Services for Patrons with Print Disabilities

At Sechelt Public Library we offer numerous options for patrons who are unable to read conventional print due to disability.

  • CELA – Centre for Equitable Library Access – CELA offers library patrons with print disabilities access to 300,000 titles in a variety of formats.
    • CELA’s collection includes books in English and French for all ages and interests, including books for preschoolers to adults; classics to bestsellers, biographies, cookbooks, self-help books, and more.
    • Available formats include books and magazines in audio, e-text and braille; newspapers in e-text; described videos; children’s picture books with braille added.
    • Eligible patrons may now register themselves by using the new self-registration form
    • How to download CELA audiobooks to the Direct to Player App
  • NNELS – National Network for Equitable Library ServicesLimited titles available.
  • DAISY Collection – We have a DAISY reader for loan to disabled patrons and a small collection of Daisy titles.
  • Large Print Collection – The library has a large collection of over 2100 titles written in easier-to-read large print.  See our collection…
  • ILL – Sechelt Public Library also offers print impaired patrons the option of ordering audiobooks, in CD format and DAISY format, through our interlibrary loan service. Interlibrary loan requests for audiobooks can only be placed by library staff, so please visit the library with your requests.
  • RBdigital – RBdigital gives Sechelt Library patrons access to unabridged audiobooks narrated by professional actors.  Create an account with your Sechelt Library card for access.
  • Library to Go – An audiobook is the spoken word digital recording of a book.  Through Library To Go, Sechelt Public Library patrons have access to a huge collection of audiobooks that can be transfered to an iPod, iPhone or iPad.  About half of the available titles can be burned to a CD.
  • Audio Book Collection – The library has an extensive collection of over 1570 audio-books in CD format.  See our collection…
  • VisionBoard Large Print Computer Keyboard – Donated by Community Futures Entrepreneurs with Disabilities Program. Large, high visibility keys offer improved readability and control for those who find it difficult to use a traditional keyboard.
  • Forget your glasses at home?  We have print magnifiers in the DVD section, and a magnifying glass that you can borrow from the front desk.