Information for users with disabilities

We have staff, services and facilities to help you use the Library and find information.

Library contacts

If you need help getting the most of our collections and facilities, get in touch with a staff member from your site Library:

Brunswick Library
Marcello Di Camillo, email: marcello.dicamillo@rmit.edu.au

Bundoora Library
Ian Kolk, email: ian.kolk@rmit.edu.au

Carlton Library
Michael Tupper, email: michael.tupper@rmit.edu.au

Swanston Library
Patricia Murray, email: patricia.murray@rmit.edu.au
Karen Hoggard, email: karen.hoggard@rmit.edu.au

For all other matters, please contact:

Library Disability Services coordinator
Annette Sullivan
ph: 9925 4559
email: annette.sullivan@rmit.edu.au


Using online resources

Accessibility of online databases, e-journals and e-books vary. Here are accessibility instructions and tips from some of the major database vendors:

Library staff can help you find online resources. We can also convert publications, such as inaccessible PDFs, or printed copies, into accessible versions for you. Talk to your lecturer or your contact at the Equitable Learning Services as soon as possible to arrange this.

Studying from home?

If you are studying from home, we will answer your questions online (via a form or chat), and arrange a delivery of study material to your desktop or via the post:

Studying in the Library?

We can help you

  • Check the catalogue for holdings and call numbers
  • Retrieve items from shelves
  • Book a computer or a private study room
  • And give you an introduction to the Library (by appointment)

If you need help searching for information, contact the Liaison Librarian for your school.

Check the opening hours and locations before making a trip.

Assistive technology

Software or equipment

Location

Further information

ZoomText is a screen magnification software for students with low vision.

Read & Write Gold is a literacy assistance software that reads most file types.

Dragon Naturally Speaking is a voice recognition software for writing.

JAWS is a screen reading software for students who are blind and vision impaired.

For more information about these programs, visit Equitable Learning Services assistive technology page.

All PCs on campus, but you will need to register with the Equitable Learning Services to access this software.

Reserve computers using Book It. If you have problems, please contact the Library staff.

If you would like to use Dragon Naturally Speaking in a room on your own:

  • Swanston Library please contact to confirm.
  • Bundoora Library book group study room 2.1

Book these rooms using Book It.

See Library computers and study rooms for more information on software and hardware.

Inspiration for graphical idea representation and essay structuring

Omni Page Professional for OCR-ing and scanning

Assistive Technology PCs with scanners available at all RMIT site libraries (except Swanston and Bundoora East).

No booking required

Closed circuit television enlarges text

  • All Libraries (except Bundoora East)

No booking required

Closed caption video decoder displays normally hidden coded text on VHS videos. The coded text will appear on screen as subtitles

  • Bundoora Library, ask for it at the service desk, level 2
  • Carlton Library, two available for loan
  • Swanston Library, two available for loan

No booking required

Height-adjustable desk

  • All Libraries (except Bundoora East)

No booking required

TTY telephone typewriters

  • Brunswick Payphone TTY in Building 514, Level 1, Cafe Area
  • Carlton Library, ph. 9925 4539

No booking required

Building access

Library

Parking

Building access

Accessible toilets

Map

Brunswick Library

Car spaces, are available at the west entrance of Building 514.

Additional car spaces are available in the main car park in the rear of the campus.

Ramp access and automatic doors are available at the west entrance of Building 514.

A lift is available to the second floor of Building 514.

Toilets are on the ground level of building 514, near the lift and student Hub.

Brunswick campus access map (PDF 204 KB 1p)

Bundoora East

Yes

Yes, with assistance

A toilet is located on level 2, Building 251, at the base of the ramp

Not available

Bundoora West

Accessible car parking is available in the car park next to the Bundoora Library.

Entrance doors are self-opening and there is lift access to the upper and lower levels.

A toilet is located on level 2, near the Copy Card coin machine

Bundoora campus access map (PDF 1.19 KB 1p)

Carlton Library

There is a designated car-parking bay available outside the Carlton Library building.

See also information on free parking permit from the City of Melbourne.

The Library on level 3 is accessible via lifts.

Toilets on level 3 are located next to the lifts and near the Student Lounge.

City campus access map (PDF 2.27 MB 1p)

Melbourne mobility maps and publications

Swanston Library (entry has moved to Level 6)

Car parking spaces are available in Franklin Street near Bowen St entry.

See also information on free parking permit from the City of Melbourne.

Lifts are available inside Building 8, near the main entrance from Swanston Street. Direct access to lifts may be difficult from Bowen Street entrance. Within the Library, nearly all-public areas are accessible.

Toilets are located just outside Swanston Library main doors.

City campus access map (PDF 2.27 MB 1p)

Melbourne mobility maps and publications