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Great Parndon Library

Staple Tye, Harlow, Essex, CM18 7PP

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Introduction

Location

  • The venue is situated outside the centre of the town.
  • This venue is situated in Staple Tye.
  • 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 Harlow Town.

Opening Times

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

Parking

  • The venue does not have its own car park.
  • Public Car Parks View
    • There is a car park for public use within 200m (approx).
    • The car park is located at the side of the library.
  • Comments View
    • There is unrestricted on street parking outside the venue in Parnall Road.

Outside Access (Main Entrance)

  • This information is for the entrance located on Parnall Road.
  • There is not level access into the venue.
  • The main door(s) open(s) away from you (push).
  • The door(s) is / are double.
  • The door(s) is / are heavy.
  • The width of the door opening is 167cm (5ft 6in).
  • Second set of doors View
    • There is a second set of doors.
    • The door(s) open(s) towards you (pull).
    • The door(s) is / are permanently held open.
    • The width of the door opening is 144cm (4ft 9in).
  • Comments View
    • There are electronic barriers located just beyond the second set of doors and they are 100cm wide.

Level Change (Main Entrance)

  • There is a ramp/slope to access this area/service.
  • The ramp or slope is located to the left as you face the entrance.
  • The ramp/slope is moderate.
  • The ramp/slope is permanent.
  • There is a level landing at the top of the ramp/slope.
  • The ramp does have handrails.
  • The handrails are on the right going up.
  • The width of the ramp/slope is 128cm (4ft 2in).
  • There is a/are step(s) to access this area/service.
  • The step(s) is/are located in front of the entrance.
  • There is/are 4 step(s) to the area/service.
  • The lighting levels at the step(s) are bright.
  • The step(s) is/are not clearly marked.
  • The step(s) is/are deep (18cm+).
  • There is a/are handrail(s) at the step(s).
  • The handrail(s) is/are on both sides.
  • The ramp/slope does bypass the step(s).

Reception

  • The desk/counter is 4m (4yd 1ft) from the main entrance.
  • There is level access to the desk/counter from the entrance.
  • The desk/counter is medium height (77cm - 109cm).
  • The desk/counter has a low (76cm or lower) section.
  • The lighting levels are bright.
  • There is a hearing assistance system.
  • The type of system is a fixed loop.
  • Staff are trained to use the system.
  • Comments View
    • There is a self service touchscreen approx 5m from the entrance.
    • The height of the touchscreen is between 110cm and 140cm.

Inside Access

  • There is level access to the service(s).
  • This venue does not play background music.
  • Motorised scooters are allowed in public parts of the venue.
  • The 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 in audio format.
  • There is an ordering service.
  • The library does have computers with accessible software.
  • Auxiliary aids are not available for computer users.
  • Comments View
    • Page magnification software is available for computer users.
    • Text-to-Audio software is available for computer users.
    • An audio catalogue of currently available audio books is available from the enquiries desk.
    • Access Tickets allowing free loans of audio books and DVDs are available to qualifying library users.

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.
  • Documents can be requested in Braille.
  • Documents can be requested in large print.