Disability Services

The Division of Library Services at Charles Sturt University welcomes students who have a temporary or permanent disability. We are committed to providing a receptive and supportive environment, and equitable access to all of our collections and services.

Students must be registered with University Disability Services to be eligible for library disability services.

Any student or staff member with a disability who is experiencing difficulty in accessing the Library's various collections should contact their Campus Disability Liaison Librarian.

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Library Databases

Please contact the library for assistance in using library databases.

If you would like assistance in using screen readers to read databases, please contact your Campus disability liaison librarian.

Not all databases are compatible with screen readers.
Articles in pdf format can be downloaded into Adobe Digital Editions free software and can then be read by some screen readers.

Borrowing, Returning and Renewing Items

There are self checking machines at each campus library. If you need assistance, please ask at the loans desk.

Distance Education services may be provided for on-campus students physically unable to access the collection.

Please contact University Disability Services for alternative formats and resources.

Extended Loans

Students and staff with a disability may apply for extended loans where the disability suggests that a longer loan period would be warranted. The extended loans policy does not apply to closed reserve items.

Retrieval Services

Students and staff with a disability may request assistance with retrieval of Library Items. Contact the library or ask at the loans desk. Items are held at the loans desk for two days.

On campus students physically unable to collect items from the shelves can have items sent to their home. 

Information Services

Literature searches for students will be conducted on request, where the student's disability precludes them doing the search themselves. Interpretation of the topic and selection and provision of search terms remains the student's responsibility.

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