The Community Library Association seeks to be a place where everyone of all ability levels and neurodiversity is welcome and included, and ADA-accessibility is foundational in this regard. To that end, we strive to prioritize accessibility at all our locations. Find details on each location below.
The Library has been very recently renovated, and part of that renovation was to bring the building up to ADA code.
The Library is on a lot with a significant grade, which means that the ADA-accessible parking spaces closest to the Spruce Street entrance are located in the administrative parking lot (north) instead of directly in front of the building. This is a distance of about a half a block. There is a new, appropriately sloped sidewalk and ramp from these parking spaces to the entrance of the building. There is an ADA-accessible parking space in front of the Fourth Street entrance.
The outdoor spaces outside both entrances are newly renovated and ADA-accessible. During the winter, there is a heated path to the entrances. Both main entrances feature automatic doors.
The Library features eight public restrooms. All public restrooms are all-gender and ADA-accessible. Three of the restrooms have baby changing stations.
The Library has ADA-accessible computers, meeting rooms, self-checkout, service desks, and more. Spaces are designed with appropriate aisle widths and turnaround areas.
The Library has a variety of spaces, and there are spaces for those who learn out loud as well as those who need a little quiet. The light levels are adjustable in all of the reservable rooms, and there are several sitting areas with natural light.
The Lecture Hall has a variety of features for enhanced accessibility, including:
- Loop-enabled hearing aid connection system
- FM-Transmitters for individual handheld receivers with headphones
- 6-foot wide aisles
If you have a special accessibility request, please email Martha Williams here.
Gold Mine Consign Accessibility
Gold Mine Consign is currently located in a historic building which has some design features that impede accessibility. Please see specific notes below.
Gold Mine Consign does not have any dedicated parking spots. There is street parking available, and an ADA-accessible parking spot across the street. The sidewalk is pretty wide outside the building.
Gold Mine Consign’s entrance door is manual and swings outward. The threshold is raised and needs to be stepped up and through.
Gold Mine Consign does not have a public restroom. There are all-gender, ADA-accessible restrooms located directly across the street at the Library.
The Gold Mine Consign retail space is very long and narrow, but most of the retail space is designed with appropriate aisle widths and clearance. The store manager is available on request to pull items off of higher shelves or racks for closer inspection. To facilitate physical distancing, the register has been stanchioned off. The manager or another employee can assist in completing transactions.
Gold Mine Consign can be busy but is typically quieter than the Gold Mine. There is usually music playing in the background.
Gold Mine Thrift Accessibility
The Gold Mine Thrift Store is the original library and was built over 50 years ago. Recent renovations have made much of the building more accessible, but please see specific notes below.
The Gold Mine Thrift Store does not have any dedicated parking spots, and the lot next door is currently undergoing construction, which limits nearby parking. There is street parking available as well as parking across the street. The curb outside the building is fairly narrow.
The Gold Mine Thrift Store features a new automatic door. While not heated, the walkway in front of the entrance is kept clear of snow and debris.
The Gold Mine Thrift Store features one all-gender, ADA-accessible restroom with a baby changing station.
The Gold Mine Thrift Store is a packed and chaotic building. Due to the variations in merchandise, store setup can vary. Permanent fixtures and shelving are set up with appropriate aisle widths and clearance. There is an ADA-accessible dressing room available for use.
The Gold Mine Thrift Store is almost always busy and loud. There is usually music playing in the background, as well as sounds of people shopping. While The Gold Mine is cleaned daily, due to the nature of secondhand merchandise, people with severe dust allergies may be affected.
Regional History Museum Accessibility
The Center for Regional History Museum is currently located at Forest Service Park, which is on the National Register of Historic Places. The buildings have some design features that impede accessibility. Please see specific notes below.
There is ADA-accessible parking on the street, and two of the spots are directly adjacent to the sidewalk and path to the Building 3 entrance.
There is a manual door that swings outward. Both sides of the door can be opened with staff assistance if needed. There is a small (<1”) lip on the threshold. Staff are able to cover this lip with an entrance mat if that helps facilitate entry.
The Regional History Museum does not have a public restroom. The City of Ketchum manages the public restrooms for Forest Service Park.
Interior spaces are designed with appropriate aisle widths and clearance.
The Regional History Museum is generally very quiet, with the exception of exhibit openings.