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South Library

115-117 Essex Road, Islington, London, N1 2SL

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Opening Times

  • Monday 09:30 - 20:00.
  • Tuesday Closed.
  • Wednesday 09:30 - 20:00.
  • Thursday Closed.
  • Friday 09:30 - 17:00.
  • Saturday 09:30 - 17:00.
  • Sunday Closed.
  • Comments View
    • The childrens library closes between 1-2 for lunch and closes at 19:00 on Mondays and Wednesdays.
    • The times may vary during public holidays, please check the website for more details..

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 Essex Road.

Parking

  • The venue does not have its own car park.

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 both ways.
  • The doors are double width.
  • The doors are heavy.
  • The door opening is 142cm (4ft 8in) wide.

Level Change (Main Entrance)

  • There are steps to access this area / service.
  • The steps are located in front of the entrance.
  • There is / are 3 step(s) to the area / service.
  • The steps are not clearly marked.
  • The steps are medium.
  • The steps do have handrails.
  • The handrails are on both sides.

Reception

  • The reception desk is 10m (32ft 10in) from the main entrance.
  • There is level access to reception from the entrance.
  • The reception desk is medium height.
  • The desk has a lowered section.
  • Lighting levels are medium.

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.
  • Lighting levels are 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 in audio format.
  • There is an ordering service.
  • The library does have computers with accessible software.
  • Auxiliary aids are not available for computer users.

Other Floors

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    • The floors which are accessible by stairs are G-1.
    • There are 15+ steps between floors.
    • The steps are clearly marked.
    • The steps are medium.
    • The steps do have handrails.
    • The steps have a handrail on both sides.
    • There is a landing.
    • The lighting level is medium.
  • Other View
    • The services on the floors which are not accessible are Childrens Library & Hall.

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.
  • 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 cannot be requested.