Support for People with Disability

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.

If you're a library member you can access a large range of items online, without having to visit a library. All you need is your library card number and password.

Select an option below to find out more:

We have more than 16,000 books in large print including general fiction, mysteries, romance and westerns.

To find large print books visit any of our libraries, or search the catalogue and select 'Large print' in the drop-down next to the search field.

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.

Corrimal Library is also part of Corrimal's Autism Friendly Communities network.

Quiet times

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

Wollongong Library and Corrimal Library have a dedicated After Hours session designed for families living with autism or other sensory needs.

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.

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

We regularly hold Auslan (Australian Sign Language) story time sessions for kids, thanks to the South Coast Deaf Community.

Upcoming events are shown below, or check our events calendar for more activities.

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.