Address

300 Court Street, Riverhead, NY 11901

Phone Number

(631) 727-3228

Date Visited

03/21/2019

Website

Link to Website

Riverhead Free Library

Description

The Riverhead Free Library is located at 300 Court Street, Riverhead. There are six handicapped (van)-accessible spaces in the paved parking lot. The stone patio plaza has seven benches. The library has automatic automatic doors leading to a welcome area with chairs and vending machines.

The Children's Room has a play area and single-occupancy, handicapped-accessible restroom. There are private rooms for special activities.  There is a browsing room with multi-stall, handicapped-accessible restrooms. Meeting rooms are located on the lower level.  There are two, single-occupancy, handicapped-accessible restrooms here. Elevators go to all levels. 

Checklist

    Number of handicapped spaces:  6
    Location of handicapped spaces:  near entrance ramp
    Surface of lot:  paved
    Distance to venue:  close
    Terrain:  flat
    Places to rest:  seven benches on stone patio
    Paths and walkways:  stone walkway to entrance
    Location of handicapped entrance:  main entrance,
    Doors:  automatic
    Number of floors:  3
    Elevators:  to all levels
    Ramps:  none
    Steps and staircases:  to each level
    Width of aisles:  spacious throughout
    Places to sit:  tables and chairs
    Location of restrooms:  near Browsing Room, near meeting rooms, in Children's Room
    Type of restroom:  multi-stall, handicapped-accessible, with baby-changing station near Browsing Room, single-occupancy, handicapped-accessible in Children's Room and two, single-occupancy, handicapped-accessible on lower level near meeting rooms
    Ease of entry and exit:  ok
    Baby changing station:  yes
    Available food services:  vending machines in lobby
    Friendliness of staff:  very friendly and helpful

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After visiting the Suffolk Historical Society, I walked across the street to the Riverhead Free Library. The paved parking lot has six handicapped (van) accessisble spaces. A stone patio area has seven benches. The automatic doors lead to an entryway with two tables and vending machines. A lovely bird mobile is the centerpiece of the welcome area.


This large library has a variety of sections with private rooms for special activities. The Children’s Room has a play area as well as a handicapped-accessible, single-occupancy restroom. Of special note – there is a Long Island History Section in this library.  Everyone I spoke with seemed genuinely happy to be working there. They are happy to answer any and all questions- and if they don’t know the answer, they will find out for you.


Meeting rooms are on the lower level. Elevators go to all levels. There are two, single-occupancy, handicapped-accessible restrooms down here. There are also multi-stall, handicapped-accessible restrooms near the browsing room.


As always, we at Destination Accessible, advise you to visit a venue’s website, www.riverheadlibrary.org, when planning a visit, to “know before you go.”



Location


Nearby

Suffolk Historical Socieety