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Newport Pagnell Library

St John Street, Newport Pagnell, Milton Keynes, MK16 8HQ

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COVID-19 Information

  • The information in this section was taken in August 2021.
  • Blue badge bays are still in use.
  • There is not a member of staff available at the entrance.
  • There is hand sanitiser available at the entrance.
  • The hand sanitisers are wall mounted.
  • The height of the hand sanitiser is 124cm.
  • Hand sanitisers are available inside the venue.
  • There is only one hand sanitiser which is to the right of the Main Entrance as you enter.
  • There is not a limited number of people allowed inside.
  • There is not a one-way system throughout.
  • There is not clear signage inside to help with social distancing.
  • There are protective clear screens located at desks/counters.
  • Toilets are not available.

Location

  • There is a bus stop within 150m (164yds) of the venue.
  • The nearest National Rail station is Wolverton.
  • Comments View
    • Newport Pagnell Library bus stop is directly outside the library.
    • It is serviced by the following buses:
    • 1 - Newport Pagnell/Whitehouse
    • 2 - Newport Pagnell/Grange farm
    • C10 - Bedford/ central Milton Keynes.

Opening Times

  • Monday Closed.
  • Tuesday 10:00 - 17:00.
  • Wednesday 10:00 - 17:00.
  • Thursday 10:00 - 17:00.
  • Friday 10:00 - 17:00.
  • Saturday 10:00 - 17:00.
  • Sunday Closed.

Parking

  • The venue does not have its own car park.
  • Public Car Parks View
    • There is a car park for public use within 200m (approx).
    • The name of the car park is St John Street car park.
    • The car park is located behind the Library.
    • There is a/are Blue Badge parking bay(s) available within the car park.
  • On Street Blue Badge Parking View
    • On street marked Blue Badge bays are available.
    • The dimensions of the marked Blue Badge bays are 260cm x 670cm (8ft 6in x 21ft 12in).
    • On street Blue Badge parking is located On St John Street outside Spice Kitchen Indian Restaurant.
  • On Street Standard Parking View
    • Clearly signed and / or standard marked parking bays are available.
    • Standard marked parking bays are located on St John Street.
  • Comments View
    • St John Street car park has one blue badge bay.
    • The parking is free for two hours and enforceable between Monday to Saturday 9am - 5pm.
    • The road from the car park to the library slopes down steeply.
    • The on-street blue badge bay is approximately 70m from the library.
    • The on-street parking is opposite the library.

Level Change (Main Entrance)

  • There is a ramp/slope to access this area/service.
  • The ramp/slope is located from the pavement to the Main Entrance.
  • The ramp/slope gradient is steep.
  • The ramp/slope is permanent.
  • There is a level landing at the top of the ramp/slope.
  • The ramp does have handrails.
  • The handrails are on both sides.

Outside Access (Main Entrance)

  • Entrance View
    • This information is for the entrance located at the top of the ramp at the front of the building.
    • There is ramped/sloped access at this entrance.
    • There is a bell/buzzer.
    • The height of the bell/buzzer is 145cm (4ft 9in).
    • There is not an intercom.
    • The main door(s) open(s) automatically.
    • The push pad or push button is 92cm from floor level.
    • The door(s) is/are double width.
    • The door(s) is/are easy to open.
    • The width of the door opening is 95cm.
    • There is a small lip on the threshold of the entrance, with a height of 2cm or below.
  • Ramp/Slope View
    • The ramp/slope is located from the pavement up to the Main Entrance.
    • The gradient of the ramp/slope is steep.
    • The ramp/slope is permanent.
    • There is a level landing at the top of the ramp/slope.
    • There is a/are handrail(s) at the ramp.
    • The handrail(s) is/are on the left going up.
  • Comments View
    • There is a push pad on the left of the door (internally) however this is only in use if the automatic doors are on a certain setting. The doors automatically open when both entering and exiting during normal operating hours.

Reception

  • The desk/counter is 4m (4yd 1ft) 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 does not have a low (76cm or lower) section.
  • The lighting levels are good.
  • There is not a hearing assistance system.

Inside Access

  • There is level access to the service(s).
  • There is not a hearing assistance system.
  • This venue does not play background music.
  • Motorised scooters are allowed in public parts of the venue.
  • The lighting levels are moderate to good.

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 not have computers with accessible software.
  • Auxiliary aids are available for computer users.
  • A height adjustable chair is / are available.
  • Equipment available for people with a visual impairment includes Self-service machine.
  • Comments View
    • There are printing and scanning services available.
    • At the time of survey (Aug 21) the printing and scanning services were not available due to covid 19 restrictions.
    • At the time of survey (Aug 21) the computers were unavailable.
    • There are two self-service machines to the right as you enter.
    • Due to covid measures only the left self-service machine was in use.
    • The left-hand self-service has the option to increase/decrease the font size.
    • The left-hand self-service machine has a plain screen background.
    • The right-hand self service machine has child orientated/cartoon screen background.

Accessible Toilet

  • There are not accessible toilets within this venue designated for public use.

Standard Toilet(s)

Additional Info

  • Documents can be requested in Braille.
  • Documents are 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.
  • This service can be requested.
  • Home visits / services are not available.