Library accessibility for students and staff with disabilities

Libraries are a safe space on campus. Staff are approachable and will take the time for those who need assistance finding information and exploring online resources. Help is available with using computers or submitting assignments.

All Campuses have the following:

Staff

  • Help students and staff find resources, including online
  • Instruct customers in the use of computers
  • Able to assist customers in emergencies

Electronic resources

  • A large collection of eBooks. Students with visual impairment can resize texts or listen aloud to text
  • Our online video collection, ClickView, has closed captions in multiple languages, and transcriptions
  • The Disability LibGuide for teachers covers Government websites, rights and book titles

Hardcopy resources

  • Most DVDs have closed captions
  • Picture books and English as an Additional Language (EAL & AMEP) readers

Computers

  • Explore the Read&Write program on our library computers. Users can listen to documents being read aloud, simplify websites, use screen masking and translator tools

Other

  • Visible and audible fire alarms
  • Photocopiers with tools such as colour reversal and vibration intensity settings
  • Unfortunately, some books are located above shoulder height in all libraries

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Accessibility by Campus

Elgar

  • Library co-located with Student Life Disability Liaison Service
  • Special bright tiles in flooring to help sight impaired students navigating from the entrance to Student Life
  • Large well spread out study area allowing students to move around easily
  • Unfortunately, tight shelving in ‘Book room’ may impede students using wheelchairs or other mobility aids
  • Automatic doors & elevator access 
  • Accessible toilet directly outside library

Nelson

  • Unfortunately, tight shelving may impede mobility impaired students
  • Accessible toilet on library floor
  • Ground floor location

CAE/CITY

  • Accessible toilet on library floor
  • Elevator access to second floor and 200m walk
  • Unfortunately, tight shelving may impede mobility impaired students

Lilydale

  • Large well spread out library allowing students to move around easily
  • Tables with adjustable height suitable for people in wheelchairs and people who prefer to stand
  • Accessible toilet nearby
  • Elevator access to library floor

Last modified: Wednesday, 23 November 2022, 3:09 PM