Centre for Equitable Library Access (CELA)

The Centre for Equitable Library Access (CELA) is a new service that is available through the Asphodel-Norwood Public Library to provide reading materials in accessible formats to patrons with print disabilities.

Now CELA and ANPL make it possible for those with print disabilities in our community to gain easy access to a wealth of reading materials, in formats of their choice.   We offer a collection of over 230,000 books, magazines, newspapers and described videos in a choice of formats.

There are lots of choices including current bestsellers, award-winners, classics, fiction, non-fiction, self-help, and business.  Books are available in audio form, Braille, accessible e-books (including DAISY) for adults, young adults, and kids.

Patrons taking advantage of this service can download their books, pick them up at either Branch of the Library, or receive them by mail to their home free of charge.


Eligibility

Access to the CELA collection is available to people who are unable to read conventional print due to a disability, which includes learning, physical, and visual.


How to sign up for CELA

Sign up for CELA service online by clicking here with your library card, or contact one of the Librarians for assistance.


How to access the collection

  • Download books to your computer, tablet, or mobile device
  • Download books to a DAISY player over a wireless connection without using a computer
  • Pick up audio CDs, Braille or described movies at either Branch of the Library
  • Receive materials by mail directly to your home free of charge

More information about CELA can be found at either Branch of the Library or through the CELA website: www.celalibrary.ca

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