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Waltham Abbey Library

37 Sun Street, Waltham Abbey, Essex, EN9 1EL

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Introduction

Location

  • The venue is situated within the centre of the town.
  • This venue is situated in Waltham Abbey.
  • The venue is in a pedestrian area.
  • There is not 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 Theobalds Grove.

Opening Times

  • Monday 09:00 - 17:30.
  • Tuesday 09:00 - 17:30.
  • Wednesday 09:00 - 17:30.
  • Thursday Closed.
  • Friday 09:00 - 17:30.
  • Saturday 09:00 - 17:00.
  • Sunday Closed.

Parking

  • The venue does not have its own car park.

Outside Access (Main Entrance)

  • This information is for the entrance located on Sun Street.
  • There is level access into the venue.
  • 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 double.
  • The door(s) is / are heavy.
  • The width of the door opening is 155cm (5ft 1in).
  • Second set of doors View
    • There is a small raised threshold in the doorway.
    • There is a second set of doors.
    • The door(s) open(s) towards you (pull).
    • The door(s) is / are double.
    • The door(s) is / are permanently held open.
    • The width of the door opening is 130cm (4ft 3in).

Reception

  • The desk/counter is 4m (4yd 1ft) from the main 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 moderate to good.
  • There is a hearing assistance system.
  • The type of system is a fixed loop.
  • The hearing assistance system is not signed.
  • Staff are trained to use the system.
  • The hearing assistance system was tested by an AccessAble surveyor.
  • The hearing assistance system was tested on 17/02/2020.
  • The hearing loop 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 level access to the service.
  • 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 in audio format.
  • There is an ordering service.
  • The library does have computers with accessible software.
  • Accessible software includes JAWS and Zoomtext.
  • Auxiliary aids are available for computer users.
  • A height adjustable chair is / are available.

Accessible Toilet

  • Accessible toilet facilities are not available.
  • Comments View
    • The museum next door has toilets and changing facilities available.
    • They are open 10:00-16:00 during the week, and 10:00-17:00 on Saturdays.

Standard Toilet(s)

Additional Info

  • Staff do receive disability awareness / equality training.
  • A member of staff trained in BSL skills is normally on duty.
  • Staff are trained to BSL level 1.