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Support for Users with Special Needs (SMCL)

The Library is committed to providing facilities and services to accommodate the needs of users with disabilities. Users may enquire at our User Services Counter for assistance. 

Special Needs User Room

The Special Needs User Room is reserved for the use by users with specific needs. It is available upon check-in at the User Services Counter during Library service hours. 

Accessible Service at SMCL
Accessible Service at SMCL

The following specialized facilities are provided: 

Adjustable Furniture
  • Height adjustable tables and chairs
Braille System
  • Focus 40 Blue Braille Display
  • Juliet 120 Braille embosser
Computing, Scanning & Printing
  • Desktop computer
  • Flatbed scanner
  • B/W Printer
Magnifying Devices
  • Merlin Ultra HD22″ desktop video magnifier
  • NVDA Screen Reading Software
  • JAWS Screen Reading Software
  • MAGic Magnification Software with Speech
  • BRITE (亮點) Braille Translation Software
  • EasyDots 點寫易輸入法2.0

Priority Service

Accessible User Services Counter at SMCL
Accessible User Services Counter at SMCL

Users with disabilities will be given priority at the User Services Counters in the Shek Mun Campus Library. 

Academic Support

Appointments can be arranged to assist users with special needs in utilizing Library resources and services. Please approach User Services Counter, or contact duty staff at 3411-3172 or at for arrangement. 

Provision of other barrier-free physical facilities

  • Accessible lifts providing direct access to the Library
  • Accessible washroom
  • Wheelchair accessible entry

For enquiries or special arrangement, please contact duty staff at 3411-3172 or at

For the details of the relevant facilities available in the Main Library and Chinese Medicine Library, please click on this link

Last updated: 06 July 2020