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Grove Library

Grove Wellbeing Centre, 120 York Road, Belfast, BT15 3HF

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Introduction

  • The library is located on the 1st floor of the Grove Wellbeing Centre.

Location

  • The venue is situated outside the centre of the city.
  • This venue is situated in Belfast.
  • There is a bus stop within 150m (164yds) of the venue.
  • The venue is not situated on a road which has a steep gradient.
  • The nearest mainline station is Yorkgate.

COVID-19 Information

  • There are external queuing points.
  • The external queuing points are clearly marked/signed.
  • One side of the door is used for entry, the other as an exit.
  • There is a member of staff available at the entrance.
  • There is hand sanitiser available at the entrance.
  • The hand sanitisers are wall mounted.
  • Hand sanitisers are available inside the venue.
  • Hand sanitisers at the entrance are placed on height adjustable stands.
  • There is a limited number of people allowed inside.
  • There is a one-way system throughout.
  • The one-way system is clearly marked/signed.
  • There is clear signage inside to help with social distancing.
  • There are protective clear screens located at desks/counters.
  • Toilets are not available.
  • The venue is not certified with the 'We’re Good To Go’ COVID-19 industry standard.
  • For more information about the measures in place for Covid-19 please click here (new tab) .

Opening Hours

Parking

  • The venue does have its own car park.
  • Parking is free for all users.
  • The car park is at the back of the venue.
  • The car park type is open air/surface.
  • There are 5 designated parking bay(s) within the car park.
  • The dimensions of the designated parking bay(s) are 370cm x 470cm (12ft 2in x 15ft 5in).
  • The nearest designated bay is 35m (38yd) from the first floor entrance.
  • The furthest designated bay is 55m (60yd) from the first floor 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 slopes/ramps.
  • The car park surface is tarmac.
  • There is a dropped kerb / non stepped access from the car park to the venue.
  • The dropped kerb does have tactile paving.
  • The patron does not have to cross a road.
  • The car park does not have a height restriction barrier.

Outside Access (Main Entrance)

  • This information is for the entrance located to 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 intercom is not in a suitable position to allow wheelchair users to gain access.
  • The main doors open automatically.
  • The doors are double width.
  • The door opening is 170cm (5ft 7in) wide.
  • Second set of doors View
    • There is a second set of doors.
    • The doors open automatically.
    • The doors are double width.
    • The door opening is 170cm (5ft 7in) wide.

Level Change (Main Entrance)

  • There is a ramp or slope to access this service.
  • The ramp or slope is located in front of the entrance.
  • The ramp or slope is easy.
  • The ramp or slope is permanent.
  • There is a level landing at the top of the ramp.
  • There are not steps to access this area / service.
  • The ramp or slope does not bypass the steps.
  • There is not a standard and / or platform lift to access this service.

Outside Access (First Floor Entrance)

  • This information is for the entrance located to the rear of the building.
  • There is not level access into the venue.
  • The main doors open automatically.
  • The doors are single width.
  • The door opening is 125cm (4ft 1in) wide.
  • Second set of doors View
    • There is a second set of doors.
    • The doors open automatically.
    • The doors are single width.
    • The door opening is 125cm (4ft 1in) wide.
  • Comments View
    • This entrance gives you direct access to the first floor.

Level Change (First Floor Entrance)

  • There is a ramp or slope to access this service.
  • The ramp or slope is located in front of the entrance.
  • The ramp or slope is easy.
  • The ramp or slope is permanent.

Outside Access (Library Entrance)

  • This information is for the entrance located to the front of the building.
  • There is level access into the venue.
  • The main doors open (no doors).
  • The door opening is 270cm (8ft 10in) wide.

Other Floors

  • Steps View
    • 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.

Lift

  • There is a lift for public use.
  • The lift is located to the right as you enter.
  • The lift is a standard lift.
  • The floors which are accessible by this lift are G-1.
  • The lift is 10m (32ft 10in) from main entrance.
  • Staff do not need to be notified for use of the lift.
  • The clear door width is 88cm (2ft 11in).
  • The dimensions of the lift are 140cm x 160cm (4ft 7in x 5ft 3in).
  • There are not separate entry and exit doors in the lift.
  • There is 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 have Braille markings.
  • The lift controls do have tactile markings.
  • The lighting level in the lift is medium.

Reception

  • The reception desk is 9m (29ft 6in) from the lift.
  • There is level access to reception from the entrance.
  • The reception desk is high height.
  • The desk has a lowered section.
  • Lighting levels are medium.
  • There is a hearing assistance system.
  • The type of system is a fixed loop.
  • Staff are trained to use system.

Inside Access

  • 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.

Library

  • 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 on tape or disc.
  • There is an ordering service.
  • It takes approximately 3-7 days to process an order.
  • The library does have computers with accessible software.
  • Auxiliary aids are available for computer users.
  • A large text keyboard and large rollerball mouse is / are available.
  • Equipment available for people with a visual impairment includes super nova and brows aloud.

Accessible Toilet

  • There are not accessible toilet facilities within this venue.
  • Comments View
    • The nearest accessible toilet are located on the ground floor of the Grove Wellbeing Centre.

Standard Toilet(s)

Additional Info

  • 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.