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Southam Library

Tithe Lodge, High Street, Southam, Warwickshire, CV47 0HB

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Introduction

  • Services / facilities within the building include the library, cafe, advice bureau, photo booth, rhyme time, story stomp, silver surfers, Disabled parking permits and concessionary bus pass applications, reporting of street lighting faults, accessible and standard toilets, Stratford District Council services using the customer access terminal and Orbit Housing Association Extra Care Unit.
  • Comments View
    • The Advise Bureau is available every Monday from 09.30 to Midday by appointment only.

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 Leamington Spa.

Opening Hours

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 name of the car park is Wood Street Public Car Park.
    • The car park is located in Wood Street.
    • There is a/are Blue Badge parking bay(s) available within the car park.
  • On Street Blue Badge Parking View
    • On street marked Blue Badge bays are available.
    • The dimensions of the marked Blue Badge bays are 206cm x 630cm (6ft 9in x 20ft 8in).
    • On street Blue Badge parking is located on the High Street.
  • On Street Standard Parking View
    • Clearly signed and / or standard marked parking bays are available.
    • The dimensions of the standard marked parking bays are 206cm x 400cm (6ft 9in x 13ft 1in).
    • Standard marked parking bays are located on the High Street.
  • Drop-off Point View
    • There is not a designated drop off point.

Pathway to Main Entrance

  • There is an accessible pathway leading to the main entrance which is located in Park Lane.
  • There are no handrails along the pathway.
  • The distance from the entrance of the pathway to the main entrance is 31m.
  • The pathway is paved and is 100cm wide.
  • There is a permanent pathway from the High Street to the Library.
  • The pathway is a long slight slope with resting places.
  • It has handrails both sides and is more than 150cm wide.
  • The route to the library from the High Street is via four medium height steps.
  • The steps are not clearly marked and have handrails to both sides.
  • There is tactile paving at the bottom and top of the steps.
  • Using the pathway would overcome the steps.

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 door(s) open(s) automatically.
  • The door(s) is / are double.
  • The width of the door opening is 150cm (4ft 11in).
  • Second set of doors View
    • 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 150cm (4ft 11in).

Level Change (Main Entrance)

  • There is a ramp/slope to access this area/service.
  • The ramp or slope is located in front of the entrance.
  • The ramp/slope gradient is slight.
  • The ramp/slope is permanent.
  • There is not a level landing at the top of the ramp/slope.
  • The ramp does not have handrails.

Outside Access (Library Entrance)

  • This information is for the entrance located off the main corridor.
  • There is level access into the venue.
  • The main door(s) open(s) automatically (away from you).
  • Second set of doors View
    • The automatic doors are push pad activated.
    • The door(s) is / are double.
    • The width of the door opening is 150cm (4ft 11in).

Reception

  • The desk/counter is 4m (4yd 1ft) from the library entrance.
  • There is level access to the desk/counter from the entrance.
  • The desk/counter is medium height (77cm - 109cm).
  • The desk/counter does not have a low (76cm or lower) section.
  • The lighting levels are good.
  • There is a hearing assistance system.
  • The type of system is a fixed loop.
  • Staff are trained to use the system.
  • The hearing assistance system was tested by an AccessAble surveyor.
  • The hearing assistance system was tested on 08/06/2023.
  • The hearing assistance system was working at the time of testing.
  • There is a touch screen.
  • The touch screen is not at a suitable height for a wheelchair user.
  • Comments View
    • There is a self-service checkout and returns desk with touch screen and the touchscreen buttons are between 104cm and 146cm high.
    • There is a button available to change the font size.

Inside Access

  • There is level access to the service(s).
  • This venue does not play background music.
  • Motorised scooters are welcomed in public parts of the venue.
  • The lighting levels are good.

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.
  • Accessible software includes JAWS and Zoomtext.
  • Auxiliary aids are available for computer users.
  • A large text keyboard, large rollerball mouse and height adjustable chair is / are available.
  • Equipment available for people with a visual impairment includes Magnifiers.

Accessible Toilet (Left Hand Transfer)

  • Accessible toilet facilities are available.
  • Location and Access View
    • There is pictorial and written text signage on or near the toilet door.
    • This accessible toilet is approximately 13m (14yd 8in) from the main entrance.
    • This accessible toilet is located off the main corridor to the right.
    • There is level access to this accessible toilet.
  • Features and Dimensions View
    • This is a shared toilet.
    • A key is not required for the accessible toilet.
    • The door opens outwards.
    • The door is locked by a lever twist.
    • The width of the accessible toilet door is 90cm (2ft 11in).
    • The door is easy to open.
    • The dimensions of the accessible toilet are 154cm x 270cm (5ft 1in x 8ft 10in).
    • 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 left.
    • The lateral transfer space is 87cm (2ft 10in).
    • 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.
    • The emergency pull cord alarm is fully functional.
    • Disposal facilities are available in the cubicle.
    • There is a/are clinical waste disposal units.
    • There is not a/are not coat hook(s).
  • Position of Fixtures View
    • Wall mounted grab rails are available for the toilet.
    • As you face the toilet the wall-mounted grab rails are on both sides.
    • There is not a shelf within the accessible toilet.
    • There is a mirror.
    • Mirrors are not placed at a lower level or at an angle for ease of use.
    • The height of the toilet seat above floor level is 46cm (1ft 6in).
    • There is a hand dryer.
    • The hand dryer cannot be reached from seated on the toilet.
    • The hand dryer is placed higher than 100cm (3ft 3in).
    • The height of the hand dryer is 110cm (3ft 7in).
    • 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 wash basin.
    • The wash basin cannot be reached from seated on the toilet.
    • The wash basin is not placed higher than 74cm (2ft 5in).
  • Colour Contrast and Lighting View
    • The contrast between the external door and wall is good.
    • There is a high colour contrast between the internal door and wall.
    • The contrast between the wall-mounted grab rail(s) and wall is good.
    • There is a good colour contrast between the dropdown rail(s) and wall.
    • The contrast between the walls and floor is good.
    • The lighting levels are low to moderate.
  • Baby Change Facilities View
    • Baby change facilities are located within the venue.
    • Baby change facilities are located within the accessible toilet.
    • The height of the baby change table once extended is 85cm (2ft 9in).

Standard Toilet(s)

Additional Info

  • Documents can be requested in Braille.
  • Documents are available 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 cannot be requested.
  • Home visits / services are available.