Accessible Collections

Love to read but have difficulty reading print?

If you or someone you know has trouble reading print because of a visual, physical or learning disability, a partnership between The Blue Mountains Public Library and Centre for Equitable Library Access (CELA) offers lots of other ways to read.

What is a print disability?

A print disability is a learning, physical or visual disability that prevents a person from reading conventional print. For more information, visit CELA's What is a Print Disability?.

What accessible collections does the library have?

The library's collection includes:

We can also order print accessible materials for all interests and ages from the CELA Library.

The CELA collection includes:

  • audiobooks in DAISY CD and digital formats
  • books in digital formats and braille
  • magazines and newspapers in DAISY and digital formats

Search CELA's catalogue.

What is a DAISY book?

DAISY (Digital Accessible Information System) allows you to read an audio book the same ways you would read a print book. You can read a book from start to finish by just pressing play, or you also can skip from section to section, use bookmarks and look things up in the index. To play a DAISY audio book, you need a special player or free software. The Library has a DAISY player available for loan.

If you have a print disability and a valid library card, you are eligible to access CELA collections.Self-register for CELA services, or contact us at the Library for help with the registration process.

Self-register for CELA services