Disability access

Wheelchair access and parking

The wheelchair-accessible entrance is off Macquarie Street, opposite Hunter Street. There are lifts in the building and accessible toilets. If you have a Mobility Parking sticker, you can use the parking spaces at Shakespeare Place,  on the corner of Macquarie Street and the Cahill Expressway.

Accessibility Guide

For full details on how to access the building and our collections read our Accessibility guide.

Adaptive technology

Adaptive technology is available for clients with a disability so that they can use the Library's resources. To make a booking phone (02) 9273 1414.

Clearview: a video magnifier for people with low vision. It magnifies books, magazines and newspapers.

JAWS: screen reading software for people who are blind. It is used to access websites, databases and the computer catalogue.  Training courses are available at Vision Australia.

Kurzweil 3000: a computer-based scanning system for people who are blind or have a reading disability. It scans and reads books, magazines and newspapers. It is suitable for people who have some computer literacy.

Microspeed Trackball Mouse: an alternative mouse for people who have problems with hand control.

Poet Compact: a stand-alone scanner for people who are blind or have a reading disability. It scans and reads books, magazines and newspapers. It is suitable for people with no computer skills.

Zoomtext: image magnification software for people with low vision. It magnifies websites, databases and the computer catalogue.

Talking books and large print books

The Library has a collection of talking books and large print books. They are available for loan by contacting your local public library and asking them to organise an interlibrary loan. If you are interested in Braille books contact Vision Australia (previously know as the Royal Blind Society).

Quick Links

The State Library provides a free Information Request Service.

Macquarie St, Sydney
NSW 2000, Australia
Tel: (02) 9273 1414

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