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Bath Central Library

19 The Podium
Northgate Street
Bath
Bath and NE Somerset
BA1 5AN

Tel: 01225 394 041

http://www.librarieswest.org.uk/

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Organisation Name Bath Central Library
Website http://www.librarieswest.org.uk/
Full Description

Bath & North East Somerset Council has Libraries in Bath; Weston Village; Moorland Rd Bath; Paulton; Midsomer Norton; Radstock; Keynsham; and Saltford. 1 mobile library visits rural and outlying areas on a fortnightly rota. .

Computer Access is available in all libraries. There are concessionary rates for disabled borrowers and some on benefits.

Large print keyboards, trackball ,screen reading software and hearing loops are available.

The Home Library Service is available for residents of B&NES with mobility or other disabilities who cannot get to a library. For enquiries about using this service please call 01225 394041 for details.

The Home Library service is run largely by volunteers. For volunteering opportunities please contact Mike Plows, Volunteer Centre, Bath Central Library, 19-23 The Podium, Northgate Street, Bath, BA1 5AN. Tel: 01225 338105. Email - info@vol-centre.org.uk

All Libraries have Large print books , audio books and DVDs with subtitling. Bath Library also has music CDs .
Free e-audiobooks and e-books can be downloaded via the LibrariesWest website www.librarieswest.org.uk
There are meeting rooms, an exhibition room and display space for hire.

Books on Prescription collections are available in every library. These are books recommended by healthcare professionals covering mental health and wellbeing issues. They can be reserved free of charge from the Libraries website www.librarieswest.org.uk
Assistance dogs are welcome.
Bath Library is above Waitrose Supermarket and is accessible by lift, escalator or by stairs.

There are toilet facilities on the same floor adjacent to the Waitrose Cafe

Organisation type Statutory Service
Areas Served Bath and North East Somerset
Is there a cost for these services? Contact for details
Cost information

Some loans (excluding books, which are free) are charged for, but there are usually concessions for people with disabilities. Many services are free to all. Contact the library or check:
www.bathnes.gov.uk/libraries for further details.

Do you offer concessions? Yes
Concessions information

Concessions are subject to alteration, please enquire at any B&NES library, or check online at:
http://www.bathnes.gov.uk/leisureandculture/Libraries/information/pages/Library%20Concessions.aspx or ask at any library.

How can people access this service? Self Referral
Business hours
Day Opening Hours Notes
Monday 09:30 18:00
Tuesday 09:30 19:00
Wednesday 09:30 19:00
Thursday 09:30 19:00
Friday 09:30 17:00
Saturday 09:30 17:00
Sunday 13:00 16:00
Out of hours answer machine No
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Address Details
Address Line 1 19 The Podium
Address Line 2 Northgate Street
Town Bath
County Bath and NE Somerset
Postcode BA1 5AN
Organisation Contact Methods
Telephone 01225 394 041
Email councilconnect@bathnes.gov.uk
Fax 01225 787 426
Textphone 07797 806 545
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Contact Name Valerie Bearne
Job title / Position Community Engagement Manager
Contact Methods (if different from organisation contact details)
Telephone 01225 396 304 or 787 440
Email valerie_bearne@bathnes.gov.uk
Fax 01225 787 426
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Services available to people at home

Home Library Service
24/7 website at www.bathnes.gov.uk/libraries
24/7 renewals line 0845 002 0777

Helpline service? Yes
Helpline Details
Helpline name Council Connect
Helpline number 01225 394 041
Cost per minute Standard call charges apply
Freephone number? No
Shows on bill? Yes
Email councilconnect@bathnes.gov.uk
SMS/Text Messages 07797 806 545
Helpline Open 24/7? No
Helpline opening hours
Day Opening Hours Notes
Monday 08:00 18:00 Pre-recorded messages & email options when closed
Tuesday 08:00 18:00
Wednesday 09:30 18:00
Thursday 08:00 18:00
Friday 08:00 18:00
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Services that increase accessibility See http://wwwi/leisureandculture/Libraries/EqualAccess/Pages/default.aspx for details.
Physical access information Yes
Access Questions
Are there bus stops nearby? Yes
Approx. distance? Various
Bus numbers? Various
Is there a rail station nearby? Yes
Approx. distance? 1/2 mile
Is there a car park nearby? Yes
Approx. distance? Underneath Bath Central Library. Access via lift / stairs / escalator
Is there parking for disabled drivers on site or outside the building? Yes
If so, how many spaces? 20
Disabled parking telephone 01225 444 678
Is there on-street parking in close proximity to the premises? Yes
Approx. distance? A few yards. Normal parking restrictions apply.
External Access
Do the premises feature non-revolving automatic external doors? Yes
Are external doors 900mm or more wide with flat thresholds? Yes
Are external doors non sprung? Yes
On external doors are the handles a contrasting colour and tone to the door? No
Are there external steps? Yes
If so, how many? 6 on one access route, but there is level access too.
Do these steps have a handrail? Yes
Are the edges of the steps a contrasting colour to the steps? Yes
Is there a ramp? No
Internal Access
Do the premises feature non-revolving automatic internal doors? Yes
On internal doors are the handles a contrasting colour and tone to the door? No
Are there internal steps? No
Do these steps have a handrail? No
Are the edges of the steps a contrasting colour to the steps? No
Is there a ramp? No
Is there more than one floor at the premises? No
Are there visual alarm systems at the premises? No
Is there an induction loop / induction coupling at the premises? Yes
Please supply any further information relevant to your induction loop / induction coupling It is currently restricted to the enquiry desk.
Do visitors have access to a telephone? No
Can people with an assistance dog access the service accompanied by their dog? Yes
Is there provision for assistance dogs? (Water bowl and toilet area) Water available on request. If anything else is needed, just ask.
Does the toilet have a minimum size of 2200mm × 1500mm Yes
Does the toilet have a minimum door size of 1000mm Yes
Does the toilet have grab rails - 2x horizontal? Yes
Does the toilet have grab rails - 2x vertical? Yes
Does the toilet have grab rails - 1x drop-down? No
Is the height of the reception desk at the premises between 750mm and 850mm? Yes
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