Bethnal Green Library

Cambridge Heath Road, Bethnal Green, London E2 0HL

020 7364 3492

Guide Last Updated: 10/05/2017

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Access Guide

  • Monday 10:00 - 18:00.

  • Tuesday 10:00 - 18:00.

  • Wednesday 10:00 - 18:00.

  • Thursday 10:00 - 20:00.

  • Friday 10:00 - 18:00.

  • Saturday 09:00 - 17:00.

  • 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 Shadwell.

  • The nearest underground station is Bethnal Green.

  • The nearest DLR station is Shadwell.

  • The venue does not have its own car park.

  • There is not a car park for public use within 200m (approx).

  • 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.

  • 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) towards you (pull).

  • The door(s) is / are double.

  • The door(s) is / are heavy.

  • The width of the door opening is 150cm (4ft 11in).

  • 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 steep.

  • 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 124cm (4ft 1in).

  • The desk/counter is 14m (15yd 11in) 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 bright.

  • There is a hearing assistance system.

  • The type of system is a portable loop.

  • Staff are trained to use the system.

  • There is a touch screen.

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

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

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

  • The lighting levels are bright.

  • There is seating with armrests and without throughout the library.

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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 and Zoomtext.

  • Auxiliary aids are available for computer users.

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

  • There are not accessible toilet facilities within this venue.

  • Standard toilet facilities are available.

  • The shared toilets that were surveyed are located to the rear of the library.

  • The shared toilet(s) is/are approximately 25m (27yd 1ft) from the main entrance.

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

  • Lighting levels are bright.

  • 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 available.