Centre for Equitable Library Access
The Grimsby Public Library provides access to the Centre for Equitable Library Access (CELA) to patrons who have trouble reading print due to a visual, physical, or learning disability. The CELA collection includes over 200 000 items in accessible formats and online resources for all ages and interests including:
• books and magazines in audio, e-text and Braille
• newspapers in e-text
• described videos
• children’s picture books with Braille added (printbraille)
How to Enroll and Use the Collection:
If you are a Grimsby resident with a print/perceptual disability and would like to register to use the collection, or if you would like more information, please visit the library or call us at 905-945-5142.
If you are eligible to use the collection, Library staff will register you for a library card if you don’t have one already, and ask you about preferred reading formats and subjects and delivery preferences. The system can select books for you or you can choose your own books using an online system or by phone.
If you are eligible to borrow from this collection, you can access materials in several ways, including:
• Download books to your computer or mobile device, such as an iPhone.
• Download books to a DAISY player over a wireless connection without using
• Receive audio CDs, Braille or described movies by mail direct to your home.
More information can be found at the CELA website: www.celalibrary.ca
Visually Accessible Internet Station
The Library has customized one of our Internet workstations to better serve those who have visual impairments or simply struggle with reading small print. This station has been equiped with Zoom Text magnifier software and a large print, high contrast keyboard and is available for use by anyone with a library card or guest pass.
Large Print Books
The Library has a collection of fiction and non-fiction books in
Large Print to accommodate those with poor or limited vision.
The Grimsby Public Library is committed to the independence and integration of persons with disabilities and all those who live, learn, work, plan, and invest in the community. Our intention is to meet with the requirements of the Accessibilty for Ontarians with Disabilities Act, (AODA).
For more information check out the Grimsby Public Library's pdf Accessibility Policy