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New Earswick Library

The New Earswick Folk Hall, Hawthorn Terrace, York, YO32 4AQ

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COVID-19 Information

  • The information in this section was taken in July 2021.
  • The external queuing points are not clearly marked/signed.
  • There is a member of staff available at the entrance.
  • There is hand sanitiser available at the entrance.
  • The hand sanitisers are free standing.
  • Hand sanitisers are available inside the venue.
  • There is a limited number of people allowed inside.
  • There is a Track and Trace system in place.
  • There is clear signage inside to help with social distancing.
  • There are protective clear screens located at desks/counters.
  • Toilets are available.
  • For more information about the measures in place for Covid-19 please click here (new tab) .

Introduction

  • Services / facilities within the building include a changing places, Folk Hall CafĂ© and Eatery, a post office, New Earswick Parish Council office, main hall, meeting rooms.
  • Services / facilities within the grounds include New Earswick swimming pool, Quaker Meeting Room, children's play area and various Joseph Rowntree Foundation housing.
  • Related link The New Earswick Folk Hall.
  • AccessAble.

Location

  • There is a bus stop within 150m (164yds) of the venue.
  • The nearest National Rail station is York.

Opening Hours

Parking

  • The venue does not have its own car park.

Outside Access (Car Park Entrance)

  • Entrance View
    • This information is for the entrance located in the Village Car Park at the rear of the building.
    • There is step-free access at this entrance.
    • The main door(s) open(s) automatically (towards you).
    • The main automatic door(s) is/are push pad or push button activated.
    • The push pad or push button is 100cm from floor level.
    • The door(s) is/are double width.
    • The width of the door opening is 182cm.
  • Ramp/Slope View
    • The ramp/slope is located to the left of the Entrance.
    • There is a/are handrail(s) at the ramp.
    • The width of the ramp/slope is 130cm (4ft 3in).
    • The ramp/slope does bypass the step(s).
  • Comments View
    • There is a slight slope on the approach from the right of the building, as seen in photographs 4,5, and 6.
    • This slope can be avoided by approaching from the front of the entrance.

Outside Access (Library Main Entrance)

  • Entrance View
    • This information is for the entrance located at the front right of the building.
    • There is ramped/sloped access at this entrance.
    • The main door(s) open(s) automatically (towards you).
    • The door(s) is/are double width.
    • The width of the door opening is 125cm.
    • There is a small lip on the threshold of the entrance, with a height of 2cm or below.
  • Ramp/Slope View
    • The ramp/slope is located to the right as you face the entrance.
    • The gradient of the ramp/slope is slight.
    • The ramp/slope is permanent.
    • There is not a level landing at the top of the ramp/slope.
    • There is a/are handrail(s) at the ramp.
    • The handrail(s) is/are on both sides.
    • The width of the ramp/slope is 101cm (3ft 4in).
  • Comments View
    • The height of the push pad for exiting the venue is 108cm, as seen in photograph 7.

Outside Access (Front Entrance)

  • Entrance View
    • This information is for the entrance located at the front of the building.
    • There is ramped/sloped access at this entrance.
    • The main door(s) open(s) automatically (towards you).
    • The door(s) is/are double width.
    • The width of the door opening is 131cm.
  • Ramp/Slope View
    • The ramp/slope is located in front of the entrance.
    • The gradient of the ramp/slope is slight.
    • The ramp/slope is permanent.
    • There is a level landing at the top of the ramp/slope.
    • There is a/are handrail(s) at the ramp.
    • The handrail(s) is/are on both sides.
  • Step(s) View
    • The step(s) is/are located to the left and right of the Entrance.
    • There is/are 3 on each side step(s).
    • The step(s) is/are clearly marked.
    • The height of the step(s) is/are not between 15cm and 18cm.
    • The height of the step(s) is/are 12cm.
    • There is a/are handrail(s) at the step(s).
    • The handrail(s) is/are on both sides.
    • Handrails are at the recommended height (90cm-100cm).
    • Handrails do cover the flight of stairs throughout its length.
    • Handrails are easy to grip.
    • Handrails do extend horizontally beyond the first and last steps.
    • There is a second lower handrail.
  • Comments View
    • There is a push pad to exit the building, as seen in photograph 9.
    • The height of the push pad is 100cm.

Entrance (Library Internal Entrance - New Earswick Folk Hall)

  • This information is for the entrance located in the left corridor of New Earswick Folk Hall.
  • Entrance View
    • There is step-free access at this entrance.
    • There is not a bell/buzzer.
    • There is not an intercom.
    • The main door(s) open(s) towards you (pull).
    • The door(s) is/are single width.
    • The door(s) is/are permanently held open.
    • The width of the door opening is 85cm.
  • Comments View
    • This entrance leads to the New Earswick Eatery.
    • There is open access from the eatery to the library, that could not be photographed on the day of the surveyors visit.

Reception

  • The desk/counter is 2m (2yd 7in) from the Library Main Entrance.
  • There is level access to the desk/counter from the entrance.
  • The desk/counter is low (76cm or lower).
  • The lighting levels are good.
  • There is a hearing assistance system.
  • The type of system is a portable loop.
  • Staff are trained to use the system.
  • The hearing assistance system was tested by an AccessAble surveyor.
  • The hearing assistance system was tested on 29/07/2021.
  • The hearing assistance system was working at the time of testing.

Inside Access

  • There is level access to the service(s).
  • Motorised scooters are allowed in public parts of the venue.
  • The lighting levels are moderate to good.
  • Comments View
    • The height of the computer desk in the library is 74cm as seen in photograph 3.
    • Photographs 5 and 6 show the additional library computers on the mezzanine level of New Earswick Folk Hall.

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 in audio format.
  • There is an ordering service.
  • The library does have computers with accessible software.
  • Auxiliary aids are available for computer users.
  • A height adjustable chair is / are available.
  • Other computer auxiliary aids include magnifying software.
  • Comments View
    • There is a self service point as you enter from the Library Main Entrance, as seen in photograph 4.
    • There is an additional self service point and library book shelf located in the Reception Area of the New Earswick Folk Hall as seen in photograph 5.
    • The height to the top of the screen is 138cm.
    • The height to the scanner is 75cm.

Changing Places (Ground Floor - Left and Right Transfer)

  • The facility is located ahead and to the right as you enter from the Car Park Entrance.
  • The facility is approximately 17m (18yd 1ft) from the Car Park Entrance.
  • The facility is in addition to standard and accessible toilets.
  • The facility is not located close to other managed facilities (e.g. reception or service counter).
  • There is ramped/sloped access to the facility.
  • The facility surveyed is for the sole use of disabled people.
  • The colour contrast between the external door and wall is good.
  • The colour contrast between the internal door and wall is good.
  • You do need a key for the facility.
  • The key is a radar key.
  • There is not a sign at the entrance to the Changing Places facility indicating the location of the nearest toilets and baby changing facilities.
  • The door opens outwards.
  • The door is easy to open.
  • The door is locked by a locking handle.
  • The door does not have a horizontal grab rail.
  • The width of the door is 86cm (2ft 10in).
  • The dimensions of the facility are 300cm x 340cm.
  • The ceiling height is not at a minimum of 2.4m.
  • There is a clear 200cm x 180cm manoeuvring space in the facility.
  • The facility has a non-slip floor.
  • The colour contrast between the walls and floor is good.
  • The facility toilet is peninsular.
  • The transfer space on the right as you face the toilet is 87cm (2ft 10in).
  • The transfer space on the left as you face the toilet is 160cm (5ft 3in).
  • Dropdown rails are provided.
  • As you face the toilet the dropdown rail(s) is/are on both sides.
  • The colour contrast between the dropdown rail(s) and wall is good.
  • As you face the toilet there are vertical grab rails on both sides.
  • The colour contrast between the wall-mounted grab rails to the left of the toilet and wall is good.
  • The colour contrast between the wall-mounted grab rails to the right of the toilet and wall is good.
  • The height of the toilet seat above floor level is 49cm (1ft 7in).
  • There is a spatula flush.
  • There is a toilet roll holder.
  • The height of the toilet roll holder is 110cm.
  • The toilet has a backrest.
  • The toilet seat colour contrast is good.
  • There is an emergency alarm for the toilet.
  • The emergency pull cord alarm is within reach and fully functional.
  • The facility changing bench is wall mounted.
  • The facility changing bench height is adjustable.
  • The length of the facility changing bench is 190cm (6ft 3in).
  • The facility hoist is powered overhead.
  • The overhead hoist covers all areas in the cubicle.
  • There is not a shower unit with a detachable shower head.
  • A privacy screen is available.
  • The type of wash basin is fixed.
  • The height of the wash basin is 79cm.
  • The wash basin tap type is lever.
  • There is not a mixer tap.
  • Wall mounted grab rails are available at the wash basin.
  • As you face the wash basin, the wall mounted grab rails are on both sides.
  • The colour contrast between the wash basin grab rail(s) and wall is good.
  • There is a soap dispenser.
  • The soap dispenser is at the recommended height of 80cm-100cm.
  • The height of the soap dispenser is 87cm.
  • Wide tear off paper roll is available.
  • The wide paper roll dispenser is at the recommended height of 80cm-100cm.
  • The height of the wide paper roll dispenser is 125cm.
  • There is not a hand dryer.
  • There is a towel dispenser.
  • The towel dispenser is at the recommended height of 80cm-100cm.
  • The height of the towel dispenser is 90cm.
  • There is a mirror.
  • The mirror is placed at a lower level or at an angle for ease of use.
  • There is a/are clinical waste disposal units.
  • There is not an emergency alarm for the facility.
  • There is a coat hook.
  • There are coat hooks in the toilet at 104cm and 170cm from the floor.
  • There is a red flashing fire alarm beacon within the room.
  • The lighting levels are good.

Accessible Toilet (Ground Floor - Right Transfer)

  • Accessible toilet facilities are available.
  • Location and Access View
    • There is pictorial signage on or near the toilet door.
    • This accessible toilet is approximately 18m (19yd 2ft) from the Car Park Entrance.
    • This accessible toilet is located ahead and to the left as you enter from the Car Park Entrance.
    • There is level access to this accessible toilet.
  • Features and Dimensions View
    • This is a shared 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 87cm (2ft 10in).
    • The door may be difficult to open.
    • The dimensions of the accessible toilet are 143cm x 295cm (4ft 8in x 9ft 8in).
    • 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 77cm (2ft 6in).
    • 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 sanitary, non-infectious waste and open waste paper bin disposal units.
    • There is a/are coat hook(s).
    • There are coat hooks in the toilet at 104cm and 170cm from the floor.
  • Position of Fixtures View
    • Wall mounted grab rails are available for the toilet.
    • As you face the toilet the wall-mounted grab rails are on both sides.
    • There is a shelf within the accessible toilet.
    • 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 not placed higher than 100cm (3ft 3in).
    • 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).
  • Colour Contrast and Lighting View
    • 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 moderate to good.
  • Baby Change Facilities View
    • 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 84cm (2ft 9in).

Standard Toilet(s) (Ground Floor)

  • Availability and Location of Standard Toilets View
    • Standard toilet facilities are available.
  • Access to Standard Female and Male Toilet(s) View
    • The female and male toilet facilities that were surveyed are located ahead and to the right as you enter from the Car Park Entrance.
    • The female and male toilets are approximately 17m (18yd 1ft) from the Car Park Entrance.
    • Inside the venue, there is level access to the female and male toilets.
    • Lighting levels in the female and male toilets are good.
  • Access to Standard Shared Toilet(s) View
    • The shared toilets that were surveyed are located ahead and to the left as you enter from the Car Park Entrance.
    • The shared toilet(s) is/are approximately 18m (19yd 2ft) from the Car Park Entrance.
    • Inside the venue, there is level access to the shared toilet(s).
    • Lighting levels in the shared toilets are good.

Additional Info

  • Documents are not available in Braille.
  • Documents are available in large print.
  • A bowl of water can be provided for an assistance dog.
  • An assistance dog toilet area can be provided onsite.
  • The assistance dog toilet area is located on the grass areas surrounding the building.
  • A member of staff trained in BSL skills is not normally on duty.
  • This service cannot be requested.
  • Home visits / services are not available.