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Manor House Library

Old Road, Lee Green, Lewisham, London, SE13 5SY

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About this venue

Manor House Library is a listed building with stunning architecture, renovated and re-purposed into a popular library which opened its doors in 2017.

Access Guide

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Opening Times

  • Monday 09:00 - 18:00.
  • Tuesday 09:00 - 18:00.
  • Wednesday 09:00 - 19:00.
  • Thursday 09:00 - 18:00.
  • Friday 09:00 - 18:00.
  • Saturday 09:00 - 17:00.
  • Sunday 10:00 - 16:00.
  • Comments View
    • Some of the library meeting rooms are available for hire outside of these times.

Introduction

  • Comments View
    • Facilities include:.
    • Lower Ground: Children's Centre, accessible toilet.
    • Upper Ground: Library with lift access to basement non-fiction/ study area.
    • Mezzanine: standard toilets and baby change.
    • First Floor: meeting rooms 1, 2, 3 & Baring Room, accessible toilet.
    • Second Floor: meeting room 4, accessible toilet.

Location

  • The venue is situated outside the centre of the area.
  • This venue is situated in Lee Green.
  • The venue is not situated on a road which has a steep gradient.
  • There is not a bus stop within 150m (164yds) of the venue.
  • The nearest mainline station is Lee.

Parking

  • The venue does have its own car park.
  • Parking is free for all users.
  • The car park is at the front of the venue.
  • The car park type is open air/surface.
  • There are 1 designated parking bay(s) within the car park.
  • The dimensions of the designated parking bay(s) are 300cm x 450cm (9ft 10in x 14ft 9in).
  • The nearest designated bay is 7m (22ft 12in) from the accessible entrance.
  • The route from the car park to the entrance is accessible to a wheelchair user unaided.
  • The car park surface is tarmac.
  • There is a dropped kerb / non stepped access from the car park to the venue.
  • The car park does not have a height restriction barrier.

Outside Access (Main Entrance)

  • This information is for the entrance located at the centre front of the venue.
  • There is not level access into the venue.
  • The main doors open towards you (pull).
  • The doors are single width.
  • The doors are heavy.
  • The door opening is 62cm (2ft 0in) wide.

Level Change (Main Entrance)

  • There are steps to access this area / service.
  • The steps are located in front of the entrance.
  • There is / are 7 step(s) to the area / service.
  • The steps are not clearly marked.
  • The steps are deep.
  • The steps do have handrails.
  • The handrails are on both sides.

Outside Access (Accessible Entrance)

  • This information is for the entrance located at the front of the venue, to the left.
  • There is level access into the venue.
  • The main doors open automatically.
  • The doors are single width.
  • The door opening is 95cm (3ft 1in) wide.
  • Comments View
    • The powered doors are operated by a push pad.
    • The push pad is within reach of wheelchair users.
    • There is a platform lift inside to access the main library level and the lower ground floor.

Lift (Accessible Entrance)

  • There is a lift for public use.
  • The lift is located just inside the Accessible Entrance.
  • The lift is a platform lift.
  • The floors which are accessible by this lift are LG-Accessible Entrance-UG.
  • The lift is 3m (3yd 11in) from the Accessible Entrance.
  • Staff do not need to be notified for use of the lift.
  • The clear door width is 90cm (2ft).
  • The dimensions of the lift are 100cm x 152cm (3ft x 4ft).
  • There are separate entry and exit doors in the lift.
  • The controls for the lift are within reach for a wheelchair user.
  • The lift controls do have Braille markings.
  • The lift controls do have tactile markings.
  • The lighting level in the lift is medium.
  • Comments View
    • This lift connects the accessible entrance with the lower ground floor children's centre and also the upper ground floor where there is access to the library and also the foyer lift to the upper floors.

Other Floors (Accessible Entrance Stairs)

  • Steps View
    • The floors which are accessible by stairs are LG-Accessible Entrance-UG.
    • There are 10 steps between floors.
    • The steps are clearly marked.
    • The steps are medium.
    • The steps do have handrails.
    • The steps have a handrail on both sides.
    • There is a landing.
    • The lighting level is medium.

Inside Access

  • There is level access to the service.
  • There is not a hearing assistance system.
  • This venue does not play background music.
  • Motorised scooters are allowed in public parts of the venue.
  • Lighting levels are varied.
  • Comments View
    • The picture shows the entrance to the library from the main entrance foyer.

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.
  • Comments View
    • The time taken to process an order will vary.
    • The computers are in the library non-fiction area in the basement area.
    • This area is accessible by lift.

Reception

  • The desk/counter is 20m (21yd 2ft) from the 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 bright.
  • There is a hearing assistance system.
  • The hearing system is available only on request.
  • The type of system is a fixed loop.
  • Staff are trained to use the system.
  • Comments View
    • The library desk is to the right, once inside the main library room.

Other Floors (Library Basement )

  • Steps View
    • The floors which are accessible by stairs are B-UG (Library).
    • There are 19 steps between floors.
    • The steps are clearly marked.
    • The steps are medium.
    • The steps do have handrails.
    • The steps have a handrail on the left going up.
    • There is a landing.
    • The lighting level is medium.
  • Comments View
    • The platform lift bypasses these stairs.

Lift (Library Basement )

  • There is a lift for public use.
  • The lift is located at the far right of the main library room.
  • The lift is a platform lift.
  • The floors which are accessible by this lift are B - UG.
  • Staff do not need to be notified for use of the lift.
  • The clear door width is 90cm (2ft).
  • The dimensions of the lift are 100cm x 152cm (3ft x 4ft).
  • There are not separate entry and exit doors in the lift.
  • There is not a mirror to aid reversing out of the lift.
  • The controls for the lift are within reach for a wheelchair user.
  • The lift controls do have Braille markings.
  • The lift controls do have tactile markings.
  • The lighting level in the lift is medium.
  • Comments View
    • This lift links the main library level with a self-contained library basement where the non-fiction books and public access computers are located.

Other Floors (Foyer Stairs)

  • Steps View
    • The floors which are accessible by stairs are UG-1.
    • There are 35+ steps between floors.
    • The steps are clearly marked.
    • The steps are medium.
    • The steps do have handrails.
    • The steps have a handrail on both sides.
    • There is a landing.
    • The lighting level is bright.
  • Comments View
    • These stairs rise from the main entrance foyer on the upper ground floor to the first floor.
    • The main foyer lift bypasses these stairs.

Lift (Foyer Lift)

  • There is a lift for public use.
  • The lift is located just inside the main entrance.
  • The lift is a standard lift.
  • The floors which are accessible by this lift are LG-G-1-2.
  • The lift is 2m (2yd 7in) from the Main Entrance.
  • Staff do not need to be notified for use of the lift.
  • The clear door width is 80cm (2ft).
  • The dimensions of the lift are 100cm x 140cm (3ft x 4ft).
  • There are separate entry and exit doors in the lift.
  • The lift does have a visual floor indicator.
  • The lift does have an audible announcer.
  • The controls for the lift are within reach for a wheelchair user.
  • The lift controls do not have Braille markings.
  • The lift controls do have tactile markings.
  • The lighting level in the lift is medium.

Other Floors (Access to Upper Floors)

  • Steps View
    • The floors which are accessible by stairs are UG-Mezzanine-1-2.
    • There are 15+ steps between floors.
    • The steps are clearly marked.
    • The steps are medium.
    • The steps do have handrails.
    • The steps have a handrail on both sides.
    • There is a landing.
    • The lighting level is medium.
  • Comments View
    • The mezzanine level, which has standard toilets and a baby change room, is not accessible as it is not served by any of the lifts.

Accessible Toilet (First Floor Accessible Toilet)

  • There are accessible toilets within this venue designated for public use.
  • Location and Access View
    • The toilet is not for the sole use of disabled people.
    • There is pictorial signage on or near the toilet door.
    • The accessible toilet is 4m (13ft 1in) from the foyer lift.
    • The accessible toilet is located off the first floor landing in the central foyer.
    • There is level access to the accessible toilet.
    • This is by lift.
  • Features and Dimensions View
    • This is a unisex toilet.
    • A key is not required for the accessible toilet.
    • The door opens outwards.
    • The door is locked by a twist lock.
    • The width of the accessible toilet door is 84cm (2ft 9in).
    • The door is light.
    • The dimensions of the accessible toilet are 167cm x 215cm (5ft 6in x 7ft 1in).
    • Floor manoeuvring space is clear in the accessible toilet.
    • There is a lateral transfer space.
    • As you face the toilet pan the transfer space is on the right.
    • The lateral transfer space is 88cm (2ft 11in).
    • 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 a functional emergency alarm available.
    • It is not a push button style of alarm.
    • Disposal facilities are available in the cubicle.
    • There is a coat hook.
    • The coat hook is within 120cm (3ft 11in) from floor level.
  • Position of Fixtures View
    • Wall mounted rails are available.
    • As you face the toilet the wall mounted grab rails are on both sides.
    • There is not a shelf within the accessible toilet.
    • There are mirrors in the accessible toilet.
    • Mirrors are placed at a lower level or at an angle for ease of use.
    • The height of the toilet seat above floor level is 48cm (1ft 7in).
    • There is a hand dryer.
    • The hand dryer cannot be reached from seated on the toilet.
    • The hand dryer 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 sink.
    • The sink can be reached from seated on the toilet.
    • The sink is not placed higher than 74cm (2ft 5in).
  • Colour Contrast and Lighting View
    • The contrast between the external door and wall is poor.
    • The contrast between the internal door and wall is poor.
    • The contrast between the grab rails and wall is poor.
    • The contrast between the drop down rails and wall is poor.
    • The contrast between the walls and floor is good.
    • Lighting levels are bright.
  • Comments View
    • The picture on the left is of the accessible toilet described.
    • There is an additional accessible toilet on the lower ground floor (picture on the right), reached by the platform lift at the accessible entrance.
    • There is a further accessible toilet on the second floor, reached by the foyer lift.
    • The baby change facilities are located in the first floor and lower ground floor accessible toilets.
    • The height of the baby change table once extended is 100cm (3ft 3in).

Standard Toilet(s)

  • Availability and Location of Standard Toilets View
    • Standard toilets are available.
  • Access to Standard Female and Male Toilet(s) View
    • The female and male toilets are located on the mezzanine floor.
    • The female and male toilets are 20m (22yd) from the main entrance.
    • Inside the venue, there is not level access to the female and male toilet.
    • Lighting levels are medium.
  • Baby Change Facilities View
    • Baby change facilities are located within the venue.
    • Baby change facilities are located in the lower ground accessible toilets.
    • The height of the baby change table once extended is 100cm (3ft 3in).
  • Comments View
    • The mezzanine toilets and baby change room are not accessible.
    • There are accessible facilities on the lower ground and first floors.

Additional Info

  • Staff do receive disability awareness / equality training.
  • Documents are not available in Braille.
  • Documents can be requested in large print.
  • A member of staff trained in BSL skills is not generally on duty.
  • Staff are Text Relay aware.