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Old Malden Library

Church Road, Old Malden, Surrey, KT4 7RD

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Location

  • The venue is situated within the centre of the borough.
  • This venue is situated in Old Malden.
  • The nearest mainline station is Maldon Manor.

Opening Times

  • Monday 09:30 - 19:00.
  • Tuesday 09:30 - 18:00.
  • Wednesday Closed.
  • Thursday 09:30 - 19:00.
  • Friday 09:30 - 18:00.
  • Saturday 09:30 - 17:00.
  • Sunday Closed.

Parking

  • The venue does not have its own car park.
  • Blue Badge On Street Parking View
    • On street marked Blue Badge bays are available.
    • The dimensions of the marked Blue Badge bays are 230cm x 660cm (7ft 7in x 21ft 8in).
    • On street Blue Badge parking is located on Church Road in front of the venue.
  • Standard On Street Parking View
    • Clearly signed and / or standard marked parking bays are not available.
  • Comments View
    • The convenient dropoff point is located on Church Road.

Outside Access (Church Road)

  • There is not level access into the venue.
  • The bell is in a suitable position to allow wheelchair users to gain access.
  • The main doors open towards you (pull).
  • The doors are double width.
  • The doors are heavy.
  • The door opening is 120cm (3ft 11in) wide.
  • Second set of doors View
    • There is a second set of doors.
    • The doors open away from you (push).
    • The doors are single width.
    • The doors are heavy.
    • The door opening is 80cm (2ft 7in) wide.

Level Change (Church Road)

  • There is a ramp or slope to access this service.
  • The ramp or slope is located in front of the main entrance.
  • The ramp or slope is moderate.
  • The ramp or slope is permanent.
  • Comments View
    • There is a slope leading to the entrance from both Church Road and Avondale Avenue.

Reception

  • The reception desk is 3m (9ft 10in) from the front entrance.
  • There is level access to reception from the entrance.
  • The reception desk is high height.
  • Lighting levels are bright.
  • There is a hearing assistance system.
  • The type of system is a fixed loop.
  • Staff are trained to use system.

Inside Access

  • There is level access to the service.
  • 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 on tape or disc.
  • There is an ordering service.
  • Comments View
    • The library has a wheelchair accessible computer desk available.

Accessible Toilet

  • There are accessible toilet facilities within this venue.
  • Location and Access View
    • The toilet is not for the sole use of disabled people.
    • This accessible toilet is approximately 14m (15yd 11in) from the accessible entrance.
    • This accessible toilet is located at the rear of the library.
  • 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 locking handle.
    • The dimensions of the accessible toilet are 200cm x 220cm (6ft 7in x 7ft 3in).
    • There is a lateral transfer space.
    • As you face the toilet pan the transfer space is on the left.
    • The lateral transfer space is 120cm (3ft 11in).
    • The tap type is lever.
    • The emergency pull cord alarm is fully functional.
    • Disposal facilities are available in the cubicle.
    • There is a/are coat hook(s).
    • The coat hook is within 120cm (3ft 11in) from floor level.
  • Position of Fixtures View
    • Wall-mounted grab rails are available.
    • As you face the toilet the wall-mounted grab rails are on both sides.
    • There is a mirror.
    • 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 45cm (1ft 6in).
    • There is a hand dryer.
    • The hand dryer is not placed higher than 100cm (3ft 3in).
    • There is a toilet roll holder.
    • The toilet roll holder is placed higher than 100cm (3ft 3in).
    • The height of the toilet roll holder is 110cm (3ft 7in).
    • There is a wash basin.
    • The wash basin is placed higher than 74cm (2ft 5in).
    • The height of the wash basin is 75cm (2ft 6in).
  • Colour Contrast and Lighting View
    • The contrast between the walls and floor is good.
  • Comments View
    • Wall mounted and drop down rails are available.
    • There are baby changing facilities in the accessible toilet.

Additional Info

  • Staff do receive disability awareness / equality training.
  • Documents are not available in Braille.
  • Documents are available in large print.
  • A member of staff trained in BSL skills is not generally on duty.
  • Comments View
    • The photograph shows the slope leading to the entrance from Church Road.