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County Library, Tallaght
Library Square, Tallaght, Dublin 24
Tel: 01 4620073
Fax:
Email :talib@sdublincoco.ie
www.southdublinlibraries.ie

Parking for library patrons is available in the main SDCC car park. The library has a wide range of audio and large print books available. Audio books are in CD and MP3 formats. The library also has a wide selection of DVDs and a music library. The library website is available 24 hours daily for library facilities, and includes an online download service for audio books. The library has a number of self service machines, located on the ground floor and first floor, with an adjustable height machine available on the ground floor level. Universal access computer tables are available. The library has a range of audio books and Read/Hear books for children. Computers with assistive technology and software are also available for children. The library also has a Conference room (for 70 persons) and a Digital Training Room. Both of these are located on the lower ground floor.
 
Library Opening Times
DayOpening Time
Monday09:45 - 20:00
Tuesday09:45 - 20:00
Wednesday09:45 - 20:00
Thursday09:45 - 20:00
Friday09:45 - 16:30
Saturday09:45 - 16:30
SundayClosed
The library is closed on Saturdays and Mondays of a bank holiday weekend.
 


 
Adapted Toilet
There is an accessible toilet in this venue designated for public use.
The accessible toilet is not for the sole use of disabled people.
There is no pictorial signage on or near the toilet door.
The accessible toilet is 16 m from the main entrance.
The accessible toilet is located to the left of the main entrance, within the childrens library area
There is level access to the adapted toilet.
This is a unisex toilet.
The door opens away from you (push).
The door is locked by a lever lock.
The width of the accessible toilet door is 84 cm.
The door is heavy.
The width of the accessible toilet is 155 cm.
The depth of the accessible toilet is 225 cm.
There is a functional emergency alarm available.
Disposal facilities are available in the cubicle.
There is a mixer tap.
The tap type is lever.
As you face the toilet pan, the transfer space is on the right
The lateral transfer space is 70 cm.
Wall mounted rails are available.
As you face the toilet, the wall mounted grab rails are on both sides .
The height of the toilet seat above floor level is 49 cm.
The hand dryer cannot be reached from seated on the toilet.
The hand dryer is 90 cm high.
The sink can be reached from seated on the toilet.
The sink is 80 cm high.
The toilet roll holder can be reached from seated on the toilet.
The towel roll holder is 110 cm high.
The contrast between the internal door and wall is good.
The contrast between the external door and wall is good.
The contrast between the walls and floor is good.
Lighting levels are moderate.
Adapted toilets are located on ground floor
 
 
Additional Information
Registered assistance dogs are welcome.
Staff do receive disability awareness training.
Children are welcome at the venue.
Documents are available in large print.
Additional Details: Some tactile signage is available on the ground floor and the first floor.
Conference room facilities are available Digital training room
 
 
Inside Access
There is level access to the service.
This venue does not play background music.
The venue is well lit.
The lighting levels are bright.
Motorised scooters are allowed in public parts of the venue.
Additional Details: The first floor is accessible by lift or stairs, while the lower ground floor is accessible by ramp or stepped access. Directional tactile signage is provided on the ground and first floor levels of the library.
Level access from Main Entrance to ground floor services Level access from Library Square doors to facilities
 
 
Library
This library does house a regular supply of books in large print.
This library does house a regular supply of audio (talking) books.
There is an ordering service.
The library does have computers with accessible software.
Auxiliary aids are available for computer users.
There is a large keyboard computer aid for users.
A rollerball is available to aid computer use.
The table is adjustable to aid the use of computers.
Other computer aids include: Touch screen facilities are available in preference to using a mouse. A scanner and Kurzweil software is provided to assist with reading. A magnifier is provided to assist with reading. Other software programs available are TTRS (Touch Type Read Spell) and Zoomtext which can assist with reading .
Additional Services: The library has a large selection of audio books in a range of formats available. A large selection of large print books are available.
Additional Services: A number of computers are provided with assistive technology software.
Additional Information: There are self service terminals for the lending and returning of books etc. One terminal is accessible. These are located on the ground floor, with an additional terminal close to the first floor reception desk
Adapted computer facilities available for children and adults Self-service machine with adjustable table height
 
 
Lift
There is a lift for public use.
The lift is located to the rear of the ground floor, adjacent to the internal stairs. The lift is located on the right of the lift lobby on the ground floor.
The lift is a standard lift.
The floors which are accessible by this lift are ground floor and first floor.
The lift is 40m from the main entrance.
The width of the lift is 107 cm.
The depth of the lift is 135 cm.
There is a mirror to aid reversing out of the lift.
The lift does have a visual floor indicator.
The controls for the lift are within reach for a wheelchair user.
They are between 110 and 120 cm high.
The lighting level in the lift is moderate.
The lift does have an audible announcer.
The lift does have tactile markings.
The clear door width is 90 cm.
Additional Information: The lift is located to the left of the main stairs on the first floor.
Ground floor lift lobby located under main stairs Lift car internals - lift between ground floor and first floor
 
 
Location
This venue is situated in the civic square in Tallaght close to SDCC buildings.
The venue is situated within the south county.
The venue is not on a road with a steep gradient.
The venue is in a pedestrian area.
The venue is not in a shopping mall.
There is a bus stop within 150m of the venue.
There is a tram stop within 150m of the venue.
Additional Information: The library can be accessed via bus or Luas. The Tallaght Luas stop is located approximately 160m from the libary. The Dublin Bus routes serving the vicinity are 49, 54A, 65B, 75, 76, 77A and 210.
Magnifier located on ground floor Library Square - County Library to right
 
 
Other Floors
The floors which are accessible by stairs are ground floor and first floor.
The floors which are accessible by lift are ground floor and first floor.
The number of steps between each floor is 16 steps.
The steps are well lit.
The lighting levels are bright.
The step height is medium
There is a handrail available.
There is a landing.
The steps are clearly marked.
Additional Information: The stairs provide access between the ground floor and first floor and their entrances. There is stepped access to the Digital Training Room and Conference Room on the lower ground floor. Access is via 6 steps (handrails to both sides) or via the ramp next to the reception desk. The ramp is 135cm wide and does not have a steep gradient.
The steps have a handrail on the right side
Ramp down from ground floor to lower ground floor Stairs from ground floor to first floor
 
 
Outside Access
The venue is not on a road with a steep gradient.
There is level access to the venue.
The main doors open by sliding.
The doors are not double width.
The door opening is 82 cm wide.
There is a second set of doors.
The doors open by sliding.
The doors are not double width.
The door opening is 81 cm wide.
The entrance to the venue is on Library Square and also on Civic Square
Additional Details: The access doors to the first floor are automatic doors, 130cm wide, with a second set of automatic doors provided. Both access doors to the Library are automatic doors. There is a ramped access down from Library Square to the Tallaght Luas stop. The Luas stop is about 90m from the library entrance.
Level access provided from Library Square Level access provided into library
 
 
Reception
The reception desk is 15 m from the main entrance.
The entrance is located on both the ground floor and an additional entrance on the first floor
There is level access to reception from the entrance.
The reception desk is at a tall height.
The reception area is well lit.
Lighting levels are good.
There is a hearing assistance system.
The hearing system is a loop type.
Staff are trained to use the hearing system.
The desk has a lowered section.
The reception desk is 79cm (lowered section) and 110 cm in height from the floor.
Additional Information: There is a reception desk located on the first floor also, of a similar height. There is a single self service machine on the first floor.
First floor reception desk Reception desk on ground floor
 
 
Standard Toilet
Standard toilets are available.
The female and male toilets are located to the rear of the adult library, to the right of the main entrance on the ground floor.
The female and male toilets are 20 m from the main entrance.
There is level access to the female toilets.
The lighting in the female toilets is moderate.
There is level access to the male toilets.
The lighting in the male toilets is moderate.
Additional Details: Access to the toilet facilities is controlled by buzzer/intercom. Each toilet is a single cubicle. Some adapted features are provided in the female toilets.
Standard toilets are provided on the ground floor