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Accessibility

Bayside Library Service strives to be a welcoming and functional space for people of all abilities. We are committed to ensuring our services are accessible to all community members, and we have resources available for use in the library and at home. 

If you have any questions of suggestions concerning accessibility at the library, please contact our Community Services Librarian.

 

Visiting The Library

All Bayside Library Service locations provide accessible parking spaces, wheelchair access to the building, accessible toilets and automatic doors. The multi-use room at Sandringham Library has a hearing loop.

For children visiting the library, try sharing Our Library by Donna Rawlins to prepare them for their visit.

 

Collections

Large Print

There is a large print section for adult readers in each library. Large-print materials are most commonly available in 16- to 18-point type. A large print edition of Reader’s Digest magazine can be borrowed from the Hampton Library. The large print section also includes books in a font that may be helpful for dyslexic readers.

Browse the Large Print Collection

 

Talking Books on CD

We have a wide range of talking books for adults, young adults and children. They are available in CD and MP3 formats.

Browse the Talking Book on CD Collection

 

eLibrary Collection

Our eLibrary collection provides text size and font options to assist with accessing library collections. Our streaming film service, Kanopy, provides descriptive audio and closed captioning option. The Libby app for eBooks, eAudioBooks and eMagazines includes a range of accessibility features.

Browse the eLibrary Collection

 

Reminiscing Kits

Reminiscing with your loved ones is a wonderful way to connect. Our reminiscing kits connect caregivers with quality material to reminisce and a bit of prompting. Reminiscing in a supportive environment and with a focus on strengths and positives can lift an older person's mood, reminding them and their caregivers of their resourcefulness and depth of experience.

Browse the Reminiscing Kits

 

Dyslexic Friendly Books

We have a range of resources to help those who have (or support someone with) dyslexia.

eBooks provide great flexibility for people with dyslexia as they allow the reader to adjust the typeface, font size, and background colour to suit.

Browse dyslexic friendly books

 

AUSLAN

The library has a selection of online storytimes that are in Auslan.

Browse Auslan online storytimes

 

Services

Studying at the library

The study rooms at Sandringham Library have adjustable lighting and, while not soundproof, block out most background noise. All our libraries have height adjustable desks.

 

Home Library Service

We deliver books, CDs, DVDs, and other materials to your home if you are unable to come to the library due to a disability or other mobility issues. You may sign up to receive homebound delivery on either a temporary or long-term basis.

Read more information about the Home Library Service

 

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