Hillingdon libraries have a wide range of facilities, which are designed to encourage and enable access to the libraries and the services we offer.
All libraries have ramped access suitable for wheelchairs.
All libraries have automatic entrance doors.
Libraries which have three levels inside are Eastcote library
All libraries welcome registered assistance dogs.
|There is an accessible toilet facility in the library.||The following libraries all have this facility accessible for wheelchair users - Eastcote, Harefield, Ickenham, Charville, Northwood Hills, Oak Farm, Northwood Library (prev. Oaklands Gate), Ruislip Manor, South Ruislip, Uxbridge, Yeading and Yiewsley libraries.|
The induction loop facility is available at all Hillingdon libraries.
|Car park with marked bay for disabled users - Botwell Green, Harefield, Harlington, Hayes End, Ickenham, Kingshill, Manor Farm, Northwood Hills, Northwood Library (prev. Oaklands Gate), Ruislip Manor, South Ruislip, West Drayton and Yiewsley libraries. |
Disabled car users visiting Uxbridge library should use the Chimes Shopping Centre car parking facilities.
Street parking with marked bay for disabled users - Eastcote.
Street parking with no marked bays for disabled users - Oak Farm library.
Books and more...
Large Print Books: Most libraries have collections of both fiction and non-fiction books in large print. In most branches these are situated close to the counter.
Talking Books :Talking books on cassette and CD are available in most libraries and can be borrowed for a small charge. Additionally, Oaklands Gate, Ruislip Manor and Uxbridge libraries stock the new digital media players - the convenient, new way to listen to books. Senior citizens and anyone who is registered blind or visually disabled can borrow these at a concessionary rate. Please check the fees and charges for current fees.
Children's books:Parents of pre-school children can request special Booktouch and Bookshine versions of the Bookstart packs. Bookshine packs are specially designed for deaf children, featuring a touch and feel book and a book or bookmark with BSL signs. Booktouch aims to get blind and partially sighted children and toddlers bookstarted with touch and feel books. Ask at your local library or contact Joanne Withers on 01895 250703 email@example.com
Magnifying Sheet: Most libraries have a magnifying sheet which can be used in the library. Please ask a member of staff to borrow it.
Postal Talking Book Service: People who are registered with the Hillingdon Social Services as blind or visually impaired are eligible to receive Talking Books through the post.
IT facilities in libraries
All libraries have at least one PC labelled 'Fully Accessible PC'. This PC is equipped with a large screen, tracker-ball mouse, easy-to-use keyboard and special software called 'Supernova' which enables people with any special needs to access the Internet, email and MS Office packages more easily. Wheelchair users can also borrow a laptray for the keyboard. Where possible the PC is positioned on a fully height-adjustable workstation/desk. For further details please visit our Computer and Internet Access pages.