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Shirley Library

Wickham Road, Shirley, London, CR0 8BH

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Introduction

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    • You can now borrow books by using the Croydon digital library even when your local library is closed.
    • You can browse the digital library without being a member, but if you wish to download an item you will need to join your local library.

Opening Times

  • Monday 09:00 - 18:00.
  • Tuesday 09:00 - 18:00.
  • Wednesday Closed.
  • Thursday 09:30 - 19:00.
  • Friday 09:00 - 18:00.
  • Saturday 09:00 - 17:00.
  • Sunday Closed.

Location

  • The venue is situated within the centre of the town.
  • This venue is situated in Shirley.
  • 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 East Croydon.

Parking

  • The venue does not have its own car park.

Outside Access (Main Entrance)

  • This information is for the entrance located at the front of the building.
  • There is not level access into the venue.
  • The main door(s) open(s) away from you (push).
  • The door(s) is / are double.
  • The door(s) is / are heavy.
  • The width of the door opening is 170cm (5ft 7in).
  • Second set of doors View
    • There is a second set of doors.
    • The door(s) open(s) automatically (towards you).
    • The door(s) is / are double.
    • The width of the door opening is 150cm (4ft 11in).
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    • The 2nd set of doors although are automatic are permanently held open during opening hours.

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.

Reception

  • The reception desk is 5m (16ft 5in) from the front entrance.
  • The desk is 5m (16ft 5in) from the main entrance .
  • There is level access to reception from the entrance.
  • The reception desk is low height.
  • 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.
  • Motorised scooters are allowed in public parts of the venue.
  • Lighting levels are medium.

Library

  • This library does not house a regular supply of books in Braille.
  • This library does house a regular supply of books in large print.
  • This library does house 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 is available for computer users.
  • A large rollerball mouse is available for computer users.
  • A height adjustable table is not available for computer users.
  • Equipment available for people with a visual impairment includes zoom text.

Accessible Toilet

  • There are not accessible toilet facilities within this venue.

Standard Toilet(s)

Additional Info

  • Staff do receive disability awareness / equality training.
  • Documents are not available in Braille.
  • Documents are not 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.