As the situation with COVID-19 continues to evolve, we want to reassure you that the health and safety of our patrons, member libraries, colleagues, educators and staff are CELA’s primary concern. We know that reading can bring comfort in uncertain times, and our team is committed to maintaining reading options for our patrons.
We know how important clear and transparent information is, so we have developed a CELA services and COVID-19 webpage where we will be posting COVID-19 information and updates related to CELA services. On this page you can learn about our health and safety protocols, find information about how to use our digital options, and get updates regarding our services. Please visit this page and feel free to reach out to our Contact Centre if you require further assistance. Our social media channels will also continue to update patrons as needed.
Update June 2: As part of phase 1 of the Province of Ontario’s reopening strategy, CELA has resumed the production and distribution of CDs and embossed braille effective June 1. We expect that it will take us 7 to 10 business days to serve outstanding requests and return to our regular service schedule.
Easy Reader by Dolphin
EasyReader is a free accessible reading app designed for readers with dyslexia, low vision or blindness. Use it with our Direct to Player books!
CELA members with proof of disability can access books from our Bookshare collection. Bookshare offers 600,000 titles, including books for all ages, best sellers, and more. The books are available in electronic text, braille and audio formats; please note that audio versions are in synthetic speech (computer voice), not human-narrated.