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Friends House - Library

173 Euston Road, London, NW1 2BJ

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Introduction

Getting Here

  • Friends House is within a meter parking zone in operation Monday to Friday 08:30 - 18:30, and Saturday 09:00 - 13:30. There are alternative, longer-term parking facilities under Euston Station. Please note that Friends House is within the congestion charge zone.

Useful Information

Building Parking

  • The building does not have its own dedicated parking.
  • Public Car Parks View
    • There is a car park for public use within 200m (approx).
    • The car park is located on Endsleigh Gardens.
  • On Street Parking View
    • Clearly signed and/or marked on street Blue Badge parking bays are available (within approximately 50m of the building).
    • The dimensions of the marked Blue Badge bays are 200cm x 650cm (6ft 7in x 21ft 4in).
    • The on street Blue Badge parking bay(s) is/are located on on Endsleigh Gardens.
    • Clearly signed and / or standard marked parking bays are available.
    • The on street standard parking bay(s) is/are located on on Endsleigh Gardens.
  • Drop Off Point View
    • There is not a designated drop off point.

Outside Access (Main Entrance)

  • Entrance View
    • This information is for the entrance located in front of the building.
    • There is ramped/sloped or stepped access at this entrance.
    • The intercom is not in a suitable position to allow wheelchair users to gain access.
    • The intercom is at a height of 135cm.
    • There is a canopy or recess which provides weather protection at this entrance.
    • The main door(s) open(s) automatically (towards you).
    • The door(s) is / are double.
    • The width of the door opening is 165cm (5ft 5in).
  • Ramp/Slope View
    • There is a ramp/slope at this entrance.
    • The ramp/slope is located in front of the entrance.
    • The ramp or slope does bypass the step(s).
    • The ramp/slope gradient is easy.
    • The ramp is permanent.
  • Step(s) View
    • There is a / are step(s) at this entrance.
    • The step(s) is / are located to the left as you face the entrance.
    • There is / are 7 step(s) to access the entrance.
    • There is not tactile paving at the top and bottom of the step(s).
    • The step(s) is / are not clearly marked.
    • The step(s) is / are medium (11cm - 17cm).
    • The steps do have handrails.
    • The handrails are on both sides.

Reception

  • Main Reception is located ahead as you enter.
  • The desk is 8m (8yd 2ft) from the main entrance.
  • The reception area is clearly visible from the entrance.
  • There is step free access to this reception area.
  • The lighting levels in the reception area are bright.
  • The reception desk/counter is medium height (77cm - 109cm).
  • There is a low section of the counter (76cm or below) available.
  • There is not a clear knee recess beneath the low counter.
  • The desk is staffed.
  • There is a hearing assistance system.
  • The type of system is a fixed loop.
  • The hearing assistance system is signed.
  • Staff are not trained to use the system.

Entrance (Library)

  • Entrance View
    • This information is for the entrance located to the left of the main reception.
    • There is step free access at this entrance.
    • The main door(s) open(s) automatically (towards you).
    • The door(s) is / are double (with one leaf locked).
    • The width of the door opening is 70cm (2ft 4in).
  • Comments View
    • At the time of the survey, the door to the right was clipped shut and would not open.
    • This can be opened by the librarians on request providing an entrance width of 140cm.

Reception

  • Library is located to the left as you enter.
  • The desk is 7m (7yd 1ft) from the library entrance.
  • The reception area is clearly visible from the entrance.
  • There is step free access to this reception area.
  • The lighting levels in the reception area are bright.
  • The reception desk/counter is high (110cm+).
  • There is not a low section of the counter (76cm or below) available.
  • The desk is staffed.

Inside Access

  • There is level access to the service.
  • There is not a hearing assistance system.
  • This venue does not play background music.
  • The lighting levels are bright.
  • Comments View
    • The gallery on the first floor has corridors which have a limited width.

Library

  • This library does not have a regular supply of books in Braille.
  • This library does not have a regular supply of books in large print.
  • This library does not have a regular supply of books in audio format.
  • There is not an ordering service.
  • The library does not have computers with accessible software.
  • Auxiliary aids are available for computer users.
  • A height adjustable chair is / are available.
  • Opening Times View
    • Monday 10:00 - 17:00.
    • Tuesday 10:00 - 17:00.
    • Wednesday 10:00 - 17:00.
    • Thursday 10:00 - 17:00.
    • Friday 10:00 - 17:00.
    • Saturday Closed.
    • Sunday Closed.

Other Floors

  • Steps View
    • The floors which are accessible by stairs are G,1.
    • The stairs are located to the right as you enter.
    • The stairs are approximately 6m from the library entrance.
    • There are 15+ steps between floors.
    • There are manual, heavy, single doors to access the stairwell on all floors.
    • The lighting levels are bright.
    • The steps are not clearly marked.
    • The steps are deep (18cm+).
    • The steps do have handrails.
    • The steps have a handrail on both sides.
    • There is not a landing.
  • Other View
    • The area(s)/service(s) on the floors which are not accessible is/are the gallery.
  • Comments View
    • The gallery is for staff only.

Accessible Toilet

  • Accessible toilet facilities are not available.
  • Comments View
    • The nearest accessible toilet is located in the Small Meeting House.
    • There is an additional accessible toilet located along the West Corridor.
    • These toilets are both located on the ground floor.

Standard Toilet(s)

  • Standard toilets are located along the west corridor on the ground floor.