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Stewarts Library
The John Jennings Library, Stewarts Care Limited, Palmerston, Dublin 20
Tel: 01 651 8129
Fax: 01 626 1707

The John Jennings Library is located within the grounds of Stewarts Care Ltd, Palmerston, situated near the entrance to the Stewarts campus. Stewarts Library is a joint use facility, available to medical students and the public alike. The library houses a specialised collection of books and journals on learning and intellectual difficulties. The staff are experienced in the area of intellectual disability. Disabled people and their assistants/carers are particularly welcome. A range of specialised material, such as multi-sensory books, music, bag books, story sacks and software are available. Wider services are also open to the public, including free Internet access and WiFi. A monthly book club meet at the library.
Stewarts Library Opening Times
DayOpening Time
Monday10:00 - 17:00
Tuesday10:00 - 17:00
Wednesday10:00 - 17:00
Thursday10:00 - 17:00
Friday10:00 - 16:00
The library is closed for lunch from 12.30pm to 1pm each day. The library is closed on Bank Holiday Mondays.

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.
The accessible toilet is 22 m from the main entrance.
The accessible toilet is located to the rear of the library, accessed through a single door, and to the right
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 twist lock.
The width of the accessible toilet door is 75 cm.
The door is heavy.
The width of the accessible toilet is 170 cm.
The depth of the accessible toilet is 265 cm.
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 left
The lateral transfer space is 70 cm.
There is a coat hook.
Floor manoeuvring space is clear in the adapted toilet.
As you face the toilet, the wall mounted grab rails are on the right .
The height of the toilet seat above floor level is 47 cm.
The towel dispenser cannot be reached from seated on the toilet.
The towel dispenser is 145cm high.
The sink cannot 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 70 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 grab rails and wall is fair.
The contrast between the drop down rails and wall is fair.
Lighting levels are bright.
Accessible toilet Door Accessible Toilet Facilities
Additional Information
Registered assistance dogs are welcome.
Staff do receive disability awareness training.
Documents can be requested in large print.
Additional Details: Books in large print can be ordered from the library.
Range of books in Junior Library Selection of Audio Books Available
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: There is level access within the library, with a minimum aisle width of 80cm provided. The library computer facilities are located approximately 8m from the main entrance.
Audio Books in the Junior Library Main Entrance
This library does not 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.
It takes approximately 7 days to process an order (depending on the order).
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.
Other computer aids include: A range of computer games and software is available on both the adult and junior PCs .
Additional Services: An additional computer has been adapted to suit individuals with intellectual disabilities by using assistive technology features.
Additional Services: The library has a range of DVDs, CDs, and audio books available. The junior library also provides a range of childrens books, and audio books (including Read Hear range). The junior and adult libraries have a range of games, multi-sensory equipment etc for patrons with learning difficulties.
Additional Information: The library houses a range of medical texts and reference books in addition to a range of other books. A photocopying service is available. The shelving units within the library are mobile and can be moved to facilitate group events/meetings etc. A range of seating is provided within the library.
Computer Facilities Junior Library
This venue is situated within the grounds of Stewarts Hospital, close to the main entrance of the hospital site. The library is located approximately 450m from the centre of Palmerston Village.
The venue is situated within the west county.
The venue is not in a pedestrian area.
There is not a bus stop within 150m of the venue.
Additional Information: Bus route number 18 passes along the N4 Lucan Road, a distance of approximately 600m to the library. Other Dublin Bus routes passing along the N4 Lucan Road include routes 25A, 66, 66A and 67.
Pedestrian Crossing on Mill Lane Signage provided on site
Outside Access
The venue is on a road with a steep gradient.
There is level access to the venue.
There is a slope/ramp at the entrance of the venue.
The slope/ramp does not have a steep gradient.
The slope/ramp is fixed in position.
The slope/ramp is located to the front of the venue.
The width of the slope/ramp is 92 cm.
The main doors open away from you (push).
The doors are not double width.
The door opening is 72 cm wide.
The entrance to the venue is by a ramped access, with a single entrance door at the top of the ramp. The landing at the top of the ramp measures 109cm x 120cm.
There is level landing at the top of the slope/ramp.
Additional Details: The entrance door is quite narrow with a clear width of 72cm. There is a small lip at the entrance door of 2cm. The library entrance is located approximately 80m from the main site entrance.
Access Ramp into Library Sloped Access to Library
This venue does have its own car park.
The patron does have to cross a road.
The blue badge bays are located in the car park on the opposite side of Mill Lane.
The car park is located on the Stewarts Hospital site, and also along Mill Lane (free parking).
The car park type is ground level and uncovered.
The car park surface is tar-mac.
The name of the car park is Stewarts Hospital
The standard marked bays are located within the hospital site and on Mill Lane.
Additional Parking Information: Parking is available on the hospital site or on-street on Mill Lane. There is no charge for parking on Mill Lane. An additional car park is available on the Stewarts Hospital site on the opposite side of Mill Lane, with accessible spaces in this site.
The reception desk is 6 m from the main entrance.
The entrance is the main library entrance
There is level access to reception from the entrance.
The reception desk is at a low height.
The reception area is well lit.
Lighting levels are good.
There is not a hearing assistance system.
The reception desk is 77 cm in height from the floor.
General Books and Medial Texts Main Reception Desk