Introduction

Introduction

Organisation Name
Bristol Central Library
Description

The lending library on the ground floor with books in a range of languages, large print, CD & audio books, language courses, DVDs, music CDs, sheet music, vocal and orchestral scores, plays.

The reference library on the first floor holds a wide range of book stock, newspapers and specialist local studies/family history material.

The learning centre on the first floor holds company information, information on management and commercial subjects, journals and periodicals (including Asian and African Caribbean titles).

The Library has internet PCs, printers and both colour and black + white photocopiers.

Service desks have induction loops fitted and some places tactile signposting.

A disability resource centre on the first floor includes two large screen computers with zoom-text which enlarges images on the screen and jaws, a speech feature, braille reader for screen text and a braille printer.

Public toilets are on the first floor, and include accessible facilities.

There is a level access ramp entry at the west end of the Library and an internal lift for customer use.

The Library Catalogue includes stock held by neighbouring authorities and can be reserved/loaned by members of Bristol and neighbouring libraries.

Organisation Type
Statutory Service
This organisation provides support around
Emotional Support Living, Learning, Working
Regions
South Gloucestershire Bristol Bath and North East Somerset
Is there a cost for these services?
Yes
Cost information

Book lending services are free - other services may be chargeable. Internet pc hire is free - printing is chargeable.

Concessions information

No charges for loan of spoken word recordings to housebound or people with disability. No charge for children's spoken word material loaned on children's tickets.

How can people access this service?
Drop-In
Business Hours
MondayFrom 10:00To 19:00
TuesdayFrom 10:00To 19:00
WednesdayCLOSED
ThursdayFrom 10:00To 19:00
FridayFrom 10:00To 17:00
SaturdayFrom 10:00To 17:00
SundayFrom 13:00To 17:00

Primary Organisation Details

Primary Address Details

Address 1
College Green
Town
Bristol
Postcode
BS1 5TL

Organisation Contact Methods

Telephone
Textphone

Services

Helpline Details

Will calls I make to this helpline show on my bill?
N/A

Accessibility

General Accessibility

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Access Questions

Are there bus stops nearby?
Approx. distance?
Various
Bus numbers?
Various
Is there a rail station nearby?
Approx. distance?
1.3km
Is there a car park nearby?
Approx. distance?
Adjacent
Is there parking for disabled drivers on site or outside the building?
If so, how many spaces?
3
Is there on-street parking in close proximity to the premises?

External Access

Do the premises feature non-revolving automatic external doors?
Are external doors 900mm or more wide with flat thresholds?
Are there external steps?
If so, how many?
12
Do these steps have a handrail?
Are the edges of the steps a contrasting colour to the steps?
Is there a ramp?

Internal Access

Do the premises feature non-revolving automatic internal doors?
Are there internal steps?
If so, how many?
36
Do these steps have a handrail?
Are the edges of the steps a contrasting colour to the steps?
Is there a ramp?
Is there more than one floor at the premises?
Is there a lift?
Is there an induction loop / induction coupling at the premises?
Does the toilet have a minimum size of 2200mm × 1500mm
Does the toilet have grab rails - 2x horizontal?
Does the toilet have grab rails - 2x vertical?
Is the height of the reception desk at the premises between 750mm and 850mm?

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