Our collection

As a member of the Vision Australia library you can access an exciting range of fiction and non-fiction reading materials including:

  • Books, magazines and newspapers (in audio, braille and ebraille)
  • Braille music
  • Podcasts
  • Electronic journals and reference books

Members can login to the i-access® online library catalogue here.

Audio books

The collection includes thousands of children’s, young adult and adult fiction and non-fiction titles.

Full list of adult reading categories (Word, 226KB)

Full list of young adult reading categories (Word, 171KB)

Full list of reading categories for children (Word, 177KB)

Magazines

A wide range of popular magazines are available in audio format as library subscriptions. Some are also available via the online reference and research databases, including: 

  • Australian Geographic
  • Australian Women’s Weekly
  • Choice
  • New Idea
  • Reader’s Digest 
  • Time Australia
  • Your Garden (quarterly)
  • Wheels
  • and many more.

Newspapers

Hundreds of newspapers including all the national daily papers, and regional and local newspapers, are available as library subscriptions and also via the online reference and research databases.

Braille

Whether you are an accomplished braille reader or just starting out, we have a collection of braille to suit your reading needs. Braille materials are also available on via the online catalogue.  

  • 8000+ braille and ebraille titles 
  • 1200+ music braille pieces
  • Children’s picture books with clear braille overlays

DAISY eBooks 

The library has more than 1000 eBooks with DAISY navigation.

Sport fixtures

Fixtures are available in DAISY audio as subscriptions through i-access® online library catalogue or the Vision Australia Connect app, and are also available in braille as a subscription.

  • AFL
  • NRL

Language books and magazines

Books are available in a number of languages including: Dutch, French, German, Hindi, Polish, Russian, Spanish, Thai and others. 

Language instruction books are also available.

The following magazines are available in languages other than English:

  • Greek – Ellinis
  • Italian – Focus
  • Polish – Focus
  • Mandarin - Du zhe wen zhai (Readers Digest)

Podcasts and Vision Australia updates

Dozens of regular podcasts are available, covering general interest topics as well as Vision Australia updates. 

You can subscribe to podcasts through the i-access® online library catalogue or directly through the Vision Australia Connect app. They can also be accessed directly on the Vision Australia Radio Podcasts page and the community podcasts page.

Online reference and research tools

Vision Australia has access to a number of online, reference and research databases which include online journals and magazine as well as manuals, reference, books, reports and more.

Collection guidelines

Contact the library

Members can login to the i-access® online library catalogue here.

For more information on Vision Australia’s Library service call 1800 005 965 or contact the Library. You can also connect with our services here.