300 Court Street, Riverhead, NY 11901
DescriptionThe 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.
- Surface of lot: paved
Distance to venue: close
Places to rest: seven benches on stone patio
Paths and walkways: stone walkway to entrance
Number of floors: 3
Elevators: to all levels
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
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.”