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Colchester Prettygate Library

Prettygate Road, Colchester, Essex, CO3 4EQ

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Location

  • The venue is situated outside the centre of the town.
  • This venue is situated in Shrub End.
  • The venue is in a pedestrian area.
  • The venue is not situated on a road which has a steep gradient.
  • There is a bus stop within 150m (164yds) of the venue.
  • The nearest mainline station is Colchester.

Opening Times

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

Parking

  • The venue does not have its own car park.

Outside Access (Main Entrance)

  • This information is for the entrance located on Prettygate Road.
  • There is level access into the venue.
  • The main door(s) open(s) automatically.
  • The door(s) is / are double.
  • The width of the door opening is 130cm (4ft 3in).
  • Second set of doors View
    • There is a second set of doors.
    • The door(s) open(s) automatically.
    • The door(s) is / are double.
    • The width of the door opening is 130cm (4ft 3in).

Reception

  • The reception desk is 12m (13yd) from the main entrance.
  • There is level access to reception from the entrance.
  • The reception desk is low height.
  • The desk has a lowered section.
  • Lighting levels are medium.
  • 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.
  • Motorised scooters are allowed in public parts of the venue.
  • Lighting levels are medium.
  • Customers cannot charge scooters or wheelchairs at the venue.

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 level is medium.

Lift

  • There is a lift for public use.
  • The lift is located to the right as you enter the building.
  • The lift is a platform lift.
  • The floors which are accessible by this lift are G-1.
  • The lift is 7m (22ft 12in) from main entrance.
  • Staff do need to be notified for use of the lift.
  • The clear door width is 100cm (3ft 3in).
  • The dimensions of the lift are 150cm x 100cm (4ft 11in x 3ft 3in).
  • The controls for the lift are within reach for a wheelchair user.
  • The lighting level in the lift is 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 available for computer users.
  • Other computer auxiliary aids include zoom text.

Accessible Toilet

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

Standard Toilet(s)

Additional Info

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