People with Disabilities

We Are Accessible

Everyone can enjoy our collections, computers, programs and physical spaces.

If you have a parent, friend, sibling or neighbour with disabilities, let them know about the Library's special materials, amenities and personal service.

The Library has automatic entrance doors and elevator access to all levels.

Talking Books

Booklovers who are unable to read print material due to visual, physical or cognitive disabilities will appreciate our Talking Books program.

We have a large selection of fiction and non-fiction books on CD, MP3-CD and the DAISY format. This list of Talking Books available at the Library is just a taste of what is available.  We can also bring in Talking Books for you from other libraries.

DAISY players and Kindles available on request.

To learn more about Talking Books, call Assistive Services at 604.925.7437.

Large Print Books

Our collection of Large Print books is updated constantly to include the most current, acclaimed and talked about books in all genres of fiction and nonfiction including mysteries, romances and westerns.

We're here to help you find a great read in any edition that suits you—just visit or phone the Information Desk at 604.925.7403.

Adaptive Technology in the Community Computing Centre

We can adapt our computers to better suit your physical needs by offering you a variety of special features. Ask staff at the Community Computing Centre on the Lower Level about how to use the following devices:

  • A high contrast keyboard
  • A screen magnifier
  • An ergonomic mouse
  • A touchpad (instead of a mouse)
  • A trackball mouse (which doesn't require fine motor skills)

Make your home computer easier to use as well. Ability Net's My Computer My Way website shows you how to adapt your keyboard, mouse, Windows, Internet, and favourite applications to suit your needs.

Listening Assistance Technology for those attending programs

If you're planning to attend a meeting or program in the Welsh Hall, you may choose to take advantage of our listening assistance technology—hearing loops for those with hearing aids and headsets for those without.

To inquire and make arrangements to use this service, please contact the Community Computing Centre at least one day in advance of the event. 604.925.7405.