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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

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

DAISY audio

The Vision Australia Library has a collection of over 45,000 titles available in DAISY audio, across a broad range of recreational reading genres.

DAISY audio is a digital format designed with additional functionality for people with a print disability. The majority of our collection is in human narration. We continually add new titles to the collection in DAISY.

Four times a year we produce a list of titles which inform Library members about what’s recently been added to the catalogue.

Download the list of new titles on DAISY

Find out what new titles have been added to DAISY recently.

Magazines

A wide range of popular magazines are available in audio format including:

  • Australian Geographic
  • Australian Women’s Weekly
  • Choice
  • Gardening Australia
  • New Idea
  • New Scientist
  • Reader’s Digest
  • Rolling Stone 
  • Time Australia
  • Wheels
  • Woman's Day, and many more.

In partnership with Zinio, new magazines will continue to be added to the collection.

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

Sport fixtures

Fixtures are available in DAISY audio as subscriptions through i-access® online library catalogue or the VA 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 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

Library members can access additional audio books, ebooks, magazines, reference materials and research from Australia and overseas providers through EBSCO Host. Content on EBSCO Host is not available via the Vision Australia Library i-access online catalogue.

EBSCOHost allows you to search concurrently across all EBSCOHost databases available through your Vision Australia Library membership including Australia and New Zealand Reference Centre plus, CINAHL and MasterFILE Premier.

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 1300 654 656 or contact the Library. You can also connect with our services here.

Personal support and transcription services

Did you know that Vision Australia's Alternate Format Production team can produce requested content in the format of your choice? Each year you can request up to 360 pages of content in braille, audio, large print or e-text formats. To find out more about transcription and personal support services tune into this Podcast with Jason Gipps from Vision Australia Radio and Ria Andriani one of Vision Australia's transcription staff.