Access for people with a disability

State Library of Queensland seeks to provide equitable access to all clients using its services, facilities and resources.

Access to the building

All entrances and areas in the State Library building at South Bank are wheel-chair accessible. Additional facilities include:

  • Parking spaces designated for people with a disability
  • Lifts operating from the car park to all levels of the building
  • Toilet facilities on each level
  • Wheel-chair height reception and information desks

Access to collections using adaptive technology

State Library offers a range of adaptive technology devices to enable people with a disability to use the collections and resources. They include:

  • MaggyLamp – table-top magnifier with built-in light, available on Level 3
  • Smartview – closed circuit magnifier that enlarges text and images on a colour monitor, available on Level 2
  • Magnifying glasses - request at Information Desks on Levels 1-4
  • MAGic – screen magnification software with speech, available on Levels 2-4
    Operating instructions for MAGic
    N.B. Headphones are required when using this equipment. These are not supplied but may be purchased at the Library Shop.
  • OpenBook – software that transforms scanned text into speech, available on Levels 2-4
    Operating instructions for OpenBook
    N.B. Headphones are required when using this equipment. These are not supplied but may be purchased at the Library Shop.

Computer access

SLQ membershipis required to log into computers which offer MAGic and OpenBook software and the standard 3 hours per day limit applies to usage.

Wheel-chair accessible computers are available on Levels 1-4 of the State Library building at South Bank. They provide access to:

  • MAGic and OpenBook software (except on Level 1)
  • State Library’s website and the Iiternet
  • Catalogues and databases
  • Word, Excel, PowerPoint

No bookings required.

Locations of computers for people with a disability:

  • High wheel-chair access (Levels 1-3)
  • MAGic and OpenBook software (Levels 2-4)
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