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East Street Library

168-170 Old Kent Road, London, SE1 5TY

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Location

  • There is a bus stop within 150m (164yds) of the venue.
  • The nearest National Rail station is Elephant and Castle.
  • The nearest underground station is Elephant and Castle.

COVID-19 Information

  • Due to the current circumstance this venue is temporarily closed.

Opening Hours

Parking

  • The venue does not have its own car park.
  • Public Car Parks. View
    • There is not a car park for public use within 200m (approx).
  • On Street Parking and Drop-off Details. View
    • On street marked Blue Badge bays are available.
    • The dimensions of the marked Blue Badge bays are 800cm x 180cm (26ft 3in x 5ft 11in).
    • On street Blue Badge parking is located on East Street.
    • Clearly signed and / or standard marked parking bays are available.
    • Standard marked parking bays are located on East Street.
    • There is not a designated drop off point.
  • Comments View
    • The parking bays are pay and display.
    • The standard parking is a continous marked parking strip/bay.

Outside Access (Main Entrance)

  • This information is for the entrance located at the front of the building.
  • There is level access into the venue.
  • The main door(s) open(s) towards you (pull).
  • The door(s) is / are double (with one leaf locked).
  • The door(s) is / are light.
  • The width of the door opening is 87cm (2ft 10in).
  • Comments View
    • There are barriers just beyond the entrance.
    • The width between the barriers is 100cm.

Reception

  • The desk/counter is 8m (8yd 2ft) 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 medium.
  • There is not a hearing assistance system.

Inside Access

  • There is level access to the service(s).
  • This venue does not play background music.
  • 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 Zoomtext.
  • Auxiliary aids are available for computer users.
  • A large text keyboard, large rollerball mouse and height adjustable chair is / are available.
  • Other computer auxiliary aids include Dolphin Supernova Software.

Accessible Toilet

  • There are not accessible toilet facilities within this venue.

Standard Toilet(s)

Additional Info

  • Staff do receive disability awareness / equality training.
  • A bowl of water can be provided for an assistance dog.
  • A member of staff trained in BSL skills is not normally on duty.
  • This service can be requested.
  • Home visits / services are available.