Accessibility

This page details how this site can be used without a mouse. There are shortcut keys that will take you to commonly used pages such as the home page and the search page.

Access Keys

Access keys are keyboard shortcuts to help you navigate the main pages on this site including homepage, search, sitemap and the contact us page.

How to use the access keys

For PC Using the latest version of Firefox

Press the ALT key, the Shift key and the access key at the same time. For example, pressing ALT + Shift + 2 will take you to the site map.

For PC Using Internet Explorer 6 - 9

Press the ALT key and the access key at the same time, release both keys, and press Enter. For example, pressing ALT + 9, releasing, then pressing Enter will take you to the contact us page.

For Mac Using Firefox 2.0

Press the Control key, the Shift key and the access key at the same time. For example, pressing CTRL + Shift +3 will take you to the search page.

Font re-sizing

There are common keyboard shortcuts that can make text bigger within your browser.

Internet Explorer 5.5+

Select the 'View' menu, then 'Text Size', and then your chosen size (or if you have a mouse wheel simply hold down CTRL and roll the mouse wheel to alter the text size).

Firefox 1.0+

Select the 'View' menu, then 'Text Size', and then select decrease or increase. Alternatively select CTRL + + or CTRL + -. If you have a mouse wheel, simply hold down CTRL and roll the mouse wheel to alter the text size.

Opera 7.0+

Select the 'View' menu, then 'Zoom', and then select the percentage increase or decrease you require. Alternatively select CTRL + + or CTRL + -.

Safari 1.2+ (Mac)

Select the 'View' menu, then 'Make Text Bigger' or 'Make Text Smaller'. Alternatively select Apple Key + + or Apple Key + -

Google Chrome 1.0+

Select the page menu at the top right, then 'Zoom', then 'Larger' or 'Smaller'. Alternatively select CTRL + + or CTRL + -. If you have a mouse wheel, simply hold down CTRL and roll the mouse wheel to alter the text size.

Making our services accessible

At Dunedin Public Libraries you can:

  • Book a Librarian – go to the book a librarian page to book one on one assistance with a librarian.
  • Borrow large print books
  • Take out talking books - books on CD’s and Playaways (preloaded audio players)
  • Borrow captioned DVD’s
  • Access our Digital Library – as well as a range of eBooks, eAudio, and eMagazines, we also offer a range of digital resources available in library and at home.

Other services you might be interested in:

  • Print access membership – designed for customers who need more than 28 days to read a book. More information about this membership can be found on our Home Service page.
  • Books on Prescription – books, eBooks and sound recordings recommended by health professionals

Ask about these resources and services in your local branch. Please let us know if there are more ways which we can make your library visit user friendly.

Access and accessibility resources at Dunedin Public Libraries branches:

 CitySouth DunedinMosgielPort ChalmersWaikouaitiBlueskin Bay
       

Level access to the building

yes

yes

yes

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Free parking nearby

no

yes

yes

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yes

Free parking for mobility badge holders

yes

yes

yes

yes

yes

yes

Drop off zone

yes

yes

yes

yes

yes

yes

Close to bus stops

yes

yes

yes

yes

yes

no

Lift and ramp access to the first floorlift

lift

n/a

n/a

n/a

n/a

n/a

After hours return slot

yesyesyesyesyesyes

Book trolleys for carrying your items

yes

yes

yes

yes

yes

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Wheelchair available for use within library

yes

no

no

no

no

no

Wheelchair accessible toilet

yes

yes

yes

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Magnifying unit for visual impairment

yes

no

yes

yes

no

no

Access to a parents' room

yesnono

no

no

no

Baby changing table facilities

yesnoyesyesyesyes

Grassed area for support animals

nonoyesnonoyes

Meeting rooms (hireage fee may apply)

yes

yes

yes

yesnoyes

* free parking is available at the City Library after 6pm Monday – Saturday and all day on Sunday

Unable to visit the library? You can access our libraries through a range of services:

You can contact us by;

Phone: +64 3 474 3690

Email: library@dcc.govt.nz

Deaf and hard of hearing customers can use the New Zealand Relay Service, an overview of the services they offer can be found on the NZ Relay Service website

We welcome comments and feedback from customers regarding our services and website, please tell us what you think using our feedback form or by phone or email listed above.