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Benefits for card holders

  • Free use of the library services - no membership required - 100 %
  • Service Book at Home - free visit from a librarian - 100 %

Basic data

Address: Kersnikova 2, 1000 Ljubljana

Working hours

Wednesday (today): from 08:00 to 20:00
Thursday: from 08:00 to 20:00
Friday: from 08:00 to 20:00
Saturday: from 08:00 to 13:00
Sunday: closed
Monday: from 08:00 to 20:00
Tuesday: from 10:00 to 20:00


Accessibility on premise

  • Wheelchair accessible Wheelchair accessible
  • Sign language interpreter Sign language interpreter
  • Audio description Audio description
  • People with intellectual disabilities People with intellectual disabilities
  • Persons with cognitive impairment and neurologically impaired persons Persons with cognitive impairment and neurologically impaired persons

Accessibility assessment

Object description

The library is easily accessible. The entrance to the library is from a covered atrium that can be reached from two entrances (Slovenska or Gosposvetska Street). There are stairs and a steep ramp leading to the entrance. The lighting at the entrance is inadequate. The library is spread across several floors and has a lift. The library counter is not in the immediate vicinity of the entrance or is not visible to the user. It is located to the right of the entryway. There is sufficient room to manoeuvre between the bookshelves, study desks and in front of the counters on all floors. The building has accessible sanitary facilities. The hall in the basement is not equipped with an induction loop. The library offers books with large print, e-books, audiobooks, as well as magnifiers etc. Most of the materials and services are also accessible online. There is an employee with sign language skills in the library.

Adaptations

  1. People with mobility impairments:
  2. The main entrance to the building is accessible,
  3. The height of the reception desk is adapted to wheelchair users,
  4. The changes of level inside have been suitably addressed,
  5. There is a suitably sized lift in the building,
  6. There is sufficient room to manoeuvre indoors,
  7. The hall in the basement has moveable seating,
  8. The building has accessible sanitary facilities,
  9. The layout of the bookshelves enables wheelchair access.
  10. People with visual impairments:
  11. The building is marked with a suitable signboard at the main entrance,
  12. There are no abrupt transitions from light to dark spaces in the building,
  13. The signage and lettering in the building are placed at suitable heights and have contrasting visual markings,
  14. The lift buttons have raised tactile letters,
  15. The library has adapted material (e-books, audiobooks, books with larger print).
  16. People with hearing impairments:
  17. The building enables the use of a sign language interpreter,
  18. The reception desk is adequately lit and enables lip-reading and interpreting facial expressions,
  19. The library counter glazing is non-reflective or non-glaring (temporary glazing),
  20. The spaces have adequate sound insulation.

Deficiencies

  1. People with mobility impairments:
  2. There are no accessible parking spots nearby,
  3. The ramp in front of the main entrance is not adequately secured and does not enable independent use.
  4. People with visual impairments:
  5. Impeded access to the building entrance (complex placement of the building, inadequate signage)
  6. The entrance is not adequately lit,
  7. The window of the library counter does not have contrasting visual markings,
  8. The glazed glass doors do not have contrasting visual markings,
  9. The edges of stairs do not have contrasting visual markings.
  10. People with hearing impairments:
  11. The library counter and the hall are not equipped with an induction loop.
Logo - The Urban Planning Institute of the Republic of Slovenia (UIRS)
The physical accessibility of the provider's facility was assessed by UIRS on 31.02. 2021.

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