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Disability services

Students with a disability or medical condition which affects their studies are encouraged to register with Student Equity Services. Students are invited to discuss their study and research requirements with a staff member when first using the library and an orientation tour can be arranged for you.

Special equipment and study rooms

An Accessible Technologies Room is available at each of our campus libraries. These rooms provide appropriate study facilities with adjustable tables and chairs, and computers with specialised software for text enlargement, audible text and scanning.

Please note: If you are using the text enlargement and voice reproducing software on these computers to access e-Reserve articles from the library catalogue, you may occasionally find the text will not enlarge or reproduce to voice correctly. Please see a library staff member or the Student Equity Officer as the document can be converted to OCR format to rectify this problem.

Parking and building access

There are disabled parking bays (ACROD permit) adjacent to each campus library building. Assistance is provided for you to enter and leave the library security gates, as required.

Assistance with finding and retrieving information

Library staff can assist students in searching the library catalogue and with their database searches. Items can also be retrieved from the shelves for you, if required.

After office hours

For assistance with finding information, photocopying or retrieval of items during weekend or evening opening hours, prior arrangement with the library would normally be required as staff availability is limited and turnaround time on requests can be affected.

Loans

Students with hardships, from any equity group, may apply for use of the external library service. This includes postage out (but not the return) of loan and copied items. In addition, longer loan periods may be granted to students registered with Student Equity Services.

Interlibrary loans

Staff may arrange alternative format versions of required material if they are available (for example, for the sight disabled, loans from the Braille Society or other sources).

Assistance with photocopying

Each of our campus libraries provide a low photocopier for disabled access. Copying may be done for students by prior arrangement and yellow paper is provided, on request, to assist with sight impairment.

Reciprocal access

Students and staff with disabilities are able to apply for access to facilities and assistance at each of the other Western Australian universities as part of reciprocal and co-operative arrangements.

For more information on any of these library services, contact us.

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