We're working to make our libraries easier to access for people with disability.
We've included information about building access, parking and toilets with details for each library location.
We also have collections, equipment and services to support people with disability. These are described below.
Audiobooks and eAudiobooks are a great way to enjoy new releases and best selling books.
We have audiobooks available at all of our libraries on CD and MP3. You can also download thousands of eAudiobooks from the comfort of your home using your library card number and password.
Visit our Audiobooks and eAudiobooks page for details.
Wollongong Library has a reading machine that can scan printed material, then save and download it to BrailleNote or Voicenote.
We also have a text magnifying machine that increases the size of text onto a large screen.
Please see library staff for help locating or using these machines.
Most staff in all of our libraries have had autism awareness training.
Our libraries can sometimes be noisy, mostly in the morning when we run programs for under 5’s. If you prefer to visit when it’s more likely to be quiet, early afternoons and evenings are usually quieter times.
You can also check our events calendar to see when the library is likely to be busy if you want to avoid those times.
Library After Hours Program
The Library is closed to the public at this time, allowing staff to focus on the needs of these families. There are activity stations, or you can just use the library while there are less people.
These sessions require bookings.
We've made some social stories to assist people using our libraries.
Social stories were originally designed for people with autism spectrum disorder, but they're also great for anyone with learning or intellectual disorders. You can download our library social stories below.
- Going to the Library at Corrimal PDF, 2783.52 KB
- Going to the Library at Dapto PDF, 2709.36 KB
- Going to the Library at Thirroul PDF, 3895.48 KB
- Going to the Library at Warrawong PDF, 2352.68 KB
- Going to the Library at Wollongong PDF, 1781.72 KB
You can also find social stories for other services and activities on Council's website.
If you can't visit your local library because of disability, age or injury, you can sign up for our Home Library Service and have library items delivered to you once a month for free.
See our Home Library Service page for details.
If you're deaf, or have a hearing impairment or speech impairment, you can contact us via Wollongong City Council using the Australian Communication Exchange on 13 36 77, or through the National Relay Service.
Auslan story time
Sorry, we don't have any Auslan story time events booked in right now. Check back soon for updates.
Share your feedback
We welcome suggestions and feedback from people with disability about our libraries. This can help us understand what we need to do better, and plan ways to improve our libraries. We'd also love to hear about your positive library experiences!
Please use our contact us page or talk to library staff to provide feedback.
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