Introduction

Introduction

Organisation Name
Thornbury Library
Description

Public Library run by South Gloucestershire Council.

Fiction and non fiction books (including large print and talking books and FREE downloads of eaudio books, ebooks and eMagazines); information and enquiry service; Health information and Reading Well Books on Prescription; DVDs; Housebound service; Newspapers/magazines; Reference facilities; Community information; Local club/societies information; Photocopier; Scanning; Fax; Laminating; Activities for children.

Information on South Gloucestershire Council services available on computer. All computers have special facilities for visually impaired users.

Microfilm and microfiche machine available with back copies of Thornbury Gazette on microfilm.

Library has a computerised issue system and catalogue on computer with large print facility.

Library has 8 public PCs with free internet access and many on-line reference sources including Ancestry and "Access to Research" Together with our partners Age UK South Gloucestershire we also offer computer courses and drop-in computer help including help with Ancestry.

We subscribe to Which? Online consumer reports, for use within the library. Ask a member of staff to log you on.

Supportive groups – all libraries encourage parents and carers to network and support each other at their children’s activities. All libraries run/can put people in touch with adult reading groups which are also sources of social support.

24hr online services including reservations and renewals at www.librarieswest.org.uk

Garden waste sacks available to buy £2 each, starting Monday 17th March 2014

Organisation Type
Statutory Service
This organisation provides support around
Socialising / Out and About Living, Learning, Working
Regions
South Gloucestershire
Is there a cost for these services?
Contact for details
Do you offer concessions?
Concessions information

Details on request.

How can people access this service?
Drop-In
Business Hours
MondayFrom 08:45To 17:30
TuesdayFrom 08:45To 17:30
WednesdayFrom 08:45To 19:00
ThursdayCLOSED
FridayFrom 08:45To 17:30
SaturdayFrom 09:30To 17:00
SundayCLOSED
Out of hours answer machine

Primary Organisation Details

Primary Address Details

Address 1
Thornbury Library
Address 2
St Mary Street
Town
Thornbury
County
South Gloucestershire
Postcode
BS35 2AA

Organisation Contact Methods

Telephone

Venue Address Details

Contact Details

Contact Name
Rebecca Furness
Job title / Position
Librarian

Services

Service Descriptions

Services Available to People at Home

Home Library Service. Details on request. No charge

Helpline Details

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

Accessibility

General Accessibility

Services that increase accessibility

Ramp and automatic doors. All one level. Accessible toilets

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Access Questions

Are there bus stops nearby?
Approx. distance?
300 metres
Bus numbers?
309/310
Is there a car park nearby?
Approx. distance?
25 metres
Is there parking for disabled drivers on site or outside the building?
Is there on-street parking in close proximity to the premises?
Approx. distance?

External Access

Do the premises feature non-revolving automatic external doors?
Are external doors 900mm or more wide with flat thresholds?
Are external doors non sprung?
If so, how many?
1
Do these steps have a handrail?
Are the edges of the steps a contrasting colour to the steps?
Is there a ramp?
Does this ramp have a handrail?

Internal Access

Are there visual alarm systems at the premises?
Is there an induction loop / induction coupling at the premises?
If so, does it have wheelchair access?
Can people with an assistance dog access the service accompanied by their dog?
Does the toilet have a minimum size of 2200mm × 1500mm
Does the toilet have a minimum door size of 1000mm
Does the toilet have grab rails - 2x horizontal?
Does the toilet have grab rails - 2x vertical?
Does the toilet have grab rails - 1x drop-down?
Is the height of the reception desk at the premises between 750mm and 850mm?

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