Library

The Vision Australia Library opens up a world of Audio and Braille books, newspapers, magazines and podcasts for people who:

  • are blind or have low vision;
  • are unable to hold or manipulate books;
  • are unable to focus or move eyes e.g. MS, stroke, severe arthritis; or
  • have a perceptual disability e.g. dyslexia or a visual processing disorder.

Use your library number/email and password to login. Forgotten these? Call 1300 65 46 56 or email library@visionaustralia.org

A Different Kind of Seeing: In Conversation with Marie Younan and Jill Sanguinetti

The Vision Australia Library is delighted to invite Vision Australia clients and library members to its first author In Conversation event for 2021.

Author Marie Younan and co-author Jill Sanguinetti will discuss their recently released and evocative memoir of Marie’s life, A Different Kind of Seeing, now available through the Vision Australia Library. Marie is a highly engaging storyteller and her memoir has been described as inspirational, full of love and hope and hard to put down.

Marie and Jill will be in conversation with Bill Jolley, a leader in the blind community.

When: Wednesday March 3, 6pm – 7.30pm (AEDT) at Vision Australia Kooyong, Victoria or via Zoom livestream from 6.15pm.

For more information on the event and to book or register your interest in the Zoom livestream visit the event page.

 

Library upgrades

The Vision Australia Library service was upgraded through October and November 2020.

Updates to the App and i-access Kiosk have been released, and there is a new website to improve your library user experience.

Visit our dedicated library upgrades page to find out more about these upgrades, benefits and how to use or access new or updated software.

Want the chance to win a $100 Visa gift card?

To celebrate our Library upgrades Vision Australia Library will be giving away $100 Visa gift cards to two lucky Library members each month.

To go into the draw, all you need to do is download and access content on our new and improved Library service.

Winners will be drawn at the end of each month.

This incentive will continue until March 2021 (inclusive).


Voice Assistant Pilot Project

Have you ever wanted to try Voice Assisted Technology?

Do you use an Alexa or Google voice assistant?

We are looking for 30 clients based in Victoria to help Vision Australia pilot voice assistance technology.

Complete an expression of interest to participate in the pilot project here.


Join the library

Membership is free and available to people who are blind, have low vision or a print disability.

If you are not a Vision Australia client, to join the library, you will need a referrer who can certify you are a person with a print disability.

Find out more and join the library.  

Books and resources

Library members can access thousands of audio books, magazines, newspapers and podcasts. As well as thousands of Braille and eBraille titles and music Braille pieces. And much more. Find out more about books and resources.

If a library member has printed material they can’t read, how can the Vision Australia Library help?

As a Vision Australia library member, you can request up to 360 print pages of personal information, to be converted to your preferred accessible format such as Braille, audio, large print, tactual graphics or e-text, per financial year.

For more information on accessible format conversions, email printaccess@visionaustralia.org or call 1300 84 74 66.

How to access the library

Members can access the library via the free Vision Australia Connect app on their smart phone, iPad or tablet. Or via your computer, a DAISY player or other compatible device.

Find out how to access the Library.

Feelix Children’s Library 

The Vision Australia Feelix Library helps children learn and develop in a unique way to support literacy. Children from 0-7 years old who are blind or have low vision can become a member and enjoy stories with their parents and siblings, and learn about braille. Find out more about Feelix.

Youth library 

The Vision Australia library has a range of books, resources and services for young people who are blind, have low vision or a print disability. This includes audio books, a copy and reproduction service for academic materials, online databases and more. Find out more about the youth library.

Partner with us

We work in partnership with an extensive range of libraries, aged care facilities, publishers and affiliated organisations to help you access a greater range of books and resources. 

Contact the library

For more information on Vision Australia's Library services call 1300 654 656 or contact the Library for more options.

Library YouTube

Follow Vision Australia's YouTube channel and enjoy our Library playlist with book reviews, webinars and more.