Felixstowe Library

Crescent Road, Felixstowe, Suffolk IP11 7BY

01394 694 880

felixstowe.library@suffolklibraries.co.uk

www.suffolklibraries.co.uk

Guide Last Updated: 01/08/2017

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Access Guide

  • Services / facilities within the building include the library, meeting rooms and rooms for hire.

  • Monday 10:00 - 16:00.

  • Tuesday 09:00 - 17:30.

  • Wednesday 09:00 - 19:30.

  • Thursday 09:00 - 17:30.

  • Friday 09:00 - 17:30.

  • Saturday 09:00 - 17:00.

  • Sunday 10:00 - 16:00.

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

  • This venue is situated in Felixstowe.

  • 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 Felixstowe.

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  • 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 Crescent Road.

  • The car park is located on Crescent Road.

  • 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.

  • There is 10 Blue Badge parking bays in Crescent Road car park with the closet bay being 20m away and the furthest bay being 35m away from the venue.

  • The Blue Badge bays measure 360cm x 490cm.

  • There is dropped kerbs and a pedestrian crossing to cross to reach the library.

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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 doors open automatically.

  • The doors are double width.

  • The door opening is 130cm (4ft 3in) wide.

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  • There is a ramp or slope to access this service.

  • The ramp or slope is located to the left of the entrance.

  • The ramp or slope is moderate.

  • The ramp or slope is permanent.

  • There is a level landing at the top of the ramp.

  • The width of the ramp or slope is 110cm (3ft 7in).

  • There are steps to access this area / service.

  • The steps are located to the right of the entrance.

  • There is / are 2 step(s) to the area / service.

  • The steps are clearly marked.

  • The steps are medium.

  • The steps do have handrails.

  • The handrails are on both sides.

  • The ramp overcomes the steps.

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  • The desk/counter is 11m (12yd 1in) 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 has a low (76cm or lower) section.

  • The lighting levels are bright.

  • There is a touch screen.

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

  • There is 3 self service machines to your left as you enter the library from the main entrance.

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  • The desk is 15m (16yd 1ft) from the main entrance.

  • There is level access to reception from the entrance.

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

  • The lighting levels are bright.

  • There is not a hearing assistance system.

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

  • There is a hearing assistance system.

  • The system is a fixed loop.

  • Staff are trained to use the system.

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

  • The lighting levels are bright.

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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.

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  • The following information is for the cafe.

  • The bar does serve food.

  • Full table service is not available.

  • Food or drinks are ordered from the service counter.

  • Food or drinks can be brought to the table.

  • There is not a lowered section at the service counter.

  • Some chairs are permanently fixed.

  • Some chairs have armrests.

  • The nearest table is 15m (16yd) from the main entrance.

  • The distance between the floor and the lowest table is 74cm (2ft 5in).

  • The distance between the floor and the highest table is 100cm (3ft 3in).

  • There is ample room for a wheelchair user to manoeuvre.

  • Menus are hand held only.

  • Menus are not available in Braille.

  • Menus are not available in large print.

  • Picture menus are not available.

  • Menus are clearly written.

  • Menus are presented in contrasting colours.

  • The type of food served here is hot and cold snacks only.

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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.

  • The steps do have handrails.

  • The steps have a handrail on both sides.

  • There is a landing.

  • The lighting level is bright.

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  • There is a lift for public use.

  • The lift is located at the rear of the venue.

  • The lift is a standard lift.

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

  • The lift is 12m (13yd) from main entrance.

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

  • The clear door width is 92cm (3ft 0in).

  • The dimensions of the lift are 110cm x 150cm (3ft 7in x 4ft 11in).

  • 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 reach for a wheelchair user.

  • The lift controls do not have Braille markings.

  • The lift controls do 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 not for the sole use of disabled people.

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

  • This accessible toilet is approximately 12m (13yd 4in) from the main entrance.

  • This accessible toilet is located to the rear of the venue.

  • 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 twist lock.

  • The width of the accessible toilet door is 90cm (2ft 11in).

  • The door is heavy.

  • The dimensions of the accessible toilet are 190cm x 140cm (6ft 3in x 4ft 7in).

  • 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 right.

  • The lateral transfer space is 90cm (2ft 11in).

  • 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 not an emergency alarm.

  • The emergency pull cord alarm is not fully functional.

  • Disposal facilities are available in the cubicle.

  • There is a/are female sanitary and waste paper pedal bin 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 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 47cm (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 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 bright.

  • 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 90cm (2ft 11in).

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  • Standard toilet facilities are not available.

  • 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 cannot be requested.

  • Home visits / services are not available.

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