Accessible collections

OPL’s accessible collection includes the following material available in the collection:

Descriptions and locations of the accessible collection

Items

Language

Description

Availability

Adult large print books

English

Unabridged texts with clear type in at least 13-point font.

All branches, bookmobile stops and via Homebound Services

Children’s large print books

English

Unabridged texts with clear type in at least 13-point font.

Alta Vista, Carlingwood, Cumberland, Main Library, and Nepean Centrepointe

Children’s braille books

English and French

Picture books with braille overlay. Main Library Children’s Department

Audiobooks

Varies by item

MP3 CD, CD and downloadable audio books.

All branches, bookmobile stops and via Homebound Services. Also available online

eBooks

Varies by item

eBooks available in PDF, EPUB and OverDrive READ formats.

Online

Films for people with hearing disabilities

Varies by item

Video recordings for the hearing impaired.

All branches, bookmobile stops and via Homebound Services

Films for people with visual disabilities Varies by item Video recordings for the visually impaired. Includes narration of visual elements.

All branches, bookmobile stops and via Homebound Services

RAPP packs English and French

Literacy packs for children aged 0-8.
Created in collaboration with Alternative Styles and Outlooks

Beaverbrook, Carlingwood, Cumberland, Greenboro, St-Laurent, and Sunnyside
Assistive Listening Devices n/a Portable device used to amplify sound for people who are hard of hearing. Customers can borrow these devices for events, meetings and programs that take place at OPL.

All branches

iCanada iPods English and French Red iPod shuffle preloaded with a selection of Canadian content, including: including music, audiobooks and OPL Canada 150 audio programs. Each iCanada iPod is unique, allowing you to discover new content with every checkout.

All branches, bookmobile stops and via Homebound Services

Victor Reader English and French Victor Readers (also known as DAISY players) allow the listener to jump from page to page, bookmark specific pages, as well as go directly to a specific page number. DAISY players can play audio CDs, MP3 formats and DAISY audio books.

Via Homebound Services

Customers who are registered through OPL's Talking Book Service/CELA (Centre for Equitable Library Access) have access to additional collections. Please see the Talking Book Service for more information.