Dandenong and Springvale Libraries have many features designed to make your experience easy and accessible.
Dandenong Library has accessible parking bays on Thomas Street:
- Across from the library, approximately 55 metres from Harmony Square entrance.
- Next to the library, approximately 100 metres from the Harmony Square entrance.
Springvale Library has multiple accessible parking bays outside the Hillcrest Grove entry and next to City Hall.
No parking fees apply.
Accessible toilets and change facilities
There are accessible toilets and a Changing Places toilet located at both libraries. To access the Changing Places toilets a Master Locksmiths Access Key (MLAK) is required.
Springvale Library and Springvale Community Hub has accessible toilets on both levels. On the lower level is an additional accessible adult change facility with a toilet, shower and hoist.
All visitors with assistance animals such as guide dogs, certified by a registered authority are welcome at both branches.
There is a communication board available at the customer service desk if assistance is required.
Dandenong Library Access Key
The Dandenong Library Access Key has information about the layout, amenities, suitable parking, customer service facilities, entry and exit points as well as safety and accessibility features within the library.
Please note the Dandenong Library Access Key is being updated and has been temporarily removed.
Hearing loops are available for use within library spaces.
Portable hearing loops can also be provided.
For advice about using a hearing aid or hearing loop, speak with library staff.
Home library service
A free library delivery service for eligible residents of the City of Greater Dandenong.
Volunteers or staff will visit regularly with a selection of library materials chosen to suit personal interests and requirements.
Library staff are available to assist with any enquiries and bookings or to provide general assistance.
Library staff wear a lanyard with a name tag, communication radios and headsets.
The library collection provides for different accessibility needs. Some items in the collection may be located on shelving close to the ground. If you need assistance to reach these titles, please speak to staff.
Large print books are for library users who have difficulty reading standard print sizes. There are both fiction and non-fiction books available.
Talking books and audiobooks
Talking books are available in CD or MP3 format.
Downloadable audiobooks are also available free for library members via services such as BorrowBox and Libby.
For assistance with using these services, phone 1300 630 920 during opening hours to book a session with the Library Tech Assist service.
A large range of resources such as books, magazines and DVD are available in different community languages.
Lifts and ramps
Both libraries span two levels and have wheelchair accessible ramps, lifts and wide accessible doors.
Local opportunities for all abilities
Access for All Abilities (AAA Play) is an information and referral service that assists people a disability to be involved through local sport and active recreation. The Sport4All program provides sporting clubs and schools with resources, training and support to boost an inclusive culture and participation for people with disability.
Magnifying sheets for readers with low vision are available to borrow from both libraries. Please speak with staff for more information.
Sensitive storytime (3+ years)
Sensitive storytimes are adapted to assist children aged 3+ years with sensory processing or developmental challenges and children on the autism spectrum to feel more comfortable and have fun. To read a Social Story about the program, read the Going to Sensitive Storytime at the Library document.
For more information and to register an interest to attend sessions, phone the library on 1300 630 920.