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Catford Library

Laurence House, 1 Catford Road, Lewisham, London, SE6 4RU

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Opening Times

  • Monday 08:30 - 17:00.
  • Tuesday 08:30 - 19:00.
  • Wednesday 08:30 - 17:00.
  • Thursday 08:30 - 19:00.
  • Friday 08:30 - 17:00.
  • Saturday 09:00 - 17:00.
  • Sunday Closed.

Location

  • The venue is situated within the centre of the town.
  • This venue is situated in Catford.
  • 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 Catford Bridge.

Parking

  • The venue does not have its own car park.

Outside Access (Revolving Entrance)

  • Entrance View
    • This information is for the entrance located at the front of the venue.
    • 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) by revolving.
    • The width of the door opening is 142cm.

Outside Access (Accessible Entrance)

  • Entrance View
    • This information is for the entrance located at the front of the venue.
    • 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) automatically (towards you).
    • The main automatic door(s) is/are push pad or push button activated.
    • The push pad or push button is 97cm from floor level.
    • The door(s) is/are single width.
    • The width of the door opening is 97cm.

Reception

  • The desk/counter is 35m (38yd 10in) from the accessible 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 bright.
  • There is a hearing assistance system.
  • The type of system is a fixed loop.
  • Staff are trained to use the system.

Inside Access

  • There is level access to the service(s).
  • Motorised scooters are allowed in public parts of the venue.
  • The lighting levels are bright.

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.
  • Auxiliary aids are not available for computer users.

Accessible Toilet

  • Accessible toilet facilities are available.
  • Location and Access View
    • The toilet is not for the sole use of disabled people.
    • There is Braille, tactile and pictorial signage on or near the toilet door.
    • This accessible toilet is approximately 10m (10yd 2ft) from the the main Laurence House entrance.
    • This accessible toilet is located in the toilet lobby.
    • 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 outwards.
    • The door is locked by a twist lock.
    • The dimensions of the accessible toilet are 162cm x 252cm (5ft 4in x 8ft 3in).
    • There is a lateral transfer space.
    • As you face the toilet pan the transfer space is on the left.
    • The lateral transfer space is 90cm (2ft 11in).
    • The tap type is lever.
    • The emergency pull cord alarm is fully functional.
    • Disposal facilities are available in the cubicle.
    • There is not a/are not coat hook(s).
  • 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.
    • The height of the toilet seat above floor level is 43cm (1ft 5in).
    • There is a hand dryer.
    • The hand dryer is not placed higher than 100cm (3ft 3in).
    • There is a towel dispenser.
    • The towel dispenser is not placed higher than 100cm (3ft 3in).
    • There is a toilet roll holder.
    • The toilet roll holder is not placed higher than 100cm (3ft 3in).
    • There is a wash basin.
    • The wash basin is placed higher than 74cm (2ft 5in).
    • The height of the wash basin is 77cm (2ft 6in).
  • 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 fair.
    • The contrast between the walls and floor is good.
    • The lighting levels are medium.
  • Comments View
    • There are two accessible toilets in the toilet lobby with similar specifications.
    • They are laid out with opposite handed transfer areas and signed accordingly.
    • Access to the toilet lobby is controlled by staff at the main reception desk or other security staff.
    • There is a manual, outward opening door.
    • The door is heavy.
    • There is a push pad to release the lock to exit the toilet lobby.
    • There is also a baby change room and a secure panic/ quiet/ escape room in this area.
    • Access is given by staff.
    • The toilets are shared by Access Point and Catford Library.

Standard Toilet(s) (Baby Changing)

  • Availability and Location of Standard Toilets View
    • Standard toilets are not available.
  • Baby Change Facilities View
    • Baby change facilities are located within the venue.
    • Baby change facilities are located in the baby change room, off the foyer.
    • The height of the baby change table once extended is 99cm (3ft 3in).
    • Inside the venue, there is level access to the baby change facility.
  • Comments View
    • The baby change room is located off the toilet lobby adjacent to the main reception.
    • Access is provided by staff.

Standard Toilet(s)

Additional Info

  • Staff do receive disability awareness / equality training.
  • 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.