Local History Library & Archives

Access Guide

  • Monday Closed.

  • Tuesday 10:00 - 17:00.

  • Wednesday 09:00 - 17:00.

  • Thursday 09:00 - 20:00.

  • Friday Closed.

  • Saturday Closed.

  • Sunday Closed.

  • Saturday opening every 1st and 3rd of the month 09:00 - 17:00.

  • Mon & Fri open 9.00 - 17.00 only when exhibtion is on.

  • 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.

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  • This information is for the entrance located to 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 135cm (4ft) wide.

  • The main doors are push pad operated.

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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 permanent.

  • There are steps to access this area / service.

  • The steps are located in front of the entrance.

  • There is / are 1 step(s) to the area / service.

  • The steps are not clearly marked.

  • The steps are medium.

  • The steps do have handrails.

  • The handrails are on the left going up.

  • The ramp or slope does bypass the steps.

  • The ramp has a hand rail on both sides.

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  • The desk is 5m (5yd 1ft) from the front entrance.

  • There is level access to reception from the entrance.

  • The reception desk is medium height.

  • The desk has a lowered section.

  • The lighting levels are bright.

  • There is a hearing assistance system.

  • The type of system is a fixed loop.

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  • There is not level access to the service.

  • There is not a hearing assistance system.

  • Lighting levels are low.

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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 deep.

  • The steps do have handrails.

  • The steps have a handrail in the centre.

  • There is a landing.

  • The lighting level is medium.

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  • There is a lift for public use.

  • The lift is located to the rear of the foyer.

  • The lift is a standard lift.

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

  • The lift is 15m (16yd 15in) from the the main entrance.

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

  • The clear door width is 90cm (2ft).

  • The dimensions of the lift are 110cm x 130cm (3ft x 4ft).

  • There are not 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 medium.

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  • This library does not have a regular supply of books in Braille.

  • This library does not have a regular supply of books in large print.

  • This library does not have a regular supply of books in audio format.

  • The library does have computers with accessible software.

  • Auxiliary aids are not available for computer users.

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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 the main entrance.

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

  • 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 inwards.

  • The door is locked by a locking handle.

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

  • The door is light.

  • The dimensions of the accessible toilet are 245cm x 205cm (8ft x 6ft 9in).

  • There is a lateral transfer space.

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

  • The lateral transfer space is 80cm (2ft 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.

  • The emergency pull cord alarm is fully functional.

  • Disposal facilities are available in the cubicle.

  • There is a/are coat hook(s).

  • The coat hook is not within 120cm (3ft 11in) from floor level.

  • Wall-mounted grab rails are available.

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

  • There is a shelf within the accessible toilet.

  • The shelf is higher than 100cm (3ft 3in).

  • 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 towel dispenser.

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

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

  • The height of the towel dispenser is 107cm (3ft 6in).

  • There is a toilet roll holder.

  • The toilet roll holder can be reached from seated on the toilet.

  • The toilet roll holder is placed higher than 100cm (3ft 3in).

  • The height of the toilet roll holder is 105cm (3ft 5in).

  • 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 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 toilets are available.

  • Lighting levels are low.

  • Lighting levels are low.

  • The female and male toilets are located to the rear of the foyer.

  • The female and male toilets are 20m (21yd 2ft) from the the main entrance.

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

  • Lighting levels are medium.

  • Baby change facilities are not located within the venue.

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  • 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.