provided onsite.

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