CELA and NNELS are free services for library patrons with print disabilities. These services ensure equitable access to library materials.
Contact us for more information, or to register as a patron with print disabilities.
The Canadian Copyright Act defines "perceptual disabilities" as including:
A person may be temporarily print disabled and still be eligible to use CELA and NNELS
CELA services are for library patrons with print disabilities, whether permanent or temporary.
Patrons self-register online at signup.celalibrary.ca. Library staff may assist patrons with the online sign-up if requested. Once registered patrons will be able to request materials.
CELA's collection includes materials in English and French for all ages and interests.
Materials are available in a variety of formats:
Once they are registered, patrons can search or browse for materials at celalibrary.ca.
CELA Library Staff Orientation Video
NNELS services are for library patrons with print disabilities, whether permanent or temporary.
Once a patron is registered, they can login to nnels.ca using their library card barcode number and PIN.
NNELS content is predominantly popular fiction and non-fiction for all ages. Some French content is available.
NNELS materials are available in a variety of digital formats:
Once they are registered and logged in to nnels.ca patrons can search or browse for materials.
If the audiobook you are looking for isn't available in NNELS, you can request it to be added to the NNELS collection nnels.ca/contact.
For titles that have never been produced in alternate formats, NNELS relies on volunteers to record audiobooks. If you are interested in recording an audiobook for NNELS, visit nnels.ca/volunteer for more details.
NNELS Training for Library Staff
Marigold Library System and your local public library provide collections of LARGE PRINT books, physical AUDIOBOOKS on CD or MP3 disc, and downloadable eBOOKS and eAUDIOBOOKS.
Visit the online library catalogue, TRACpac to search for materials:
→ Search by: author, title, subject, or genre
→ Limit by format: Large print, Audio-book, Ebook, Eaudiobook
If you require assistance searching for library materials, please contact us.