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Surbiton Library

Ewell Road, Surbiton, Surrey, KT6 6AG

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Location

  • The venue is situated within the centre of the town or city.
  • This venue is situated in Surbiton.
  • The venue is not situated on a road which has a steep gradient.
  • The nearest mainline station is Surbiton.

Opening Times

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

Parking

  • The venue does have its own car park.
  • Venue Car Park View
    • There are 4 designated parking bay(s) within the car park.
    • The dimensions of the designated parking bay(s) are 320cm x 480cm (10ft 6in x 15ft 9in).
    • The nearest designated bay is 20m (22yd) from the main accessible entrance.
    • The car park surface is tarmac.
    • The car park does not have a height restriction barrier.
  • Comments View
    • The car park is situated at the rear of the building, off Berrylands Road.

Outside Access (Main Entrance)

  • 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 away from you (push).
  • The doors are double width.
  • The doors are heavy.
  • The door opening is 140cm (4ft 7in) wide.
  • Second set of doors View
    • There is a second set of doors.
    • The doors open automatically.
    • The doors are double width.
    • The door opening is 140cm (4ft 7in) wide.

Level Change (Main Entrance)

  • There is a ramp/slope to access this area/service.
  • The ramp/slope is located in front of the entrance.
  • The ramp/slope is moderate.
  • The ramp/slope is permanent.
  • The width of the ramp/slope is 230cm (7ft 7in).
  • There is a/are step(s) to access this area/service.
  • There is/are 4 step(s) to the area/service.
  • 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 both sides.
  • Comments View
    • The ramp is used to overcome the steps.
    • The main doors are usually held open.
    • There are security barrier gates inside the entrance, 85 cm in width.

Reception

  • The reception desk is 8m (26ft 3in) from the front entrance.
  • There is level access to reception from the entrance.
  • The reception desk is low height.
  • Lighting levels are bright.
  • There is not a hearing assistance system.

Inside Access

  • There is level access to the service.
  • There is not a hearing assistance system.
  • 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 20m (21yd 2ft) 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 twist lock.
    • The dimensions of the accessible toilet are 160cm x 180cm (5ft 3in x 5ft 11in).
    • There is a lateral transfer space.
    • As you face the toilet pan the transfer space is on the left.
    • The lateral transfer space is 90cm (2ft 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 not 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 not placed higher than 100cm (3ft 3in).
    • 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.
    • Please contact a member of staff to use the accessible toilet as it is located in a staff only area.

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 security barrier inside the entrance.