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
- New Idea
- Reader’s Digest
- Time Australia
- and many more.
New additions will be added to the magazine collection through 2021 in partnership with Zinio. Titles coming soon include: Rolling Stone, Gardening Australia, Australian Men’s Fitness, Woman’s Day, Girlfriend Australia, New Scientist Australian Edition, Inside Sport, Diabetic Living Australia, and Money Magazine.
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.
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
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.
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.
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.