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Stockbridge Village Library

The Withens, Stockbridge Village, Knowsley, Merseyside, L28 1AB

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Opening Times

  • Monday 10:00 - 17:00.
  • Tuesday 10:00 - 17:00.
  • Wednesday Closed.
  • Thursday 10:00 - 13:00.
  • Friday 10:00 - 17:00.
  • Saturday 10:00 - 13:00.
  • Sunday Closed.

Location

  • The venue is in a pedestrian area.
  • There is a bus stop within 150m (164yds) of the venue.
  • The nearest National Rail station is Huyton.

Parking

  • The venue does not have its own car park.
  • There is a car park for public use within 200m (approx).
  • The name of the car park is Stockbridge Village Community Centre Car Park.
  • The car park is located in front of the Community Centre, on The Withens.
  • On street marked Blue Badge bays are available.
  • The dimensions of the marked Blue Badge bays are 360cm x 600cm (11ft 10in x 19ft 8in).
  • On street Blue Badge parking is located on The Withens.
  • Clearly signed and / or standard marked parking bays are not available.
  • There is not a designated drop off point.
  • Comments
    • There are a further 6 Blue Badge bays to the right of the community centre.

Outside Access (The Withens Entrance)

  • This information is for the entrance located at the side of the building.
  • There is level access into the venue.
  • The intercom is not in a suitable position to allow wheelchair users to gain access.
  • The main door(s) open(s) automatically.
  • The door(s) is / are double.
  • The width of the door opening is 110cm (3ft 7in).
  • There is a second set of doors.
  • The door(s) open(s) automatically.
  • The door(s) is / are double.
  • The width of the door opening is 154cm (5ft 1in).

Outside Access (Car Park Entrance)

  • This information is for the entrance located at the side of the building.
  • There is level access into the venue.
  • The intercom is not in a suitable position to allow wheelchair users to gain access.
  • The main door(s) open(s) automatically.
  • The door(s) is / are double.
  • The width of the door opening is 111cm (3ft 8in).
  • There is a second set of doors.
  • The door(s) open(s) automatically.
  • The door(s) is / are double.
  • The width of the door opening is 152cm (4ft 12in).

Outside Access (Stockbridge Village Library Entrance)

  • This information is for the entrance located in Stockbridge Leisure Centre.
  • There is level access into the venue.
  • The main door(s) open(s) away from you (push).
  • The door(s) is / are double (with one leaf locked).
  • The door(s) is / are heavy.
  • The width of the door opening is 80cm (2ft 7in).

Outside Access (Stockbridge Village Library Entrance)

  • This information is for the entrance located in the entrance foyer of Stockbridge Village Primary School.
  • There is level access into the venue.
  • The main door(s) open(s) away from you (push).
  • The door(s) is / are double (with one leaf locked).
  • The door(s) is / are heavy.
  • The width of the door opening is 80cm (2ft 7in).

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 medium.

Reception

  • The desk/counter is 11m (12yd 1in) from the Stockbridge Village Library 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 medium.
  • There is not a hearing assistance system.
  • There is a touch screen.
  • The touch screen is not at a suitable height for a wheelchair user.

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 not have computers with accessible software.
  • Auxiliary aids are not available for computer users.
  • Comments
    • There are chairs and desks available within the library.
    • The chairs do not have armrests.
    • The height of the desks is 68cm.
    • There are stools and a sofa.

Accessible Toilet

  • Location and Access
    • There are not accessible toilet facilities within this venue.
  • Comments
    • The nearest accessible toilet is located within Stockbridge Leisure Centre.

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.
  • An assistance dog toilet area can be provided onsite.
  • The assistance dog toilet area is located on the grassed areas surrounding the building.
  • A member of staff trained in BSL skills is not normally on duty.
  • This service can be requested.
  • Home visits / services are available.