Accessible books

If you have a print disability, you qualify to register as a print disabled library member which allows you to access resources from NNELS.
A print disability can be a:
  • Learning disability: An impairment relating to comprehension
  • Physical disability: The inability to hold or manipulate a book
  • Visual disability: Severe or total impairment of sight or the inability to focus or move one’s eyes

The National Network of Equitable Library Service

NNELS is a repository of content owned and sustained by Canadian public libraries, working with international partners, libraries, readers, and publishers (particularly Canadian ones) to make copies of books in accessible formats available to readers in Canada who have print disabilities.
Some titles (those without copyright restrictions) are available to all library patrons. These items include a link to “Download the Daisy File,” rather than a link to “Login to access this item.”
For more information about the service and how to get books, visit the NNELS website.
To sign up for NNELS please contact  the library to register as a print disabled member, and then visit the NNELS sign-up page.

Other Accessible resources

The following resources are available to all patrons, but may be especially of interest for patrons with a print disability.
For even more audio and large print books, we can also request items from other libraries.
eBooks and eAudio books  are also available through Library2Go and RB Digital. eMagazines are available through RB Digital – eMagazines.
We have a DAISY player and DAISY discs for loan, for print disabled patrons only.