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Accessible Collections

​CKPL offers a wide range of materials in accessible formats and is registered with the Centre for Equitable Library Access (CELA). 

Accessible Formats

CKPL offers a wide range of accessible formats for children, teens and adults with visual impairments, physical disabilities and learning disabilities including:

  • Large Print books
  • Books on CD
  • Playaways
  • Downloadable ebooks, e-audiobooks, music and magazines

Go to to find your next great read, or Ask CKPL for more information.

Centre for Equitable Library Access (CELA)

CELA provides CKPL with a collection of over 230,000 books, magazines, newspapers and described videos in a choice of formats for people with a print disability.

  • Lots of choices including current bestsellers, award-winners and classics
  • Fiction, non-fiction, films, magazines and more
  • Books for kids, teens and adults
  • Books in audio, braille or accessible ebook formats
  • Download books or receive home delivery by mail
  • CELA also has special accounts for Educators as well

CELA Eligibility Guidelines

  • Learning disabilities: an impairment relating to comprehension
  • Physical disability: the inability to hold or manipulate a book
  • Visual disability: severe or total impairment of sight or the inability to focus or move one's eyes

Eligible CKPL users with valid library cards can sign up for this service.

Self Registration

Register directly through CELA using the self-serve registration form at Enter "Chatham-Kent Public Library" in the search. You will need to supply your library card as well. Any questions? Just Ask CKPL!

Assistive Technology

CKPL offers public computers equipped with accessibility features including text-to-speech, high contrast display mode and a screen magnifier. Many CKPL branches offer additional assistive devices for use in the library. See more on our Assistive Technology page

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