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Students & staff with disabilities

Services for students and staff with a disability are individually tailored to assist with access to Library materials and equipment. They may include:

  • retrieving items from the shelves so you can borrow them.
  • sending items to you at home by courier.
  • photocopying sections of Library items for you.

You can return borrowed items by mail free of charge.

First you need to register with the Disability Counsellor at the University Counselling Service (tel: +61 8 9266 7850. TTY +61 8 9266 4112 or email

Once you have registered and obtained a letter of introduction, discuss your needs with the Library’s Equity Administration Supervisor. Go to the Enquiries Desk on level two of the Robertson Library, phone +61 8 9266 7290 or email 24 hours notice is required to process requests for Library assistance.

All loaned materials should be returned on or before the due date. However if you encounter difficulties in returning material because of illness, incapacity or special circumstances beyond your control, inform the Library’s Equity Administration Supervisor. Please see Renewing an Item for renewal information.

For students with a vision disability, print material can sometimes be obtained in a format more suitable for your needs. Contact the Disability Counsellor at the University Counselling Service with these requests.

To help you get items that lecturers have listed as required reading for courses, wherever possible the Library places full-text electronic copies of them in e-Reserve. You can access these through the Library Catalogue; there is no need to borrow them.

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