Library accessibility

Library accessibility

Accessible libraries

Our library network offers wheelchair accessible branches, assistive technologies and a home library service.

Wheelchair access

Wheelchair access is available at all our main branches – Customs House, Glebe, Green Square, Haymarket, Kings Cross, Newtown, Surry Hills, Ultimo and Waterloo libraries.

Accessible toilets are available at Customs House, Kings Cross, Surry Hills and Ultimo libraries.

Assistive technologies

Audio books are available from each library branch in CD and cassette formats. Check the online catalogue for a list of available titles.

Large print books are also available from each library branch. Check for new titles in our online catalogue.

A screen magnifier called Smartview CCTV is available for people who are vision impaired. By placing a book or another object under the magnifier, Smartview provides an enlarged image with maximum sharpness, brightness and contrast. It is free to access and no bookings are required. Smartview is available at Customs House, Glebe, Haymarket, Kings Cross, Newtown, Ultimo and Waterloo branches.

More services

A home library service is available for people with disabilities who experience major challenges accessing their nearest library branch. Find out more about how you can have items delivered and collected to and from your door.

The City provides an extensive range of services and programs to support and encourage people with disabilities to participate in community life.

An accessibility map for the city centre is available to download below.

More help

The State Library of NSW also has assistive technologies to enable people with disabilities to use its resources.


State Library of NSW – Disability access and assistive technologies

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City centre accessibility map PDF 1.5 MB Download

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Last updated: Wednesday, 7 November 2012