The Library develops and maintains accessible collections in a variety of formats including:
- large print books
- eBooks with adjustable font size
- audiobooks on CD and eAudiobooks
- literacy materials
The collections and community information displays include materials with information on a range of disabilities, disability issues, and services for people with disabilities.
The Library is a member of the CNIB Partners Program. This program will give direct access to the CNIB collections for our patrons.
We have two Victor Stratus Daisy Reader machines you may borrow.
Centre for Equitable Library Access Collection
Rideau Lakes Public Library offers a collection of over 230,000 books, magazines, newspapers and described videos in a choice of formats for people with a print disability.
- Lots of choice including current bestsellers, award-winners and classics
- Fiction, non-fiction, self-help, business and more
- Books for kids, teens and adults
- Books in audio, braille or accessible e-book formats
- Download books or receive home delivery by mail
Access to the CELA collection is available to people who are unable to read conventional print due to a disability, which includes:
- 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.
How to sign up for CELA
Sign up for CELA service with your public library card, or contact library staff for assistance.
Access to the collection is offered in a number of ways
- Download books to your computer or mobile device, such as an iPhone.
- Download books to a DAISY player over a wireless connection without using a computer.
- Receive audio CDs, Braille or described movies through your local branch or by mail directly to your home.
The CELA website can be found at: www.celalibrary.ca