Students with a disability

More time to borrow

Students registered with the Disability Resource Centre are eligible for longer loan periods.

Specific time frames are:

Item Loan period Maximum renewals Overdue points Long overdue* invoices
General items 42 days 8 10 per day overdue if on hold 28 days overdue
7 day loan 15 days 23 10 per day overdue
plus 10 extra if on hold
7 days overdue
1 day loan 3 days n/a 10 per day overdue 7 days overdue
2 hour loan 1 day n/a 10 per day overdue 5 days overdue

*If you have an item that is long overdue, we will email you an invoice. Please return the item, and pay the billing fee of $11.

To find out when your book is due, login to My account.


Disability Liaison Officers from the Disability Resource Centre can assist you with:

  • Individual library support and instruction
  • Eligibility for the Library's:

Access the library

Visit campus access and parking for specific details on facilities and mobility maps at each campus.

At our Geelong Waterfront, Geelong Waurn Ponds and Melbourne Burwood Campus Libraries we have adjustable wheelchair accessible study tables.

Please contact us to discuss access at your campus.

Assistive technology

The following assistive technology is available at all campus libraries and must be booked in advance. Contact us to make a booking.


  • ACER power 3500 PC
  • 72 speed CD ROM
  • 19 inch monitor
  • Speakers
  • Microphone
  • Scanner
  • Laser printer


  • JAWS text to speech
  • Dragon Naturally Speaking speech to text
  • HP Precision Scan (OCR and scanner imaging software)
  • On Screen Keyboard software
  • Wynn (text to speech, browser, scanning, OCR)

Our Melbourne Burwood Campus Library also has a Text Magnifier machine for use with print materials.