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Galleywood Library

Watchouse Road, Galleywood, Chelmsford, Essex, CM2 8PU

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Introduction

Location

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

Parking

  • The venue does not have its own car park.
  • Public Car Parks
    • There is a car park for public use within 200m (approx).
    • The car park is located at the rear of the library.

Outside Access (Main Entrance)

  • This information is for the entrance located on Watchouse Road.
  • There is level access into the venue.
  • The main doors open automatically.
  • The doors are double width.
  • The door opening is 124cm (4ft 1in) wide.
  • Second set of doors
    • There is a second set of doors.
    • The doors open automatically.
    • The doors are double width.
    • The door opening is 104cm (3ft 5in) wide.
  • Comments
    • The automatic doors are push pad operated.

Reception

  • The reception desk is 1m (3ft 3in) from the main entrance.
  • There is level access to reception from the entrance.
  • The reception desk is medium 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.
  • Motorised scooters are allowed in public parts of the venue.
  • Lighting levels are bright.
  • Customers cannot charge scooters or wheelchairs at the venue.

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.
  • It takes approximately 1-14 days to process an order.
  • The library does have computers with accessible software.
  • Equipment available for people with a visual impairment includes zoom text software.

Additional Info

  • Staff do receive disability awareness / equality training.
  • A member of staff trained in BSL skills is not generally on duty.
  • Staff are Text Relay aware.
  • Children are welcomed at the venue.