Erdington Library

Orphanage Road, Birmingham B24 9HP

0121 464 0798

erdington.library@birmingham.gov.uk

www.libraryofbirmingham.com/1318249929015

Guide Last Updated: 04/07/2017

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Access Guide

  • The library offers books & information, free internet & computer access. The library also enables people to find out information on what's on in the community and also has a community room for hire.

  • Monday 09:00 - 13:00.

  • Monday 14:00 - 17:00.

  • Tuesday 09:00 - 13:00.

  • Tuesday 14:00 - 17:00.

  • Wednesday Closed.

  • Thursday 09:00 - 13:00.

  • Thursday 14:00 - 18:00.

  • Friday 09:00 - 13:00.

  • Friday 14:00 - 17:00.

  • Saturday 09:00 - 13:00.

  • Saturday 14:00 - 17:00.

  • Sunday Closed.

  • The venue is situated outside the centre of the city.

  • This venue is situated in Birmingham.

  • 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 Erdington.

  • 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 The Co-operative.

  • The car park is located off Mason Road.

  • On street marked Blue Badge bays are available.

  • The dimensions of the marked Blue Badge bays are 350cm x 450cm (11ft 6in x 14ft 9in).

  • On street Blue Badge parking is located in Orphanage Road.

  • Clearly signed and / or standard marked parking bays are available.

  • The dimensions of the standard marked parking bays are 350cm x 450cm (11ft 6in x 14ft 9in).

  • Standard marked parking bays are located in Orphanage Road.

  • This information is for the entrance located at the front of the building.

  • There is not level access into the venue.

  • The bell is not in a suitable position to allow wheelchair users to gain access.

  • The main door(s) open(s) away from you (push).

  • The door(s) is / are double.

  • The door(s) is / are permanently held open.

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

  • There is a second set of doors.

  • The door(s) open(s) automatically (away from you).

  • The door(s) is / are double.

  • The width of the door opening is 122cm (4ft).

  • There is a ramp/slope to access this area/service.

  • The ramp/slope is located either side of the entrance.

  • The ramp/slope is easy.

  • The ramp/slope is permanent.

  • There is 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).

  • There is a/are step(s) to access this area/service.

  • The step(s) is/are located in front of the entrance.

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

  • There is not tactile paving at the top and bottom of the steps.

  • The step(s) is/are not clearly marked.

  • The step(s) is/are medium height (11cm - 17cm).

  • There is a/are handrail(s) at the step(s).

  • The handrail(s) is/are on both sides.

  • The ramp/slope does bypass the step(s).

  • This information is for the entrance located at the side of the building.

  • There is not level access into the venue.

  • The main door(s) open(s) automatically (towards you).

  • The door(s) is / are double.

  • The width of the door opening is 151cm (4ft 11in).

  • There is a small raised threshold in the doorway.

  • There is a ramp/slope to access this area/service.

  • The ramp/slope is located leading to the entrance.

  • The ramp/slope is easy.

  • The desk/counter is 7m (7yd 1ft) from the main entrance.

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

  • The desk/counter is high (110cm+).

  • The desk/counter has 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.

  • The self-service kiosks are located to the left just past the reception desk after you enter. Staff are available for assistance if required. The touchscreens are situated at a height of 116cm. The book returns bins are 80cm in height. If required the appearance, language and text size can be adjusted.

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

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

  • The lighting levels are bright.

  • 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 Kurzweil.

  • Auxiliary aids are available for computer users.

  • A large text keyboard, large rollerball mouse, height adjustable table and height adjustable chair is / are available.

  • The community room is situated 2m from the community room entrance. The door to the room is single, opens away from you, heavy and 86cm wide. Inside there are a mixture of chairs with and without armrests. The height of the tables is 72cm. There is a fixed hearing loop available in the room.

  • 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 1m (3ft 3in) from the Community Room entrance.

  • The accessible toilet is located at 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 locking handle.

  • The width of the accessible toilet door is 86cm (2ft 10in).

  • The door is light.

  • The dimensions of the accessible toilet are 158cm x 224cm (5ft 2in x 7ft 4in).

  • There is 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 93cm (3ft 1in).

  • 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 an emergency alarm.

  • The emergency pull cord alarm is fully functional.

  • Disposal facilities are available in the cubicle.

  • There is a/are female sanitary and open waste paper bin disposal units.

  • 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 not higher than 100cm (3ft 3in).

  • There is a mirror.

  • Mirrors are not 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 not a hand dryer.

  • 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 103cm (3ft 5in).

  • There is not a toilet roll holder.

  • 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 poor.

  • 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.

  • Standard toilet facilities are not available.

  • Staff do receive disability awareness / equality training.

  • Documents can be requested in Braille.

  • Documents are available in large print.

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

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