For information regarding access assistance contact:
The University has services and facilities to assist readers with disabilities and medical conditions in the effective use of its libraries and information services.
These services are provided jointly by Student Services' UniAccess Office Business Information & Technology Services and the University Library.
The University has Disability Officers who can provide assistance to any enrolled student or staff who wishes to disclose a disability or a chronic medical condition. The Disability Officers are:
You can find the UniAccess Disability Officers at Student Services on the first floor of the Social Sciences Building, South Wing. Don't hesitate to drop in and find out what types of support can be provided. The services listed below are only some of those that are provided to readers with disabilities and medical conditions.
You will need to register with UniAccess to be eligible for some special services; your eligibility will be shown on your Campus Card.
You can get full information on access to library buildings and within the libraries. Personal tours of our libraries to meet individual needs can be arranged through the Disability Officers.
The Disability Support Worker is available for consultation in the Resource Rooms in the Reid Library and the Barry J Marshall Library and can help with activities such as collecting books from shelves and using specialised equipment. The Disability Support Worker is available by appointment during semester at any of the subject libraries.
If you are experiencing difficulties accessing library resources in their current format contact UniAccess.
If it is difficult for you to come to our campus libraries, we can send items to you. To register for this service email the Disability Support Worker.
High Demand Collection items may be renewed an unlimited number of times. Main collection items may be renewed three times.
An overdue item may be renewed by contacting the Library by telephone.
Books can be returned to any subject library and all libraries have after hours return chutes.
To use the specialist services, facilities and equipment at one of these libraries your Campus Card must be endorsed by UniAccess and you should have a signed letter of introduction from the UWA Disability Officers at UniAccess.
There are two Resource Rooms; one in the Reid Library and one in the Barry J Marshall Library. The Reid Library's Dickinson Resource Room is located in the southwest corner on the ground floor of the Reid Library Building; the Barry J Marshall Resource Room is located on the western side of the first floor of the Barry J Marshall Library.
The rooms contain specialised study equipment and ergonomic furniture and are available for use during normal opening hours.
|Dickinson Resource Room||Barry J Marshall Resource Room|
|Adjustable desks ||Yes ||Yes|
|Lockers ||Yes ||Yes|
|SPSS software ||No ||Yes|
|Ergonomic chairs ||Yes||Yes|
|Jaws software ||Yes ||Yes|
|Magnifier/ZoomText software ||Yes ||Yes|
|A rest area with firm but comfy lounges ||Yes||Yes|
Students who have specific needs for equipment in the Library Resource Rooms should make an appointment with a Disability Officer to discuss their needs. Please ring (+61 8) 6488 2423 to make an appointment.