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Silver End Library

10 The Broadway, Silver End, Essex, CM8 3RB

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Location

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

COVID-19 Information

Opening Times

  • Monday Closed.
  • Tuesday 14:00 - 18:00.
  • Wednesday Closed.
  • Thursday 14:00 - 18:00.
  • Friday Closed.
  • Saturday 09:00 - 13:00.
  • Sunday Closed.

Parking

  • The venue does not have its own car park.
  • Public Car Parks View
    • There is a car park for public use within 200m (approx).
    • The car park is located off Broadway.

Outside Access (Main Entrance)

  • Entrance View
    • This information is for the entrance located at the front of the building.
    • There is stepped access at this entrance.
    • The main door(s) open(s) both ways.
    • The door(s) is/are double width.
    • The door(s) may be difficult to open.
    • The width of the door opening is 130cm.
    • There is a small lip on the threshold of the entrance, with a height of 2cm or below.
    • There is a second set of doors.
    • The door(s) open(s) towards you (pull).
    • The door(s) is/are double width.
    • The door(s) may be difficult to open.
    • The width of the door opening is 144cm.
  • Step(s) View
    • The step(s) is/are located in front of the entrance.
    • There is/are 2 step(s).
    • The step(s) is/are not clearly marked.
    • The height of the step(s) is/are between 15cm and 18cm.
    • 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.
  • Comments View
    • To comply with Covid-19 risk assessments, the main entrance to the Village Hall, which contains Silver End Library, is not in use. Signs are on display, informing customers to go to the side door (left side of the building) if they wish to access the library.

Entrance (Library Entrance)

  • This information is for the entrance located on the left side of the building.
  • Entrance View
    • 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 119cm.
    • There is a second set of doors.
    • The door(s) open(s) away from you (push).
    • The door(s) is/are single width.
    • The door(s) may be difficult to open.
    • The width of the door opening is 72cm.
  • Ramp/Slope View
    • The ramp/slope is located in front of the entrance.
    • The gradient of the ramp/slope is steep.
    • 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 the left going up.
    • The lighting levels at the ramp/slope are good.
  • Comments View
    • Access to the library is now through a side door (on the left side of the Village Hall). This door was left open during the warmer months, but is currently closed/locked. Signs are displayed which tell customers to ring the bell for access. A member of staff will then let them in. There is a small step at this door, however the library does have a portable ramp which can be placed over the step. In addition, if someone cannot manage this step, they can ask the staff to let them in through the Village Hall front door, which has a ramp.

Reception

  • The desk/counter is 3m (3yd 10in) from the library entrance.
  • There is level access to the desk/counter from the entrance.
  • The desk/counter is medium height (77cm - 109cm).
  • The desk/counter has a low (76cm or lower) section.
  • The lighting levels are good.
  • There is not a hearing assistance system.
  • The hearing assistance system was tested on/2020/{Dropdown}.
  • The hearing assistance system was working at the time of testing.
  • There is a touch screen.
  • The touch screen is not at a suitable height for a wheelchair user.

Inside Access

  • There is not level access to the service(s).
  • There is not a hearing assistance system.
  • This venue does not play background music.
  • Motorised scooters are not allowed in public parts of the venue.
  • The lighting levels are good.

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.

Accessible Toilet

  • Accessible toilet facilities are not available.

Standard Toilet(s)

Additional Info

  • Documents can be requested in Braille.
  • Documents can be requested 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.