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Ballyroan Library
Orchardstown Avenue, Rathfarnham, Dublin 14
Tel: 01 494 1900
Fax:
Email :ballyroan@sdublincoco.ie
www.southdublinlibraries.ie

The library can be accessed from either the main entrance on Orchardstown Avenue or via the rear entrance from the car park. The library has level access throughout the ground floor, including the exhibition space. A lift is provided for access to the first floor study room. Library facilities include self service terminals, free WiFi, a range of DVDs, CDs and Large Print books. A range of seating and study facilities is provided throughout the library.
 
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 Sundays. The library is closed on the Saturday and Monday of bank holiday weekends.
 


 
Adapted Toilet
There is an accessible toilet in this venue designated for public use.
The accessible toilet is for the sole use of disabled people.
There is pictorial signage on or near the toilet door.
The accessible toilet is 15 m from the main entrance.
The accessible toilet is located along the left side of the library on entry, close to the study and computer rooms.
There is level access to the adapted toilet.
This is a unisex toilet.
The door opens towards you (pull).
The door is locked by a lever lock.
The width of the accessible toilet door is 100 cm.
The door is heavy.
The width of the accessible toilet is 180 cm.
The depth of the accessible toilet is 240 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.
Floor manoeuvring space is clear in the adapted toilet.
Wall mounted rails are available.
As you face the toilet, the wall mounted grab rails are on both sides .
There are mirrors in the adapted toilet.
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 80 cm high.
The sink can be reached from seated on the toilet.
The sink is 74 cm high.
The toilet roll holder can be reached from seated on the toilet.
The contrast between the internal door and wall is good.
The contrast between the external door and wall is poor.
The contrast between the grab rails and wall is good.
The contrast between the walls and floor is good.
Lighting levels are moderate.
Accessible Toilet Door Accessible Toilet Facilities
 
 
Additional Information
There is a smoking area available.
Additional Details: The study/reading room is located on the first floor and is accessed via lift or stairs. The access door is a single door (push to open), with a clear door width of 115cm. Reading desks within the study room are at a height of 73cm. Level access is provided throughout the first floor.
Additional Details: There are a number of alcove seating and study areas provided on the ground floor of the library. Each area has its own lighting controls, for extra lighting if needed. A range of seating is provided throughout the library.
Other available services include: A download service is available within the library, with information available to download in a range of formats. This service is also available online.
Reading Desks with Added Lighting Available Selection of Large Print Books Available
 
 
Inside Access
There is level access to the service.
The hearing assistance system is a loop type.
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: A looped hearing system is provided within the library and at the Reception Desk.
Level Access Throughout Ground Floor Access from the Main Entrance
 
 
Library
This library does not house a regular supply of books in Braille.
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.
It takes approximately 2-20 days to process an order (depending on the order).
The library does have computers with accessible software.
There is a large keyboard computer aid for users.
A rollerball is available to aid computer use.
Other computer aids include: An accessible PC is provided with a range of accessible software, including Kurzweil, Zoomtext. A roller mouse and large keyboard is also available. A scanner is also provided with the accessible computer. The accessible PC desk is at a height of 70cm .
Additional Services: The library provides a range of CDs, DVDs, Audio Books in a range of format, Large Print books and easy reader type books. There is also a range of Read Hear books within the junior library.
Additional Services: The self-service terminals are located close to the reception desk, and have a shelf height of 92cm and a touch screen height of 120cm. Good circulation space is provided throughout the library, including within the Exhibition Space.
Additional Information: Good lighting is provided throughout the library, with additional desk controlled lighting available at all reading/study desks. Study desks are at a height of 70cm. All computer desks within the library are at a height of 70cm.
Accessible Computer Facilities Selection of Talking Books Available
 
 
Lift
There is a lift for public use.
The lift is located next to the reception desk.
The lift is a standard lift.
The floors which are accessible by this lift are ground floor and first floor.
The lift is 20m from the main entrance.
The width of the lift is 110 cm.
The depth of the lift is 140 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 80cm and 100 cm high.
The lighting level in the lift is bright.
The lift does have an audible announcer.
The lift does have tactile markings.
The clear door width is 90 cm.
Additional Information: The lift serves as access to the first floor study/reading room.
First Floor Lift Lobby
 
 
Location
This venue is situated on Orchardstown Avenue
The venue is situated within the south county.
The venue is not on a road with a steep gradient.
The venue is not in a pedestrian area.
There is a bus stop within 150m of the venue.
Additional Information: Bus stops are located along Marian Road, close to the library, with stops located within 150m of the library. Bus route number 15b stops here. Cycle racks are also provided outside the library.
Additional Information: The library car park is located to the rear of the building, accessed via Orchardstown Villas. Level access is also provided between the rear car park and the adjacent church and other facilities.
Exhibition Space Available within the Library Junior Library - with selection of Audio Books
 
 
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 25 steps.
The steps are well lit.
The lighting levels are bright.
The step height is medium
There is a landing.
The steps are clearly marked.
The steps have a handrail on both sides
Stairs Access to First Floor Reading Room
 
 
Outside Access
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 rear (car park) access of the venue.
The width of the slope/ramp is 120 cm.
The number of steps leading up to the venue is 3 (down to library entrance).
The steps are well lit.
The step height is high.
There is a handrail at the entrance of the venue.
The handrail is positioned on both sides of the entrance to the venue.
The main doors open towards you (pull).
The doors are double width.
The door opening is 150 cm wide.
The doors open towards you (pull).
The doors are double width.
The door opening is 150 cm wide.
The entrance to the venue is on Orchardstown Avenue, with additional access via the rear car park
The steps are located to the rear entrance (from the car park) of the venue.
Additional Details: Level access is provided from the main entrance to the library on Orchardstown Avenue. The main entrance doors are automatic and open outwards. The internal door is a sliding door and is also automatically operated. The minimum clear door width is 130cm.
Access from the Rear Car Park Main Entrance Doors (Automatic Doors)
 
 
Parking
This venue does have its own car park.
Parking at the venue is free for all users.
The car park type is ground level and uncovered.
There are 2 designated parking bay(s) within the car park.
The width of the accessible bays is 450 cm.
The depth of the accessible bays is 480 cm.
The furthest accessible bay from the main entrance is 25 m.
The nearest accessible bay from the main entrance is 20 m.
The car park surface is concrete.
The route from the car park to the entrance is accessible to a wheelchair user unaided.
The car park is located to the rear of the library building, via Orchardstown Villas. A total of 18 spaces are provided to serve the library.
Standard marked bays are available.
The standard marked bay width is 240cm.
The standard marked bay depth is 480cm.
Ramped and Stepped Access from Rear Car Park Accessible Car Parking Spaces are Available
 
 
Reception
The reception desk is 8 m from the main entrance.
The entrance is the rear entrance from the car park.
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 110 cm in height from the floor.
Additional Information: The lowered section of the reception desk is at a height of 77cm. The reception desk is approximately 28m from the main entrance. The display/exhibition area is located to the right of the reception desk.
Self Service Terminals - next to Reception Desk Reception Desk
 
 
Standard Toilet
Standard toilets are available.
The female and male toilets are located to the left of the reception/customer service desk, close to the lift.
The entrance to the male toilets is on the right.
The female and male toilets are 28 m from the main entrance.
The entrance to the male and female toilets is on the left (when entering the library from the main entrance).
There is level access to the female toilets.
The lighting in the female toilets is bright.
There is level access to the male toilets.
The lighting in the male toilets is bright.
Inside the venue, there is level access to the toilets.
Baby change facilities are located within the venue.
The baby change facilities are located within the accessible toilet
The height of the baby change table once extended is 86 cm.
Standard Toilet Facilities are Available