CELA Collections

What is CELA?

The Centre for Equitable Library Access (CELA) provides access to Canada's largest collection of alternative format books and online resources for SD&G County Library members who are unable to read print material due to a visual, physical, or learning disability. CELA titles can be obtained in one of two ways:

SD&G County Library's Deposit Collection

The Library has its own deposit collection of "Daisy Disc" audiobooks from CELA (formerly from the CNIB) and even has several Daisy Disc players available for eligible library members to borrow. Registration with the CELA organization is not required to borrow these materials, but your SD&G County Library membership will need to be updated to obtain access. 

If you meet the criteria and are interested in borrowing these types of materials from the SD&G County Library, please contact your local branch for assistance. Any MP3-compatible CD player (and computers) can play these special audiobooks, though the Daisy Disc players offer a superior experience. Our own Daisy Disc collection can be browsed here.

Direct Access Through CELA

CELA offers over 200,000 titles in accessible formats either by postage-free home delivery or through digital downloading for registered library members meeting the eligibility requirements. More information on this direct-to-home delivery service with CELA can be found here

To sign up for access to CELA's digital and physical collections delivered directly through them, either click here to self-register or contact your local branch for assistance. Once registered, you'll have full access to CELA's materials.

CELA's online catalogue can be browsed here