These images are from the original Allan Bean Centre – Our current temporary Library space differs from this.

Allan Bean Centre Library

The Allan Bean Centre (ABC) Library is currently located in the Burwood Spinal Unit lounge following the closure of the Allan Bean Centre in July 2014 due to earthquake damage.

We anticipate the temporary library facility will be in the Burwood Spinal Unit lounge for some time until the new Allan Bean Centre is completed in 2016.

The ABC Library is a one-stop shop for all your information needs. We have a unique comprehensive collection on disability and rehabilitation including spinal cord injury, brain injury as well as other topics. We also have our own range of publications and multimedia which you can access through our Shop page.

Library hours are Monday to Friday: 1.00- 4.30pm.

Available are laptops, free Wifi, printer, books, including magazines/journals, DVDs, talking books, etc.

For free membership to the Allan Bean Centre library and receive a monthly new book list please complete this form

For further information please contact Bernadette Cassidy

ph: 383 9484/ 99484 or


Library Resources

Here you can search the catalogue at the ABC Library.

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