Accessibility Resources

Equitable access is one of our core values here at the library. These services bring library resources to a broader audience.

Services

Books on Wheels

Are you or someone you know unable to make it into the Library due to illness, injury or another physical challenge? No problem. Library volunteers will deliver materials each month—for free.  With an individual’s likes, needs and preferences in mind, Library staff choose items from the Library’s collection of regular print books, large print books, audio books, magazines, DVDs and CDs. Then volunteers deliver a Library bag of materials once a month. Each month we’ll pick up the old bag and leave a new one. No need to worry about due dates.

Volunteers deliver Books on Wheels to private homes the second Wednesday of every month, between 10 am and noon. Books on Wheels go to Willingdon Creek Village, Evergreen Extended Care Unit and Kiwanis residences the last Wednesday of every month, between 10 am and noon.

Signing up is easy. Just call Joanne at the Library (604-485-4796), email her (jtobie@prpl.ca), or have someone pick up a form from the Library Service Desk.

Books by Mail

Do you know anyone who needs Books by Mail?  Tell them about this Library service.  Anyone who is sick, has a disability or who just can’t get to the Library easily can register with us to receive books through the mail.  This service is available to any resident of Powell River, the Regional District or the Tla’amin Nation.

To register call the Library at 604-485-4796 or email mmerlino@prpl.ca.

 

Accessible Materials

 

CImage result for cela logoELA The Center for Equitable Library Access

Provides resources in full-text, audio and braille for patrons with print disabilities including dyslexia, visual impairment and the inability to physically manipulate a book. Even if the print disability is temporary, you may be eligible for this service. This collection includes books, 150 magazines, newspapers and described video for our library patrons. Register online or with the help of the library. Contact Joanne Tobie, jtobie@prpl.ca, for more information.

 

Image result for nnels logoNNELS National Network for Equitable Library Service

Provides downloadable content for patrons with a print disability. Patrons must contact the library before accessing this resource.

 

Library Collections

The Library maintains collections of Large Print books, audio books on CD and eAudio. eBooks that are available through the library can also be helpful as the font size is easily adjusted. These are all searchable through our catalogue.

Victor Readers

The library lends out Victor Readers, these devices help patrons easily navigate through audio material in a tactile way. Available from the service desk with your library card.