People who are blind or vision impaired or who have other print disabilities will enjoy access to published information
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Welcome to our Information Gateway

National Information and Library Service has recently merged with Royal Blind Society, Royal Victorian Institute for the Blind and Vision Australian Foundation and is now know collectively as Vision Australia

Library Catalogue

National Information and Library Service provide member access to resources for people with a print disability. To search these resources use the Library Catalogue Search website.

You can also search the library catalogue by phone using the Libtel system. For any further information please contact member liaison.

Listen to the new audio and braille titles added to the library collection.

Electronic Magazines

If you are a member or wish to join our library the following online magazines are available.

For title listings of magazines in alphabetical order please use the following links by magazine provider.

Online Databases

If you are a member or wish to join our library the following nine online databases are available:

  • Proquest opens in a new window: ABI/INFORM, ANZ Newsstand, Academic Research Library and Science Journals
  • ANZ Reference Centre opens in a new window: Australia and New Zealand e-magazines
  • Biography Resource Centre opens in a new window: Biographical information on famous people
  • InfoTrac opens in a new window: Broad range of academic level e-journals
  • Health and Wellness Resource Centre opens in a new window: Reliable health information
  • Novelist opens in a new window: Electronic fiction resource. Search for new reading possibilities with access to information on over 100,000 fiction titles.
  • Oxford Reference Online opens in a new window: Vast online Reference Library containing over 130 dictionaries covering everything from art to accountancy, politics to physics, and computing to classics.
  • Grove Music Online opens in a new window: An integrated music resource on the web, including the full text of The New Grove Dictionary of Music and Musicians, The New Grove Dictionary of Opera and The New Grove Dictionary of Jazz. Updated annually.
  • Grove Art Online opens in a new window: Grove Art Online provides web access to the entire text of The Dictionary of Art and Oxford Companion to Western Art.

Some of our most popular resources are:

Looking for popular resources that used to be here? See our resources page.

Recommended External Sites

The following sites are recommended by staff and members of National Information and Library Service.

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