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Haddington Library

John Gray Centre, 15 Lodge Street, Haddington, East Lothian, EH41 3DX

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Opening Times

  • Monday 09:00 - 19:30.
  • Tuesday 09:00 - 19:30.
  • Wednesday 10:00 - 17:00.
  • Thursday 09:00 - 19:30.
  • Friday 09:00 - 17:00.
  • Saturday 10:00 - 16:00.
  • Sunday 13:00 - 16:00.

Location

  • The venue is situated within the centre of the town.
  • This venue is situated in Haddington.
  • There is a bus stop within 150m (164yds) of the venue.
  • The nearest mainline station is Prestonpans.

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 available.
    • The dimensions of the marked Blue Badge bays are 300cm x 600cm (9ft 10in x 19ft 8in).
    • On street Blue Badge parking is located outside the building.
    • Clearly signed and / or standard marked parking bays are available.
    • The dimensions of the standard marked parking bays are 300cm x 600cm (9ft 10in x 19ft 8in).
    • Standard marked parking bays are located outside the building.
    • There is not a designated drop off point.
  • Comments
    • There are designated bays to the left and right of the building.
    • Lodge Street has some cobbled surfaces with dropped kerbs beside designated parking to overcome this.
    • High Street designated parking is on tarmac with some easy slopes and dropped kerbs.

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 double width.
  • The door opening is 148cm (4ft 10in) wide.

Level Change (Main Entrance)

  • There is a ramp or slope to access this service.
  • The ramp or slope is located leading up to the entrance from the right.
  • The ramp or slope is moderate.
  • The ramp or slope is permanent.
  • There is a level landing at the top of the ramp.
  • The ramp does have handrails.
  • The handrails are on the left going up.
  • There are steps to access this area / service.
  • The steps are located leading up to the entrance.
  • There is / are 1 step(s) to the area / service.
  • The steps are not clearly marked.
  • The steps are medium.
  • The ramp or slope does bypass 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 low.
  • The lighting levels are bright.
  • There is a touch screen.
  • The touch screen is at a suitable height for a wheelchair user.

Inside Access

  • There is level access to the service.
  • There is a hearing assistance system.
  • The system is a portable loop.
  • Staff are trained to use the system.
  • This venue does not play background music.
  • Motorised scooters are allowed in public parts of the venue.
  • The lighting levels are bright.
  • Comments
    • Internal doors throughout the building have push pads to open automatically.

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 available for computer users.
  • A large text keyboard is / are available.
  • Comments
    • The library computers offer Windows 7 ease of Access.

Changing Places

  • Location and access
    • The facility is located through to the rear of the building.
    • The facility is approximately 10m (10yd 2ft) from the main entrance.
    • There is level access to the facility.
  • Dimensions and features
    • You do need a key for the facility.
    • It is a radar key.
    • The key can be obtained from a member of staff.
    • The dimensions of the facility are 258cm x 240cm (8ft 6in x 7ft 10in).
    • The facility changing bench height is adjustable.
    • The facility changing bench is free standing.
    • The length of the facility changing bench is 180cm (5ft 11in).
    • The facility hoist is powered overhead.
    • The overhead hoist covers the changing bench and the toilet.
    • The sling is attached to the hoist by hook.
    • The facility toilet is peninsular.
    • The transfer space on the left as you face the toilet is 40cm (1ft 4in).
    • The transfer space on the right as you face the toilet is 50cm (1ft 8in).
    • Wall mounted grab rails are not available.
    • Drop down rails are provided.
    • As you face the toilet the drop down rail(s) is/are on both sides.
    • The type of wash basin is fixed.
    • Wall mounted grab rails are available at the wash basin.
    • As you face the wash basin, the wall mounted grab rails are on both sides.
    • Disposal facilities are available.
    • A privacy screen is not available.
    • Wide tear off paper roll is not available.
    • The facility has not got a non slip floor.
    • A functioning emergency alarm is available.

Accessible Toilet

  • There are accessible toilets within this venue designated for public use.
  • Location and Access
    • The toilet is not for the sole use of disabled people.
    • There is pictorial signage on or near the toilet door.
    • The accessible toilet is 24m (26yd 9in) from the main entrance.
    • The accessible toilet is located through to the rear of the building.
    • There is level access to the 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 80cm (2ft 7in).
    • The door weight is light.
    • The dimensions of the accessible toilet are 176cm x 215cm (5ft 9in x 7ft 1in).
    • There is sufficient turning space in the cubicle for a wheelchair user.
    • There is a lateral transfer space.
    • As you face the toilet pan the transfer space is on the right.
    • The lateral transfer space is 90cm (2ft 11in).
    • 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.
    • There is an emergency alarm in the cubicle.
    • The emergency alarm is fully functional.
    • It is not a push button style of alarm.
    • Disposal facilities are available in the cubicle.
    • There is a coat hook.
    • The coat hook is not within 120cm (3ft 11in) from floor level.
  • Position of Fixtures
    • Wall mounted rails are available.
    • As you face the toilet the wall mounted grab rails are on the left.
    • There is a shelf within the accessible toilet.
    • The shelf is not higher than 100cm (3ft 3in).
    • There are mirrors.
    • 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 a hand dryer.
    • The hand dryer cannot be reached from seated on the toilet.
    • The hand dryer is not placed higher than 100cm (3ft 3in).
    • There is not a towel dispenser.
    • 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 sink.
    • The sink can be reached from seated on the toilet.
    • The sink 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 grab rails and wall is good.
    • The contrast between the drop down rails and wall is good.
    • The contrast between the walls and floor is good.
    • The lighting levels are bright.
  • Baby Change Facilities
    • Baby change facilities are located within the venue.
    • Inside the venue, there is level access to the baby change facility.
    • Baby change facilities are located in the accessible toilet.
    • The height of the baby change table once extended is 92cm (3ft).

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.
  • Comments
    • Replacement hearing aid batteries are can be obtained from the library.