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.

First steps

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.

Our 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:

Baillieu Library

  • Level 2 (South) – Three desks
  • Ground Floor (South) – Four desks with IMAC computers (bookable via BookIT)

ERC Library

  • Level 1 - Project Room 111 (bookable via BookIT)
  • Level 1 - Access Technology Room 112 (Two desks) (bookable via BookIT)

Law Library

  • Level 3 – Two desks in room 437 (Sensory Room) (bookable via BookIT)
Library RoomsCapacityRegistered Users onlyBooking MethodDeviceLamp Adjustable lighting Soundproof curtain Windows Magnifier Read and write Dragon Naturally Speaking Height Adjustable desk
Baillieu
102 
2
Service DeskComputer
Baillieu
201
2
Service DeskComputer
Baillieu
202
2
Service DeskComputer
Baillieu
203*
1
Service DeskComputer
Baillieu
204*
1
Service DeskComputer
ERC 111 Project Room4
BookITLCD screen - BYO Device
ERC 112* (112 A, 112 B)2
BookITTwo computers
ERC Chill Out Pod 2101
Touch Panel Instant 30 minsN/A
Walls
ERC Grad Chill Out Pod 3101
Touch Panel Instant 30 minsN/A
Walls
Law Sensory Supportive Study Room 437 2  
Service DeskN/A

*Notice:  Speakers now deactivated - students will be required to use headphones.

Bookings

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 can be made via BookIT (Access Technology Rooms) 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: lss-seniorlibrarians@lists.unimelb.edu.au