libraryDS NSW has a significant collection of resources relating to Down syndrome in the Julie Cromer Library Resource Centre. The collection holding approximately 2000 items; books, DVDs, journals, information kits and archival records and ephemera.

Access to information is vitally important to our community. In the early years of the Association there were few resources available about Down syndrome available for parents, doctors or therapists. Today the Julie Cromer Library Resource Centre acquires the most recent books and resources from Australia and internationally and is accessed constantly by members, students, researchers, teachers and health professionals.

Julie Cromer was the first librarian employed by DS NSW and she has been a tireless advocate for information sharing.  At the renaming of the library on World Down Syndrome Day in 2014 Julie said “The library collection continues to reflect the growing maturity of our community… a worthy collection for members and our people who happen to have Down syndrome.  The library collection confirms their status as valued members of society.”

The library has a searchable catalogue available online

View the Library Catalogue

Letterbox Library

Any resource in the library is available to be posted to DS NSW members regardless of location.  Every week we mail a wide variety of resources to support our community.

Members are welcome to call the librarian and discuss their resource needs. Our Letterbox Library supports members across the whole of NSW as well as some residing interstate and is funded entirely by member fundraising activities.

Lending Policy

Borrowing is available to DS NSW members only.

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The loan period is six weeks.

Renewals can be made by arrangement with the library if no reservation is listed. The borrower is responsible for the return of resources by the due date. Library resources may be collected from the office or mailed. Reimbursement of postage is appreciated.

Members and non-members are welcome to use the library for reference, Monday to Friday between 10am and 4pm. Please phone or This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. before visiting to ensure staff availability.

Currently specialist library staff are available on Wednesday and Thursday only.