For free access to these digital library collections, please sign in using your NLPL Library card number and PIN.
If you do not have an NLPL Library card you can register online for a free card.
Newfoundland and Labrador Public Libraries offers access to the Centre for Equitable Library Access (CELA) collection for people who have difficulty reading print due to a visual, physical, or learning disability. CELA is a national not-for-profit organization focused on the creation, collection, delivery, and preservation of both digital and physical alternate format accessible materials for Canadians with print disabilities through public libraries.
To be eligible for CELA services, patrons must have a perceptual disability as defined under the provisions of the Copyright Modernization Act, which includes:
To receive CELA services, eligible patrons must register with CELA and have a valid NLPL library card. Patrons can either self-register using the Centre's online registration form, contact NLPL Technical Services or contact CELA directly at 1-855-655-2273 to get registered.
Once registered, patrons can access the CELA collection in a number of different ways, including:
Educators who work with students with print disabilities in an elementary, secondary, or post-secondary institution may use their public library cards to access materials through CELA's Educator Access Program. To learn more about this initiative or to register visit CELA's educator access site.