The Library for People with Disabilities

The Library provides the following services for people with temporary or permanent impairment. Supporting documentation or a medical certificate may be required for students who are not registered with Disability Services.

Physical Access

Albany Library: Provides mobility parking near the Library. The main entrance doors are automatic and all levels of the Library are accessible by lift.

Manawatū Library: Provides mobility parking near the back of the Library. The Library has a Ground Floor entrance at the front of the Library with ramp access, automatic doors, and lifts to upper levels.

Wellington Library: Provides mobility parking near the Library. The main entrance doors are automatic and all levels of the Library are accessible by lift. Registered students using the Disabilities Services can phone Wellington Library for help with access.

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Toilets

Albany Library: Provides accessible toilets on all levels of the Library.

Manawatū Library: Provides accessible toilets on the Ground Floor in the north (Registry) end and in the car park wing of the Library.

Wellington Library: An accessible toilet is provided on Level B of the Library. Other accessible toilets are adjacent to the café (Tussock) in the Student Services Trust building. Another toilet is available on the ground floor of Block 5 beside the stairs (5A04).

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Equipment

Disability Services provide some equipment and/or rooms in the Libraries. Access to these should be arranged through the Disability Services campus contacts.

Albany Library: A Disability Study Room with specialised software and ergonomic furniture for people with disabilities.

Manawatū Library: A resource room with specialised equipment and ergonomic furniture for people with disabilities. 

Wellington Library: A resource room (5A60) with ergonomic furniture for people with disabilities. 

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Photocopying

Library staff can provide some assistance for people experiencing difficulty using self-service photocopiers. Arrangements made in advance are appreciated. Please contact the Service Points at each Library.

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Postal Service for Library Resources

Internally-enrolled students with a disability who are unable to visit a campus regularly may be provided with the Distance Library Service. This means books and scanned material can be sent to you. Please contact Distance Library Services if you believe you may be eligible.

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Assistance with Collecting Library Resources

Library staff can provide some assistance with collecting books from shelves. Arrangements made in advance are appreciated. Please contact the Service Point at each Library. Large amounts of collecting are best organised through Disability Services.

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Individual Help with Finding Information

Individual assistance may be provided for people with a disability who need help with finding information. Please contact us for help. Individual appointments may be made with Library staff.

Appointments are available for postgraduate students who need assistance in starting a thesis or research project. Please contact a Subject Librarian.

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