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Lit & Phil

23 Westgate Road, Newcastle upon Tyne, Tyne and Wear, NE1 1SE

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Location

  • The venue is situated within the centre of the city.
  • This venue is situated in Newcastle.
  • There is a bus stop within 150m (164yds) of the venue.
  • The nearest mainline station is Newcastle Central.
  • The nearest underground station is Central.

Opening Times

  • Monday 09:30 - 19:00.
  • Tuesday 09:30 - 20:00.
  • Wednesday 09:30 - 19:00.
  • Thursday 09:30 - 19:00.
  • Friday 09:30 - 17:00.
  • Saturday 09:30 - 13:00.
  • Sunday Closed.

Parking

  • The venue does not have its own car park.

Outside Access (Main Entrance)

  • This information is for the entrance located at the front of the building.
  • There is not level access into the venue.
  • The main door(s) open(s) automatically (towards you).
  • The door(s) is / are double.
  • The width of the door opening is 130cm (4ft 3in).

Level Change (Main Entrance)

  • The ramp does have handrails.
  • The handrails are in the centre.
  • There is a/are step(s) to access this area/service.
  • The step(s) is/are located in front of the entrance.
  • There is/are 6 step(s) to the area/service.
  • There is not tactile paving at the top and bottom of the steps.
  • The step(s) is/are not clearly marked.
  • The step(s) is/are deep (18cm+).
  • There is not a/are not handrail(s) at the step(s).
  • There is a lift to access this area/service.
  • The lift does bypass the step(s).

Lift (Main Entrance)

  • There is a lift for public use.
  • The lift is located to the right as you face the main entrance.
  • The lift is a platform lift.
  • The platform lift accesses a small level change.
  • The lift is approximately 5m (5yd 1ft) from the main entrance.
  • Staff do not need to be notified for use of the lift.
  • The clear door width is 80cm (2ft 7in).
  • The dimensions of the lift are 85cm x 145cm (2ft 9in x 4ft 9in).
  • There are separate entry and exit doors in the lift.
  • There is not a mirror to aid reversing out of the lift.
  • The lift does not have a visual floor indicator.
  • The lift does not have an audible announcer.
  • The controls for the lift are within 90cm - 120cm from the floor.
  • The lift does not have Braille markings.
  • The lift does have tactile markings.

Other Floors

  • Steps View
    • The floors which are accessible by stairs are G-1.
    • 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 levels are bright.

Lift

  • There is a lift for public use.
  • The lift is located immediately after the entrance.
  • The lift is a stair lift.
  • The floors which are accessible by this lift are G-1.
  • The lift is 2m (2yd 7in) from the main entrance.
  • Staff do need to be notified for use of the lift.
  • The lift does not have Braille markings.
  • The lift does not have tactile markings.
  • The lighting level in the lift is bright.

Outside Access (Library Entrance)

  • This information is for the entrance located on the first floor.
  • There is level access into the venue.
  • Level access is via lift.
  • The main doors open towards you (pull).
  • The doors are double width.
  • The doors are heavy.
  • The door opening is 120cm (3ft 11in) wide.

Reception

  • The desk is 26m (28yd 1ft) from the main entrance.
  • There is level access to reception from the entrance.
  • The reception desk is medium height.
  • The desk does not have a lowered section.
  • The lighting levels are bright.
  • There is not a hearing assistance system.

Inside Access

  • There is level access to the service.
  • 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.
  • The library does not have computers with accessible software.
  • Auxiliary aids are not available for computer users.

Accessible Toilet

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

Standard Toilet(s)

Level Change (Standard Male Toilets)

  • There is a/are step(s) to access this area/service.
  • The step(s) is/are located at the rear of the venue.
  • There is/are 15+ step(s) to the area/service.
  • The lighting levels at the step(s) are medium.
  • The step(s) is/are clearly marked.
  • The step(s) is/are medium height (11cm - 17cm).
  • There is a/are handrail(s) at the step(s).
  • The handrail(s) is/are on the left going up.

Additional Info

  • Staff do not receive disability awareness / equality training.
  • Documents are not available 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.