Students with disabilities

The Library offers equitable access, providing services appropriate to the needs of staff and students with permanent/temporary disabilities or health conditions.

Accessing Library support

Your first step is to contact the Special Needs Advisor at the UNE Special Needs Office to register as a student with a health condition/disability. The telephone number is (02) 6773 2897 (extn 2897) or you can enquire through AskUNE.

Borrowing privileges

Undergraduate students

Undergraduate students registered with the Special Needs Office are allowed to borrow up to 20 items from the Library's General Collection at one time. The loan period is 4 weeks and up to 5 renewals are permitted.

Graduate and postgraduate students

Graduate and postgraduate students registered with the Special Needs Office are able to borrow up to 75 items from the Library's General Collection at one time. The loan period is 31 weeks and up to 5 renewals are permitted.

Making requests

Loans and copies of physical items in our collection are requested through Search. You can also request copies of case reports through our Web-based forms. The items you request are then sent to you.

For more information on using this service, see the page on borrowing from home or phone the Service Desk on (02) 6773 2458.

If you are resident outside the Armidale and Uralla postal districts, please call toll free on 1800 059 735.

Using the Library site

We are working to improve the accessibility and our site, with the goal of making the site compliant with the WCAG 2.0 AA standard.

Using the Library in person

Service Desk staff will retrieve library materials for you when you are visiting the University Library. The same service will be provided by Service Desk staff at the Law Library.

This service includes retrieval both of physical items from the shelves and material held in electronic or online collections.

When an appointment is required

If you wish us to retrieve a large number of items at one time, please call first to make an appointment. The telephone number for the Service Desk is (02) 6773 2458 (extn 2458). If you are resident outside the Armidale and Uralla postal districts, please call toll free on 1800 059 735.

Special copying

Discuss your requirements with the Special Needs Support Services staff, who can advise you on available services.

Transcription service

If you require transcription services, please contact the Disability Support Office. The Library will liaise with the Disability Support Office to provide any material required for transcription.