Accessibility Services & Facilities
Brimbank Libraries strives to support all members of the community and has a range of facilities and aides available for customers.
Social stories are used to describe and explain social situations or concepts in a supportive, clear and easily understood way.
Brimbank Libraries has developed a social story for each of our 5 Libraries at Deer Park, Keilor, St Albans, Sunshine and Sydenham.
Social stories are primarily aimed at children and provide pictures and words to show what the library looks like, the different spaces in the library, some of the things that happen in the library and what the child can do when in the library.
Deer Park Library Social Story
Keilor Library Social Story
St Albans Library Social Story
Sunshine Library social story
Sydenham Library Social Story
Now that we are required to wear face masks to help stop the spread of COVID-19, here is a social story for children that explains why adults and older children are wearing masks:
Seeing other People Wearing Masks
Entry and exits to all library buildings are wheelchair and child friendly
Accessible car parking at all libraries
Assistance animals are welcome at all libraries
Recharge points for electric wheelchairs & scooters at Deer Park, St Albans and Sydenham libraries
Accessible toilet with hoist at Sydenham Library
Communication boards available at all libraries
Large print clocks at all libraries
Enhanced PC interface available on all computers through Windows 10. Features include: magnifier, Microsoft narrator, on screen keyboard and speech recognition
Hearing loops available at Deer Park, Sunshine and Sydenham libraries
Large track ball available upon request at Deer Park, St Albans, Sunshine & Sydenham libraries
Computer desks suitable for wheelchair and scooter access at Sydenham Library
Magnifiers available upon request
Sensory Friendly Hour: 10-11am Saturdays at Deer Park Library
The Sensory Friendly Hour at Deer Park Library (recommencing 8 January 2022) provides an environment with reduced noise, lighting and distractions:
- Limited printing and copying services will be available, please speak with staff
- Gaming consoles in the library will not available for use
- Computers will be available in the Quiet PC Room
Collections and Programs
Books and Reading - access e-books and e-audio
Programs and Events - for all ages and abilities
Home Library Service - for residents who live in the City of Brimbank
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