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Suffolk Library

Stewartstown Road, Belfast, BT11 9JP

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Location

  • The venue is situated outside the centre of the city.
  • The venue is not situated on a road which has a steep gradient.
  • The nearest mainline station is Finaghy.

Opening Times

  • Monday 13:30 - 20:00.
  • Tuesday 09:30 - 17:30.
  • Wednesday 09:30 - 17:30.
  • Thursday 09:30 - 20:00.
  • Friday 13:30 - 17:30.
  • Saturday 10:00 - 13:00.
  • Sunday Closed.

Parking

  • The venue does have its own car park.
  • Venue Car Park View
    • The route from the car park to the entrance is accessible to a wheelchair user with assistance.
    • There is not a road to cross between the car park and the entrance.
  • Comments View
    • The car park is 2m from the venue's entrance.
    • The convenient dropoff point is located in the car park.

Outside Access (Main Entrance)

  • There is not level access into the venue.
  • The main doors open away from you (push).
  • The doors are single width.
  • The doors are heavy.
  • The door opening is 120cm (3ft 11in) wide.
  • Second set of doors View
    • There is a second set of doors.
    • The doors open towards you (pull).
    • The doors are double width.
    • The doors are heavy.
    • The door opening is 135cm (4ft 5in) wide.

Level Change (Main Entrance)

  • There is a ramp or slope to access this service.
  • The ramp or slope is located in front of the library.
  • The ramp or slope is easy.
  • The ramp or slope is permanent.
  • The width of the ramp or slope is 130cm (4ft 3in).

Reception

  • The reception desk is 7m (22ft 12in) from the front entrance.
  • There is level access to reception from the entrance.
  • The reception desk is high 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.
  • 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 on tape or disc.
  • There is an ordering service.

Accessible Toilet

  • There are accessible toilet facilities within this venue.
  • Location and Access View
    • The toilet is for the sole use of disabled people.
    • This accessible toilet is approximately 21m (22yd 2ft) from the accessible entrance.
    • This accessible toilet is located at the rear of the library.
  • Features and Dimensions View
    • This is a unisex toilet.
    • A key is not required for the accessible toilet.
    • The door opens inwards.
    • The door is locked by a locking handle.
    • The dimensions of the accessible toilet are 180cm x 240cm (5ft 11in x 7ft 10in).
    • 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).
    • The tap type is lever.
    • The emergency pull cord alarm is fully functional.
    • Disposal facilities are available in the cubicle.
    • There is not a/are not coat hook(s).
  • Position of Fixtures View
    • Wall-mounted grab rails are available.
    • As you face the toilet the wall-mounted grab rails are on both sides.
    • There is not a mirror.
    • The height of the toilet seat above floor level is 45cm (1ft 6in).
    • There is not a hand dryer.
    • There is a towel dispenser.
    • The towel dispenser is not placed higher than 100cm (3ft 3in).
    • There is not a toilet roll holder.
    • There is a wash basin.
    • The wash basin is placed higher than 74cm (2ft 5in).
    • The height of the wash basin is 75cm (2ft 6in).
  • Colour Contrast and Lighting View
    • The contrast between the walls and floor is good.
    • The lighting levels are bright.
  • Comments View
    • Wall mounted and drop down rails are available.
    • There is a level access unisex toilet located at the rear of the library.

Additional Info

  • Staff do receive disability awareness / equality training.
  • Documents are not available in Braille.
  • Documents are not available in large print.
  • A member of staff trained in BSL skills is not generally on duty.