Accessibility

We are committed to providing resources and services for all of our library users, whether it is offering collections in accessible formats, delivery to homebound users, access to computers, or a space for learning, leisure, and recreation.

Please read through our Accessible Customer Service Policy for more information on our accessibility standards.

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Resources

  • Large print book collection: mostly fiction with some nonfiction such as the Ontario Driver’s Handbook
  • Pre-loaded Kobos
  • Audiobooks on CD and Playaways
  • E-books and e-audio books through Overdrive
  • A Daisy Book Reader is available to borrow for those who would like to try the equipment prior to obtaining their own
  • Library publications can be printed in larger fonts upon request

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Equipment

  • Computers: Magnify or convert text to speech to search the Internet, check email, and read and write documents. All public computers have a minimum screen size of 21 inches.
  • One public computer has a keyboard with larger size characters.
  • A magnifier glass available at the reading table.

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Books On Wheels

Unable to get to the library? Let us bring the library to you!

Do you need books, large print or recorded books delivered to your residence because of mobility issues or illness? The Pelham Public Library offers two services which could be of help

  • Personal Delivery Service: A volunteer will deliver items to your home every four weeks. Items are chosen by library staff based on your requests or reading preferences.
  • Homebound Access Card: An authorized individual can take out materials on behalf of a homebound person and receive the special lending privileges.

To learn more about this program visit the Books On Wheels page.

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Centre for Equitable Library Access (CELA) 

CELA is a national non-profit organization established by Canadian public libraries to serve customers who have a visual, learning or physical disability that prevents them from reading conventional print. Our partnership with CELA gives our community members access to:

  • formats including audio, Braille, e-text and described video
  • a growing collection of more than 230,000 items including books, magazines, newspapers and described videos

For more information on CELA services, see www.celalibrary.ca.

Contact Melanie Taylor-Ridgway, Volunteer Coordinator, to find out if you are eligible and to register as a CELA user.

Phone: 905-892-6443
Email: mtaylorridgway@pelhamlibrary.on.ca