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Finsbury Library

245 St John Street, Clerkenwall, London, EC1V 4NB

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Opening Times

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

Location

  • The venue is situated outside the centre of the town or city.
  • This venue is situated in Islington.
  • 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 Farringdon.
  • The nearest underground station is Angel.

Parking

  • The venue does not have its own car park.
  • Public Car Parks
    • There is not a car park for public use within 200m (approx).
  • On Street Parking and Drop-off Details
    • On street marked Blue Badge bays are not available.
    • Clearly signed and / or standard marked parking bays are available.
    • Standard marked parking bays are located in St John Street.
    • There is not a designated drop off point.

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 doors open automatically.
  • The doors are single width.
  • The door opening is 96cm (3ft 2in) wide.
  • Second set of doors
    • There is a second set of doors.
    • The doors open automatically.
    • The doors are single width.
    • The door opening is 96cm (3ft 2in) wide.

Level Change (Main Entrance)

  • There is a ramp or slope to access this service.
  • The ramp or slope is located leading to the entrance.
  • The ramp or slope is easy.
  • The ramp or slope is permanent.
  • There is a level landing at the top of the ramp.
  • There are steps to access this area / service.
  • The steps are located in front of the entrance.
  • There is / are 1 step(s) to the area / service.
  • Lighting levels at the steps are medium.
  • The steps are clearly marked.
  • The steps are shallow.
  • Comments
    • The ramp overcomes the steps.

Reception

  • The desk is 15m (16yd 1ft) from the main entrance.
  • There is level access to reception from the entrance.
  • The reception desk is medium height (77cm - 109cm).
  • The desk has a low (76cm or lower) section.
  • The lighting levels are medium.
  • There is not a hearing assistance system.

Inside Access

  • There is level access to the service.
  • 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 varied.
  • Comments
    • There is a small ramped lip at reception leading to the library.

Level Change (Stage)

  • There are steps to access this area / service.
  • The steps are located leading to the stage.
  • There is / are 4 step(s) to the area / service.
  • Lighting levels at the steps are medium.
  • The steps are not clearly marked.
  • The steps are deep.
  • There is a standard and / or platform lift to access this service.

Lift (Stage)

  • There is a lift for public use.
  • The lift is located leading to the stage.
  • The lift is a platform lift.
  • The platform lift accesses a small level change.
  • The lift is 23m (25yd) from main entrance.
  • Staff do need to be notified for use of the lift.
  • The dimensions of the lift are 90cm x 130cm (2ft 11in x 4ft 3in).
  • The controls for the lift are within reach for a wheelchair user.
  • The lift controls do not have Braille markings.
  • The lift controls do have tactile markings.
  • The lighting level in the lift is medium.

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.
  • The library does have computers with accessible software.
  • Auxiliary aids are not available for computer users.

Accessible Toilet

  • There are accessible toilet facilities within this venue.
  • Location and Access
    • The toilet is not for the sole use of disabled people.
    • There is pictorial signage on or near the toilet door.
    • This accessible toilet is approximately 15m (16yd 1ft) from the main entrance.
    • This accessible toilet is located to the right as you enter the main entrance, within the standard toilets.
    • There is level access to this accessible toilet.
  • Features and Dimensions
    • 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 width of the accessible toilet door is 90cm (2ft 11in).
    • The door is light.
    • The dimensions of the accessible toilet are 145cm x 200cm (4ft 9in x 6ft 7in).
    • There is a lateral transfer space.
    • As you face the toilet pan the transfer space is on the left.
    • The lateral transfer space is 78cm (2ft 7in).
    • There is a dropdown rail on the transfer side.
    • There is a flush on the transfer side.
    • The tap type is lever.
    • There is a mixer tap.
    • The emergency pull cord alarm is not fully functional.
    • The alarm was out of reach (higher than 10cm (4") from floor) when surveyed.
    • 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
    • Wall-mounted grab rails are available.
    • As you face the toilet the wall-mounted grab rails are on both sides.
    • There is a shelf within the accessible toilet.
    • The shelf is higher than 100cm (3ft 3in).
    • 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 47cm (1ft 7in).
    • There is not a hand dryer.
    • There is a towel dispenser.
    • The towel dispenser cannot be reached from seated on the toilet.
    • The towel dispenser is not placed higher than 100cm (3ft 3in).
    • There is a toilet roll holder.
    • The toilet roll holder can be reached from seated on the toilet.
    • The toilet roll holder is not placed higher than 100cm (3ft 3in).
    • There is a wash basin.
    • The wash basin can be reached from seated on the toilet.
    • The wash basin is not placed higher than 74cm (2ft 5in).
  • Colour Contrast and Lighting
    • The contrast between the external door and wall is good.
    • The contrast between the internal door and wall is good.
    • The contrast between the wall-mounted grab rail(s) and wall is good.
    • The contrast between the dropdown rail(s) and wall is good.
    • The contrast between the walls and floor is good.
    • The lighting levels are medium.
  • Comments
    • Baby change facilities are located within the venue.
    • The baby change facilities are located within the accessible toilet.
    • The height of the baby change table once extended is 80cm (2ft 7in).
    • Inside the venue, there is level access to the baby change facility.

Standard Toilet(s)

Additional Info

  • Staff do receive disability awareness / equality training.
  • Documents can be requested 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.
  • This service can be requested.