Deakin University Library

Deakin University Library

Students with a disability

Library services

  • We offer specialised services to students with a disability including a longer loan period and access to specialised equipment
  • Students need to register with the Disability Resource Centre to be eligible for these services
  • Disability Liaison Officers from the Disability Resource Centre can assist you with the following:
    • Individual library support and instruction
    • Eligibility for off-campus library delivery service
    • Eligibility for Print Disability services provided by the Library. Students with a print disability may require print unit materials (including textbooks, unit readers and unit guides) converted to digital files.

Library contacts

Campus Contact Phone Email
Geelong Waterfront Campus Lesley Aldridge 03 5227 8202
Geelong Waurn Ponds Campus Janine Young 03 5227 2728
Melbourne Burwood Campus Simone Tyrell 03 9244 3034
Warrnambool Campus Ros McMillan 03 5563 3395


  • Wheelchair access varies at each campus library. Please contact us to discuss access at your campus
  • Adjustable wheelchair accessible study tables and catalogue terminals on low tables are provided at the Geelong Waterfront, Geelong Waurn Ponds and Melbourne Burwood campuses
  • The Facilities Services Division provides further information regarding accessibility for people with disabilities including parking, access to buildings and mobility maps for each campus.

Assistive technology

Assistive technology equipment is available at all campus libraries but must be booked in advance. Our Melbourne Burwood Campus Library also has a Text Magnifier machine for use with print materials.

Contact us to make your booking.

The following hardware and software is included:

ACER power 3500 PC
72 speed CD ROM
19 inch monitor
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)
These machines use Windows 7 as their operating system. The major assistive technology software interacts with a host of commonly used software packages found on all general purpose computer laboratory workstations within Deakin.

For more information go to Deakin eSolutions. Deakin eSolutions provides more information about computers on campus.


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24th April 2014