- The venue is situated within the centre of the town or city.
- This venue is situated in Lewisham.
- The nearest mainline station is Lewisham.
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- The desk is 10m (10yd 2ft) from the front entrance.
- There is level access to reception from the entrance.
- The reception desk is low (76cm or lower).
- The lighting levels are bright.
- There is not a hearing assistance system.
- The venue does not have its own car park.
Public Car Parks
- There is a car park for public use within 200m (approx).
- The car park is located in Clipper Road at the rear of the library.
- There is level access to the service.
Outside Access (Lewisham High Street)
- There is level access into the venue.
- The main doors open automatically.
- The doors are double width.
- The door opening is 156cm (5ft 1in) wide.
- The floors which are accessible by stairs are G-1-2-3.
- 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 bright.
- Escalator(s) can be used to access other floors.
- The floors which are accessible by escalator are G-1.
- There is a lift for public use.
- The lift is located in the stairwell.
- The lift is a standard lift.
- The floors which are accessible by this lift are G-1-2-3.
- The lift is 30m (33yd) from accessible entrance.
- Staff do not need to be notified for use of the lift.
- The dimensions of the lift are 132cm x 106cm (4ft 4in x 3ft 6in).
- There is a mirror to aid reversing out of the lift.
- The lift does have a visual floor indicator.
- The lift does have an audible announcer.
- The lift controls do not have Braille markings.
- The lift controls do have tactile markings.
- The lighting level in the lift is bright.
- 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 on tape or disc.
- There is an ordering service.
- It takes approximately 3 working days to process an order.
Restaurant Bar Internal (Unity )
- Once inside, there is level access to the service.
- Full table service is not available.
- Food or drinks are ordered from the service counter.
- Food or drinks cannot be brought to the table.
- All tables are permanently fixed.
- No chairs are permanently fixed.
- The distance between the floor and the lowest table is 71cm (2ft 4in).
- Menus are not available in large print.
- Menus are clearly written.
- Menus are presented in contrasting colours.
- The type of food served here is drinks and snacks.
- There are accessible toilets within this venue designated for public use.
Location and Access
- The toilet is for the sole use of disabled people.
- The accessible toilet is 30m (33yd) from the accessible entrance.
- The accessible toilet is located on the ground floor at the rear of the library.
Features and Dimensions
- This is a unisex toilet.
- A key is required for the accessible toilet.
- The key is a radar key.
- The key can be obtained from the reception desk.
- The door opens outwards.
- The door is locked by a twist lock.
- The dimensions of the accessible toilet are 365cm x 150cm (11ft 12in x 4ft 11in).
- There is a lateral transfer space.
- As you face the toilet pan the transfer space is on the right.
- The lateral transfer space is 70cm (2ft 4in).
- The tap type is lever.
- There is a functional emergency alarm available.
- Disposal facilities are available in the cubicle.
- There is a coat hook.
Position of Fixtures
- Wall mounted rails are available.
- As you face the toilet the wall mounted grab rails are on both sides.
- 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 50cm (1ft 8in).
- There is a hand dryer.
- The hand dryer is placed higher than 100cm (3ft 3in).
- The hand dryer is 114cm (3ft 9in) high.
- There is a towel dispenser.
- The towel dispenser is placed higher than 100cm (3ft 3in).
- The towel dispenser is 114cm (3ft 9in) high.
- There is a toilet roll holder.
- The toilet roll holder is placed higher than 100cm (3ft 3in).
- The toilet roll holder is 113cm (3ft 8in) high.
- There is a sink.
- The sink is not placed higher than 74cm (2ft 5in).
Colour Contrast and Lighting
- The contrast between the walls and floor is good.
- Wall mounted and drop down rails are available.
Availability and Location of Standard Toilets
- Standard toilets are available.
Access to Standard Shared Toilet(s)
- The unisex toilets are located on the ground floor at the rear of the library.
- Unisex toilets are 30m (33yd) from the accessible entrance.
- Inside the venue, there is level access to the unisex toilet.
- Lighting levels are bright.
- There are also ladies and children's toilets and baby changing facilities on the first floor.
- Staff do not receive disability awareness / equality training.
- Documents can be requested in Braille.
- Documents can be requested in large print.
- A member of staff trained in BSL skills is not normally on duty.