If you’re a student with a disability, here’s how we can help
The Library assists students with a disability in a number of ways, from helping with access to resources such as books and journals to study facilities and assistive technology.
Access: all library buildings have wheelchair access and lifts are available in our multi-storey library branches.
Please note, access technology is available to University of Melbourne students only.
We recommend contacting Student Equity and Disability Support (SEDS) first to enquire about the services they offer. We work closely with the SEDS team to ensure we can support students to make the most of our library collections and study facilities. You are not required to register with SEDS to access our services and spaces.
There are a range of study spaces to suit a wide variety of needs. We have bookable rooms you can use on your own (or with a support worker) with assistive technology software or sensory supportive décor. Height adjustable desks are also available to use in the main study areas of the Baillieu, ERC and Law Libraries.
Below is a summary of our facilities:
Height adjustable desks:
- Level 2 (South) – Three desks
- Ground Floor (South) – Four desks with IMAC computers (bookable via BookIT)
- Level 1 - Project Room 111 (bookable via BookIT)
- Level 1 - Access Technology Room 112 (Two desks) (bookable via BookIT)
- Level 3 – Two desks in room 437 (Sensory Room) (bookable via BookIT)
|Library Rooms||Capacity||Registered Users only||Booking Method||Device||Lamp||Adjustable lighting||Soundproof curtain||Windows Magnifier||Read and write||Dragon Naturally Speaking||Height Adjustable desk|
|ERC 111 Project Room||4||BookIT||LCD screen - BYO Device|
|ERC 112* (112 A, 112 B)||2||BookIT||Two computers|
|ERC Chill Out Pod 210||1||Touch Panel Instant 30 mins||N/A||Walls|
|ERC Grad Chill Out Pod 310||1||Touch Panel Instant 30 mins||N/A||Walls|
|Law Sensory Supportive Study Room 437**||2||BookIT||N/A|
*Notice: Speakers now deactivated - students will be required to use headphones.
Bookings for the Baillieu Library rooms can be made via the Service Desk on the ground floor. This is also where you can collect the keys.
Bookings for the ERC Library rooms (Access Technology Project Room 111, and Access Technology Computers 112A and 112B) can be made via BookIT and keys are not required.
Bookings for the Law Library Sensory Supportive Study Room can be booked via BookIT. The key for the Sensory Room can be collected from the Law Library Service Desk on level 3.
Have a question?
Please contact the Library Services and Spaces team: email@example.com